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Our Travel Blog is where we share our real life travel experiences with you. We also provide information on Chinese culture, Chinese cuisine, and much more. We hope that this information helps you in some way, whether it be in designing a China tour, or just gives you interesting information on a new and exciting place.

Experience Rural Life, Savor Sweet Potatoes and Taros

2012-12-03 | Working at VisitOurChina | Comments(0) |   Views:(305)

Working at VisitOurChina is really enjoyable, which means friendly fellows, good working atmosphere, and opportunities to get in touch with nature. As before as November rushes to the end, it is the time for harvesting sweet potatoes and taros, as well as for our travel agency’s annual trip to Lipu which is famed for taro and has the typical picturesque rural landscapes of Guilin.

China Ski Resorts

2012-11-29 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(340)

Winter is the best season to enjoy snow to your heart's content; winter is full of fun to ski in the excellent resorts around China. Generally speaking, there are six wonderful ski resorts mainly in Heilongjiang, Beijing, Inner Mongolia and Sichuan. And I will give you a brief introduction on them one by one in the followings.

A Tough Woman I Know

2012-11-27 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(358)

People call her Xiangtama, it means Xiang’s mother. Xiang is her second son. Xiangtama is from the same village where I started as a Zhiqing (Educated Youth) during the time of Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). She is about 5 or 6 years younger than me. She was just a little girl when I was there. Her parents have only two daughters, she and her young sister.

What a glamorous autumn landscape painting of Guilin!

2012-11-21 | Life in Guilin | Comments(1) |   Views:(389)

October marks the harvest time of paddy rice in Guilin; it is also the golden season for our hiking lovers. Recently, I joined a hiking trip organized by a Hiking Club and had the opportunity to admire the idyllic scenery of Huixian County (会仙乡)  in Lingui (临桂), a part of Guilin. Azure sky, golden waves of rice paddies, and simple folk customs, left us very good memories.

A Tale of the Elephant Trunk Hill: Combination of Hi-tech and Natural Scenery

2012-11-12 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(325)

 
As a reliable travel agency in Guilin, VisitOurChina is frequently invited to visit pilot programmes. This time is with no exception; we were asked to enjoy the show called A Tale of the Elephant Trunk Hill organized by the Elephant Trunk Hill Scenic Area at 08:00 pm on 9th November this year.

 

A Bite of China – Our Plateau and Highland Barley

2012-11-09 | China Food | Comments(0) |   Views:(320)

For people on a highland rising three to four thousand meters above sea level, there is no more festival thing than harvesting. In China, on the roof of the world, Qinghai-Tibet  Plateau, Yarlung Tsangpo River dashes out of snowy mountains to the bottom of South Tibet, nourishes the most flourishing farm belt of Tibet - Shigatse. Generations of Tibetan have been here planting highland barley, their staple food. By virtue of nutrition and energy given by highland barley, they doggedly survived in this untraversed highland. 

A Bite of China – Raised Fields and Taros

2012-10-31 | China Food | Comments(1) |   Views:(329)

Ancient geological movement created the world’s largest estuary alluvial island and at the same time gave birth to a fertile river plain - Yangtze River Delta. Today it is the most flourishing and populated region in China. In the course of urbanization, in the Xinghua City of Jiangsu Province, there is a distinctive land seemingly forgotten by time. In summer peasants water a sort of lyophilic vegetable - the taro. The land under their feet is called Raised Field (Duo Tian), a unique landscape in the world.

Marvel at Wonders of Guinness World Records: Company Trip to Chuanshan Park

2012-10-25 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(262)

Yesterday our company was invited to visit the Chuanshan Park which I’ve long heard of yet never been to. As a member of VisitOurChina, I had the opportunity to have an intimate contact with its intoxicating scenery and marvel at its natural and cultural wonders.