For thousands of years, caravans of camels loaded with silk, rubies, jade, amber, musk and other precious cargo made their way on a treacherous journey plagued with starvation, thirst, bandits and ferocious sandstorms along what was then known as the Silk Route. The path is a network of overland trade routes that linked China with the Mediterranean.
Happy New Year fellow travelers! 2016 has finally arrived. We love the tradition of New Years, where friends and family join to celebrate the start of a new year. Whether it’s New Years Eve, Chinese New Year or Songkran, every culture has their own unique festivities that bring communities together.
After living in Shanghai for over 4 years I was more than aware of the challenges of domestic travel in China, especially with family. Crowded airports, queues for taxis, tour cars with no safety belts and the constant battle to find the perfect “China” moment amongst the masses have made discovering China never quite as glamorous as the glossy brochures make it out to be. Until our trip to Yunnan last month, which changed my