Category Archives: Travel

Getting a local SIM card when traveling in China – China Unicom and China Mobile

When traveling in mainland of China and you probably want to get a SIM card and activate a data plan in order to use the internet and avoid hefty international data fees (despite the fact that there is a lot of free WIFI at the airports, hotels and restaurants). By the way, Internet access is now a basic human right according to the United Nations Human Rights Council ( 2017). It is easy to get a local SIM card in China, the two major telecommunication companies are China mobile (中国移动) and China Unicom (中国联通). 4G covers most of Chinese cities. 3G Coverage is over 99% of China population. Coverage is nearly everywhere except some rural part of Tibet & Xinjiang. A prepaid SIM card can be used immediately after simple activation.

Photos of Shanghai

Located in the East China, Shanghai is in the junction between Yangtze River and Qiantang River. With approx. 170,000 foreign residents living in the city, Shanghai is the most populated cities with foreigners in China ( 2015). With a history of more than 700 years, Shanghai was once the financial center of the Far East. Today, Shanghai has raised again to become financial hub of China and a top tourist destination ( 2016) as well as an international metropolis.

The Former Shanghai French Concession

The Former Shanghai French Concession is one of the two former concessions in Shanghai (the other one is Shanghai International Settlement). It is located inside the current Luwan District and Xuhui District of Shanghai. Established in 1849 and ended in 1943, the Shanghai French Concession had been one of the centres of Catholicism in China as well as home to many of the Chinese revolutionaries. Today the Former Shanghai French Concession is a charming part of town to visit and during the day its quiet tree lined avenues and parks make for a wonderfully refreshing stroll (Foster 2008). Despite re-development over time, the area maintains unique features and is one of the top tourist destinations in Shanghai City.

Top 8 Beijing Roast Duck Brands

Talking about Beijing cuisine, everyone would first mention the Beijing Duck ! It is the chief representative of the Beijing cuisine. Beijing roast duck has its long history, unique baking process, mellow color and taste. The diverse range of brands has not only contributed to Beijing’s most famous specialties, but also represents inherent essence of the traditional food culture of China. Here we will introduce to you the Top 8 Beijing Roast Duck Brands, you will enjoy the most distinctive taste of authentic Beijing style roast duck by visiting the outlets under these branded restaurants.

Sacred mountain and lake: Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (KMY) in Ali, Tibet

Kailash Mansarovar in Ali, Tibet1

The mystery of nature : Mount Kailash and Manasarovar at altitude 6700 meters are the most representative scenes of Kailash Mansarovar in Ali. In the hearts of the Tibetan, Kailash represents masculine sun, God Father, and Manasarovar represents mellow moon, God Mother. In this Holy Land full of brilliance, even if only a stay for a moment, it will all of God’s blessing for ordinary people.