Due to the language barrier and cultural differences from the West, the prospect of visiting China is intimidating and often overwhelming to many would-be travelers. Thanks to smartphones, translation programs, and increased access to apps that were once exclusively Chinese, it has never been easier for foreign travelers to explore this ancient and diverse country. Download these 6 must-have apps for travel in China before boarding your flight (your app store may or may not work without a VPN in China) and you’ll be able to communicate, navigate, book flights, trains, and hotels, and make purchases with ease.
One of my favourite things about travelling is getting to explore a culture through food. When you are vegan in place like China, this can be a little daunting. Fortunately, if you go to the right cities you can manage to find places. Here is my vegan food tour of Chengdu!
Deciding what to pack for moving to China was difficult, it has to fit in just two suitcases and a carry-on, it can’t exceed 120lbs total, and I’ll be here at least a year! Some things are obvious – clothes, a camera, a laptop. But how to use that last bit of spare space in the suitcase wisely? What to pack when moving to China – these are the top 10 things I’m glad I decided to bring!
My name is Bryce. I’m from the United States. Following my time at York from 2011 to 2014, I went back to school to obtain a master’s degree in clinical psychology and I am currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology.
I’ve got big, big plans up my sleeve. The clock is ticking, and with every click of the clock I am closer to starting my one month of travel through some of the hottest spots in western China (not literally hot—they are actually some of the colder places in China!).
Hi, I’m Eric from Tucson, Arizona. I live in Washington, DC and next month I will begin work as a strategic research consultant for Education Advisory Board, a professional services firm serving colleges and universities.