Celebrating China’s National Holiday: October 1-7 - Global Storybook

Celebrating China’s National Holiday: October 1-7

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The National Holiday is one of the major events in China, which is celebrated every year.  October 1st 1949 was the date that our Central Government selected as the official commencement of the People’s Republic of China.  China was liberated by its ... Read More
Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Guilin – Photo Diary Of A Subtropical Town

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We've already covered the top 10 sights in Guilin, including some of its most famous day trips - Longji Rice Terraces and the River Li cruise.  In this particular post, we wanted to share some more pictures of Guilin - just ... Read More
Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai: A Portrait Of A Modern City

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Upon arriving to Shanghai for the very first time - you might think that you've actually landed in New York or London.  This huge megapolis, the largest city in the country - looks anything but a... 'classic' Chinese city.  It's filled ... Read More
A Quick Guide to Shanghai's Main Airports- Global Storybook

A Quick Guide to Shanghai’s Main Airports

When you fly in to Shanghai, chances are - you will land in one of its two main airports: Hongqiao International Airport or Pudong International Airport.  Hongqiao is located around 13-15 kilometers (8-9 miles) out of the city center.  Pudong, on ... Read More
Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces – A Beautiful Day Trip From Guilin

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The gorgeous Longji (or Longsheng) Rice Fields - is one of the most famous and awesome activities that you can do from Guilin.  There are numerous organized tours that can take you there on a day trip, or you can ... Read More
Mount Huashan, China - Global Storybook

How (NOT) To Visit Mount Huashan

Mount Huashan, or simply Mount Hua as it is commonly known... outside of China, is one of the most beautiful hikes in the whole World.  It's also proclaimed to be one of the most dangerous hikes as well.  Why dangerous you ... Read More
Badaling Great Wall, Beijing, China - Global Storybook

Badaling Great Wall: The Most Visited Sight in Beijing

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Chances are - you've already heard about the Great Wall in China.  Maybe you've even visited it before!  But for those who haven't - did you know that there are actually different sections of the Wall that you can hike ... Read More
China Road by Rob Gifford

China Road: A Journey Into the Future

/ Books, China /
Book:  “China Road: A Journey Into The Future Of A Rising Power” Author:  Rob Gifford Publisher:  Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008 Rob Gifford is a talented journalist, travel writer, and a correspondent who used to work for the National Public Radio's (NPR) ... Read More
Shanghai Top 20 Sights - Global Storybook

Shanghai: Top 20 Sights

Home to over 24 million of people - Shanghai is the biggest city in China, and is considered to be its ‘financial capital’.  It is one of the most beautiful, modern and expensive cities in the whole World, rival only ... Read More
Huangluo Yao Village, China - Global Storybook

Huangluo Yao: The World’s First ‘Long Hair’ Village

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Huangluo Yao is a small village located on a 2-hour drive from Guilin, in Southwest region of China.  At a first glance it can look like a thousand other villages spread across the entire country.  However, Huangluo Yao village is different.  It is ... Read More
The Last Days of Old Beijing by Michael Meyer

The Last Days of Old Beijing: City Transformed

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Book:  “The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed” Author:  Michael Meyer Publisher:  Walker & Company, 2009 The author of this book, Michael Meyer, came to China as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1995 ... Read More
Li-Jiang River Cruise, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Li-Jiang River Cruise: A Day Tour From Guilin

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Li-Jiang River cruise is one of the most famous activities in Guilin, and is one of the main reasons why visitors from all over the World come to this city.  The cruise takes about 3-4 hours (one-way) - departing from Guilin ... Read More
Guilin, China

China For the Beginners: Or, What I Learned on My First Trip

/ China, Solo Travel /
With five thousand years of history behind its ‘back’ - China is one of the few, oldest, most advanced countries in the whole World.  Among numerous accomplishments and gifts to the human society, China is primarily famous for 4 things: publishing (typography), paper ... Read More
Guilin Top 10 Sights - Global Storybook

Guilin: Top 10 Sights

Guilin, located in the Southwest region of China, is one of the most beautiful, historic and touristic cities in the country.  It's a small city with a population of less than... 5 million, famous for its scenic, narrow limestone hills and the ... Read More
Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China - Global Storybook

Visiting The Terracotta Warriors

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The Terracotta Warriors is one of the most famous sights in China, and in the whole World.  These life-size statues were built almost 2,200 years ago, around 206 BC.  They were meant to be buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi ... Read More
Factory Girls by Leslie Chang

Factory Girls: From Village To City in a Changing China

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Book:  “Factory Girls: From Village To City In a Changing China” Author:  Leslie T. Chang Publisher:  Spiegel & Grau, 2009 As the name of the book evidently implies - "Factory Girls" was based primarily on the life of young migrants in China.  Leslie Chang, ... Read More
Top 5 Panoramic Views in Shanghai - Global Storybook

Shanghai: Top 5 Panoramic Views

The beautiful city of Shanghai - is not only the largest city of China, it is also its vibrant and lively, financial capital.  An important port city since the invasion of the British, Shanghai is full of history.  Nowadays, its ... Read More
Jinshanling Great Wall, China - Global Storybook

Rainy Day On The Jinshanling Great Wall

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Jinshanling is a section of Great Wall located on around 2,5 hours drive from Beijing.  It has been fully restored and is quite easy to hike... on a 'normal' day, that is - when it's not raining.  I came here on ... Read More
How to Use the Metro (Subway) in Shanghai

How to Use the Metro (Subway) in Shanghai

Shanghai’s metro is clean and safe as is very easy to navigate, but if you have never used it before it might be a bit confusing initially.  However, in this quick review we will explain everything that you need to ... Read More
How to Use the Metro (Subway) in Beijing - Global Storybook

How To Use The Metro (Subway) in Beijing

If you will be visiting Beijing and are wondering how to navigate its extensive subway network - then this post is for you.  Beijing, with its current population of 21 million residents, is one of the largest cities in the ... Read More