Author name: Gianluca Falso

I'm 24 years old and I'm finishing my master in Chinese language and translation. At the moment I live in Shanghai, and I hope to stay in China for long time. You can find me on Linkedin.

Tibetan Sichuan: Traveling in the Ancient Kingdom of the Kham

In this article I will describe my travels in the Tibetan part of Sichuan. Here’s the itinerary, if you’d prefer to “skip” directly to the place in the article that most interests you: Tibetan Sichuan – My itinerary First day: Kangding/Litang Second day: Litang/Ganzi Third day: Ganzi/Dege Fourth day: Dege/Luhuo Fifth day: Luhuo/Daofu/Tagong Hidden among …

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Crossing the Border of China and Vietnam on Foot (Hekou – Lao Cai)

In this article I’ll tell of how you can get to the Vietnamese city of Lao Cai on foot, crossing the border at the Chinese city of Hekou, focusing on my personal experience and my feelings on the day I crossed. I hope that by reading this article you’ll want to travel slowly and lose …

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Traveling to Guizhou Province, Homeland to a Third of China’s Ethnic Minorities

Located in the southeastern part of China, Guizhou Province is formed by rice paddies, soft hills full of terraces, villages that stand out of the clouds and the songs and colors of the minorities that populate the region. Even though the province is considered one of the poorest in China, both from a gross internal …

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Bupiao: An Alternative Method for Buying a Train Ticket in China

For four years I’ve regularly found myself in China for long or short periods, and like anyone in China for study or work, I try to tour the country as much as possible. Many times the biggest problem when planning travel in China is booking a train ticket, and not just because of the high …

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Traveling to Guangdong, the Province of Guangzhou and Shenzhen

Guangdong is the region that best represents Chinese history in recent centuries: it took on the role of a protagonist during the arrival of Europeans in China, it was the base in 1911 where the revolutionary party of Sun Yatsen saw the disintegration of the longest empire in history, was the headquarters of both the …

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The Book Market near the Temple of Confucius in Shanghai

Xuegong Jie (学宫街) and Laodaoqian Jie (老道前街) are two small streets in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. The streets are packed, full of life. There are low houses, street food, and there’s no lack of bicycles and electric bikes that weave through passersby and merchants. But what makes it special is that the two roads …

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Climbing Tai Shan, the Great Mountain of the East

China’s collective imagination is without a doubt famous for its sacredness and mysticism tied to ancient philosophies that originated here millenniums ago, and that place nature at the center of the universe and the life of man. The image of the old Taoist, of temples perched at the top of mountains, the spires of mountain …

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