Coronavirus travel restrictions
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

China and various other countries have implemented restrictions on entry and exit, visa and work permit issuance, closed ports, tightened quarantine rules and taken other measures in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. These restrictions may affect international business travel and assignment plans. Below are the travel restrictions for China and the US. For travel restrictions in other countries, go here.  +

The Lantern Festival
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Taking place on February 8th, the Lantern Festival marks the end of the Spring Festival, also called the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year. +

Jingjiang Prince's City
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Guilin is most famous for its amazing karst landscape of unusually shaped mountains interlaced in rivers, as featured by our recent blog post “Ride the River”. However, there is also a very important landmark from Chinese history located in Guilin which your typical traveler isn’t aware of. It was as important to the Chinese people of the past as the famous Forbidden City in Beijing, and was considered as its southern counterpart. This landmark is known as the Jingjiang Prince’s City located in central Guilin and is described as a “city within a city”. (We will refer to Jingjiang Prince’s City simply as “Prince’s City” for the remainder of the article.) Emperors, kings, and princes alike all lived in this complex over the hundreds of years it was in royal use.  +

Chinese Tea Ceremonies
Friday, December 27, 2019

Did you know that like Japan, China has a tea ceremony? Chinese tea ceremonies are performed on two occasions, during a wedding or any time you want to appreciate a cup of tea with friends. +

Ride the River, Guilin
Monday, December 23, 2019

When you travel in China and have some cash on hand, you may notice a mountain and river scene on the 20-yuan note. It’s really become an iconic scene repeatedly seen in both traditional and modern Chinese art alike.The mountains in the background are some of the most peculiar mountains you might ever see, all about the same height, very abrupt, beginning and ending suddenly almost like a reading on an EKG heart monitor. +

Pagodas of Sun and Moon
Monday, November 25, 2019

Guilin is a hugely popular tourist site because of its rich, natural landscapes and opportunity for outdoor adventure. Most who venture there will at some point take a river cruise or ride a raft down the Li River while gazing in awe at the mountainous landscape. However, when exploring the actual city center of Guilin, you will surely at some point find yourself standing on the bank of the central Fir Lake enjoying the view of the Pagodas of Sun and Moon. They are also known as the Silver and Gold Pagodas because of the color scheme they exhibit after sunset. They are truly a sight to be seen at night; you can expect to find a crowd of people taking photos and strolling around the area any day of the week. +

Thinking of Teaching English in China? You'll need these 3 things
Monday, October 14, 2019

English teachers are in very high demand all over China. With a quick internet search for “teaching English in China” you will find a slew of resources geared towards helping people make the big move. It’s not just a career change, it’s an everything change. +