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Shanghai: On the Cutting Edge of China's Economic Miracle

Although not the traditional China of pagodas and pavilions, Shanghai conjures up all the mystery of the Far East. A past of colonial adventurers, shady ladies, and opium dens, it now has a shining future as Asia ’s major hub of economy and trade.

Many multinationals whose regional headquarters were in Hong Kong and Singapore have already relocated here... Read more

Kashgar, China: The Market at the Top of the World

We woke up early, at least by vacation standards, to make it to the Sunday Animal Market in Kashgar. Showered and more or less awake, our group of three (none of whom speak Chinese or Uighur) jumped into a taxi and managed to point to the right spot on the map, thankful for our multilingual maps.

As we exited the taxi and paid our driver, we walked into the busy market, where traders were buying and selling this week’s stock of cows, sheep, goats and horses... Read more

Watching the Chinese Watch the Westerners At the Funny Pointy Hills

Everything I'd heard about China was wrong beginning with the best place to see its most famous scenery: the funny pointy hills soaring a thousand feet over misty waterways.

A paradise actually exists where fishermen float on five bamboo poles lashed together impersonating a raft, spearing fish through cone-shaped nets, red lanterns reflecting off perfectly still waters... Read more

A market in Macau
A market in Macau

China: A Wonderful Family Destination

"Oh Mamma, are we really going to see Pandas?" asked my six-year-old son, Soham, goggle-eyed with excitement, as we discussed our vacation to China with our two children. For both our children, China was synonymous with cuddly Pandas and the Great Wall, and they couldn't wait to see both... Read more

Miraculous Macau: Modern and Mystifying

The name Macau brings to mind bygone days of pirates roaming the South China Sea, of a mysterious mix where East and West collided and the unfamiliar could be explored. Today Macau is still a place well worth spending time and is full of mixes, both modern and mystifying, with glimpses into the colonial past... Read more

Read more GoNOMAD stories about China and Taiwan:

Digging to China: A Journey to Taipei, Nanjing and Shanghai

Shanghai, China: The Next Great World City

Hubei Province: Discovering China's Grand Canyon

Hua Shan: The Most Dangerous Mountain in China

Tagong: The Wild West of Sichuan Province

Huangshan: Climbing the Yellow Mountain Like the Emperors of Old

Visiting Monasteries in Rural Tibet

China: The Splendor of Anhui Province

The Water Town of Wuzhen: The Venice of China

The Macau Grand Prix: Fearsome Motorsports Competition

A Culinary Tour of China: Eating & Drinking Delights

Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands

Biking from Tibet to Nepal: The Longest Descent in the World

Macau, China: Contradictions and Tiny Miracles

A Whirlwind Tour of Taiwan

Chengdu, China: Open for Business

Beijing: What to See and Do

Tibet: Exploring the Ancient Kingdom of Gu-ge

Beijing for Beginners

Learning Photography in China: Bringing Images to Life

Sony Visits China: Cha-Ching, Feng-Shui and Man Mo

Teaching English in Beijing

Hiking Along the Great Wall of China

Taming the Dragon: China With Children

Guiyang to Kunming, China by Road

Kashgar, China: Auntie Val's Magic Carpet Ride

Getting Sick in China: A Traveler's Challenge

Sony Stark's Asian Photo Gallery

MARIE’S WORLD TOUR: Siem Reap to Beijing

Hong Kong's Adventurous Side: Hills, Mountains and Sea

Taiwan: Festivals, Fireworks and Fantastic Food

Paul Shoul's Taiwan Photo Gallery

Taiwan’s Hidden Islands



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