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The Far East is a fascinating region to explore, and China has some of the most famous landmarks on the planet, not least of which is the Great Wall. Explore the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in Beijing, or see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Delicious food, fascinating heritage, ancient history: China’s got it all.

Video of the week – the Harbin Ice Festival

  If you’re planning a trip over the festive season, it might be an idea to check out the festivals and events that take place across the world. Not everyone has a Santa Claus! (Shh… don’t tell the kids!) One … Continue reading

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The Dragon Boat Race Festival 2013

June is fast approaching and China is gearing up for the annual Dragon Boat Festival, a colourful cultural display featuring traditional dancing, rhythmic music, and exhilarating boat races. As one of the oldest festivals in China, the history of the … Continue reading

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Giant Pandas – the Chengdu Research Base

Guest blog by Clare Kendall, freelance journalist and photographer I knew that baby pandas would be cute but nothing prepared me (a hardened journalist) for just how impossibly, unbearably, achingly cute they would be in the flesh (or rather fluff). … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Hong Kong to Beijing

An incredible video by Ryan Edmond that takes in Guilin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou as well as two megacities Hong Kong and Beijing. Some incredible shots and fantastic day-to-night transitions, and a great sound track too. Learn more about our China … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Beijing to Moscow by Train

Beijing to Ulaanbataar to Moscow. Over 7500 km of amazing scenery and life in one five minute video, beautifully shot with a fab Mongolian soundtrack. What’s not to love about this video? Makes us yearn to be back on rails!! … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: China – Fast and Peaceful

China is a land filled with the mysteries of the past, yet it’s simultaneously streaking toward an exciting future. Along with ancient monuments that date back thousands of years, China’s modern cities hint at the urban environment of the future. … Continue reading

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World Wonders: Top 5 Deserts of the World

Deserts are among the most dramatically alluring natural landscapes in the world. Their stark beauty is timeless, and life here exists at the mercy of the elements. Deserts are wild, harsh places, and we love exploring them, photographing them and … Continue reading

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The Inside Track on Pyramids

Pyramids are fascinating structures that have had historians, archaeologists and tourists scratching their befuddled brows for centuries. And they’re still a source of wonder and amazement. How were they built and what purpose did they serve? Read on to find … Continue reading

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Festival Spotlight: Chinese New Year

Although we’re only a few weeks into our own new year, Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Read about how the Chinese celebrate, and what might be in store for you in 2013… Chinese New Year takes places … Continue reading

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How to say ‘Thank You’ in five languages

It’s probably the easiest phrase to learn in any language, and one of the most important too. Learning an entire language before you go to a country is not always feasible, but it’s worthwhile trying to learn a few of … Continue reading

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