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An exceptional cuisine, an exceptional cultural heritage, and more exceptional landscapes:
Welcome to China, a unique and… exceptional country!

 

Language(s) Chinese mandarin, cantonese
Currency
Yuan
Hitchhiking
Easy
Wild camping Forbidden in Xinjiang, tolerated elsewhere

The mystical mountains of Han’s land – Roadtrip China

Thousands of static and bright stars have given way to hundreds of noisy cars. As traffic resumes on the highway, we hit the road again with our thumbs up. This time, we won't wait long to reach Hunan province, then outskirts of Changde, and finally our destination; Zhangjiajie. Sitting with a cup of hot tea, a block away from the Li River, we patiently waited for our host Anthony...

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Responsible travel: animal exploitation, somewhere between traditions and attractions

While volunteering in a hostel in Kyrgyzstan, we were struck by the interest and enthusiasm of a majority of travelers for attractions involving animals - such as multi-day horse treks with tired horses, or souvenir photo sessions with an eagle on arm... Choices that often exasperated us, but also raised many questions!...

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It’s an other culture – Roadtrip China

Exhausted, overwhelmed, but finally free, free, FREE! Now it's possible for us to walk anywhere we want, scamping along the deserted streets of Jiuquan, passing by proudly in front of a police car  une voiture de police without risking an unexpected check, taking pictures of everything and anything, and keep these bad photos as a souvenir...

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A special experience – Roadtrip in Xinjiang, China

This following travel story traces our roadtrip in Xinjiang, a province located west of China, where there is currently a great crackdown by Chinese authorities on Turkish-speaking ethnic minorities and Muslims living in this region, including the people of Uighurs. This article is not a journalistic article but our simple story of hitchhikers visiting this region...

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Zhangjiajie, our hike in the heart of Avatar – China

Our journey in Western and Central China took us through Hunan; a province of incredible beauty, inhabited by several ethnic minorities, and endemic animal and plant species. It is also in this province with its subtropical climate that we find the famous Zhangjiajie Park - whose natural elements are unmistakably reminiscent of the setting of the film Avatar. Curious, we let ourselves be tempted by a visit to the park...

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