January 22, 2014

Chinaful Insider Guides: What to SEE in Hong Kong

Visiting Hong Kong? You’ll no doubt learn from your hotel and travel guides that you must spend a day at the Big Buddha, a bronze behemoth and one of five large buddha statutes in China. You’ll also hear that you should take a ride on the tram to Hong Kong’s Peak for the views and […]

Guilin Mountains in China January 03, 2014

ChinaSnap! Surreal Guilin Mountains

This is… my snapshot of the famous Guilin mountain range in Guangxi province. This is a view that  tourists from around the world flock to see. At the time I took this ChinaSnap! I was… gliding on a Guilin cruise boat down the Li River, enjoying a Tsing-Tao beer. I remember… the karst landscape was unlike […]

November 20, 2013

ChinaSnap! Beijing Skyline

This is… a photo of the Beijing skyline – and no, I didn’t apply a filter.  That’s really what the sky looks like in Beijing! At the time I took this ChinaSnap! I was… staying at the Park Hyatt in Chaoyang on business. It had rained the previous night, which had washed away the smog.  I remember… this […]

May 21, 2013

Welcome Chinaful’s New Contributor, Will Solomon

Solomon taking a nap in the subway like a local Beijinger. I’m excited to announce Will Solomon will be joining Chinaful as a contributor, bringing fresh content from the front lines of Beijing. (Look for an insider guide to Beijing from coming soon!) From Solomon’s first post about China’s changing spending habits, you can see that he has a […]

March 13, 2013

Chinaful Insider Guides: Where to Eat, Drink, See, Shop, and Stay

{Traveling by sleeper train to Holhot, Inner Mongolia} “You’ve lived in China,” a friend or acquaintance will say to me. “What do I have to see when I’m in Shanghai? Where should I stay in Chengdu? What are the best souvenirs from Beijing?  What’s the best bar in Hong Kong?” In China, it’s best to use the recommendations […]