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Hong Kong Protests: Tour guides see worst business in two decades (video)


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Cadence Column: Asia, October 29, 2018


The Pacific Ocean has become a chess board of moving pawns, castling kings, bluffs, and propaganda. China offers the moon to small countries, the US warns that no “free” gift comes without strings attached. When Trump pulled out of the INF treaty for supposed Russian violations, Russia went on high alert at home and called … Continue reading

Ignorance is no excuse – Chinese tourists are learning how to behave


Two Chinese tourists in Berlin in early August “were arrested after posing for photos while making the Nazi gesture in front of the historic Reichstag building …… German law forbids the use of some symbols affiliated with banned organizations in public, such as gestures, uniforms and flags, including those linked to the Nazis.” A tour … Continue reading

All women are welcome to China’s beaches with a face mask of any kind


The hot summer, after the Dragon Boat Festival on May 30, will ‘formally’ begin in China. One of the places for fun is the beach. It has been increasingly popular in the beaches here since the early 2010s that women wear masks to protect themselves from UV so as to keep their face skin smooth … Continue reading

China teaches its 100 million tourists some travel etiquette


This year may go down in history as the moment when the global balance of economic power shifted dramatically towards China, after Beijing humiliated Washington over the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. But let’s face it, tectonic shifts in the global economic order go largely unnoticed by ordinary mortals. Not so tectonic shifts in the global … Continue reading

China says Central & Eastern European countries should implement attractive tourist visa policy for Chinese people


Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) should accelerate the implementation of visa on arrival, visa-free, and multiple entry visa policy for Chinese tourists, according to Li Jinzao, head of the China National Tourism Administration who was at the China tourism information day conference in Budapest on Thursday. Increasingly, countries have been implementing very attractive and … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 9, 2015


China was doing great. They had it “goin’ on”. Then, they made some choices over the last few years. Now, the Pacific region is foreseeably destabilizing. But the least of those concerns, and arguably the most overrated, is the situation in Hong Kong. Before we review the facts, read clearly; Hongkongers have nothing to fear. … Continue reading

China plans international tourism zone with North Korea, Russia


China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, in Pyongyang’s latest push for new investment. Jiang Chaoliang, governor of China’s northeastern Jilin province, said the province would draw up a blueprint for the Tumen River Delta international tourism area … Continue reading

China to explore for seabed mining, develop deep-sea tourism


China has recruited six trainees of deep-sea submersible operators and been building its State Deep Sea Base in Qingdao. The six trainees will take a 2-year course and be certified operators after passing the examination. By that time, China will have eight deep-sea submersible operators. There are two female trainees among the six. It is … Continue reading

Why are Chinese tourists so rude?


After almost every ‘rude Chinese tourist’ story, unfortunately, made SCMP.com’s top-10 list, I decided to give the question some serious thought They are seen as pushy, loud, impolite, unruly, and they are everywhere. And although destination countries welcome the tourism dollars the Chinese spend, they loathe the chaos and hassle some mainland tourists bring upon … Continue reading

Thailand shocked by ‘rude’ Chinese tourists


The successful, low-budget Chinese comedy Lost in Thailand has lured tens of thousands of Chinese tourists to Chiang Mai, but they left locals in Thailand’s historic and culturally rich northern city complaining. After seeing a record number of Chinese tourists over the Lunar New Year holiday, some locals described what they experienced as “cultural clashes”, … Continue reading

Chinese tourists’ bad manners harming country’s reputation


Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang has criticized the “uncivilized behavior” of his countrymen when they travel abroad, which he says has harmed the nation’s image. He blamed the “poor quality and breeding” of the Chinese tourists. According to Shangaiist, Wang made the remarks during a meeting to discuss the country’s new tourism law. He said that some … Continue reading

Hong Kong Avenue Of Stars


January 31st 2011: The Avenue of Stars is a salute to eminent Hong Kong film workers for their devoted contribution to local and world theatres. With many visitors to Hong Kong being fans of Hong Kong’s movies, the Avenue of Stars also serves as a tourist attraction. It was opened to the public and visitors from … Continue reading

March 21 1963 Alcatraz Closes


On March 21st 1963, Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closed down and transferred all it’s prisoners to other institutions, according to official government sources. At it’s peak period of use in the 1950s, “The Rock,” or “America’s Devil Island” housed over 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. Alcatraz remains an icon of American prisons … Continue reading

Exploring the Ancient Sites and Streets of Wenshu Temple and Beyond


Published at eChinacities online magazine Many visitors come to Chengdu for the temples, the shopping, the restaurants and sightseeing. Wenshu Temple and surrounding area has all that and more. Lined with quaint buildings in the ancient Chinese architectural style, each part of this fascinating area has its own feel and its own culture, yet it … Continue reading

Vegetables with a Vengeance – Meat-free Dining in Chengdu


Published at eChinacites online magazine Like most other Western foods in Chengdu, or China for that matter, many vegetarian restaurants never seem to get it quite right. However, there are a few that are surprisingly good, even if their menus overly emphasise tofu-based dishes. That’s fine, if you really love your tofu. However, for those … Continue reading

Where to Get a Good Pizza in Chengdu


Published at eChinacities online magazine Pizzas are a staple for many Western travellers, and Chengdu has a lot of expats looking for pizzas. Pizza is a little taste of home, a link to sanity and the “real world.” So the question arises: where can one get a good pizza in Chengdu? For the traveller who … Continue reading

Chengdu’s Tibetan Quarter – Gateway to Tibet


Published at eChinacities online magazine Many consider Chengdu to be the gateway to Tibet, so it is only reasonable that visitors to Chengdu would want to visit the Tibetan Quarter. Chengdu’s Tibetan Quarter, or Little Lhasa, is located in the south-west of Chengdu, near the First Ring Road. It is in close proximity to two … Continue reading

Honolulu USA Pearl Harbor


Of all the places I’ve ever been, few are as inspiring as Pearl Harbor, on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. We all know the story, and we’ve seen the movie, but it is not until one visits the place that the enormity of what happened there really sinks in. What happened in this place changed … Continue reading

September 2 1977: Bandung Indonesia Photo Gallery


Photographs From Bandung Indonesia, September 1977 For a complete list of articles and photo galleries about my favourite memories during my travels, click here Click here to read article Click here to read article Click here to read article Tourism Articles On This Site “My Journey” Articles and Photo Galleries

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