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To the budget traveler, budget airlines are a godsend. They’re a great way to save on the costs of traveling from Point A to Point B. However, budget airlines have restrictions that do not apply to regular airlines.
Train travel is almost always the cheapest and most convenient way to travel throughout China. With China’s extensive train network, travelers can span long distances for a fraction of the cost of a plane ticket. Well, most of the time
Whether you’ve spent your day temple-hopping, hiking the Great Wall, scooting around a traditional courtyard hutong neighborhood in a rickshaw, or like this author, hunched at your desk making lesson plans, there are few things more refreshing than ending the day with a cold brew or two. Or three or four.
My roommate from my semester abroad, Rose, lives in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province. Since we’re both in
northern China, I’ve been wanting to get out of Beijing for a few days and go to visit her. So a couple weeks ago I picked a date, emailed Rose to confirm I was still invited, and next thing I knew I was buying my ticket to Shijiazhuang.
Getting around a Chinese city can seem daunting. What if you don’t understand any signs? What if you get lost and can’t find your way back to your hotel? For many travelers, it seems easier to just stay at home in their hotel room unless they are with a private guide or a tour group