8 Amazing Spring Photography Spots Around the World

Spring comes just once a year, and always makes a memorable impression. For photography, these fleeting months are filled with blooming landscape and unique, natural patterns. But with such a small window to capture...

Everything You Need to Know about Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is the most important celebration in China and venerated across other Asian cultures as well, a fact that often goes missing in western interpretations of the event. Lasting for 15 days,...

Eight Must-See Villages in Yunnan Province, China

Yunnan province in southwest China is a cultural corridor unique to the country: half of China's ethnic minorities call the province home. Yunnan is also a reservoir of biodiversity, with landscapes ranging from high-mountains...

8 Countries to Visit If You Love the Winter

One way to describe winter is “long and bleak.” But we prefer to see it differently. Because, these chilly months offer a chance for new experiences, ones unique to the locations that endure endless...
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Interview: Experiences of Black Teachers in China

Monaye, Amirah, J’Lynn, and Mathapelo are all Black English teachers in China. They are all American except Mathapelo, who is South African. And with nothing but a couple of suitcases, a passport, and a...
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48 Hours in Beijing: What to See and Do

When you work full time, you know the struggle of making every second of vacation time count. With a city as massive and diverse as Beijing, designing your itinerary can be a challenge. Between...

Irwin Chan’s Tips for Photographing the Architecture of Hong Kong

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Irwin Chan loves the diversity of his home city: the way Chinese tradition mixes with Western influence. Irwin explains that this mixture creates the best of both worlds,...
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The Sleeping Giant: Chinese Street Photography

“Erm, this is not what it looked like on Google!” The bright neon lights of Fenghuang’s nightlife had taken over, giving the famous Chinese karaoke bars the go ahead to turn up the music and...

Learning from Locals: Shanghai to San Francisco

Shanghai’s buildings can seem oppressive in their vastness. Lining the streets like cold mountains, the grey sky makes it almost claustrophobic at times. Other days, when the sun is out and the clouds are...

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