China Archives - Page 2 of 9 - The Dragon Trip


Travel trends, insights, experiences, tips & inspiration, all written by our expert travel nerds

December 3, 2018
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Best apps to download for your budget adventure tour in China | Expert Travel Tips

When you’re travelling to another country, you want to be as prepared as you can be. China is a particularly unique country to travel in, from language barriers, culture shock and internet censorship. Popular western websites like Google, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are censored by the Chinese government. These are the best alternative apps to download on your phone for your upcoming budget adventure tour in China.
November 30, 2018
backpacking in China

How to learn Mandarin while backpacking in China | Expert Travel Tips

We recently spoke to the co-founder and managing director of The Chairman’s Bao, Sean McGibney, who gave us some insight about how the Chinese language learning platform works and how to utilise it while backpacking in China.
November 21, 2018
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Top street food dishes to try when travelling in China | Expert Travel Tips

There’s nothing better than treating your taste buds to new and exciting foods when you’re travelling. When you’re travelling to a country where you don’t speak the language, and you can’t even hazard a guess – like Mandarin – then it can be difficult to know what to try. Here are our favourite street food dishes that are an absolute must-try for anyone travelling in China!
November 14, 2018
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An interview with Charles Henry | The Dragon Trip

In honour of our good friend and colleague, Justin Shapiro, who tragically passed away in 2017, we launched The Justin Shapiro Internship and Travel Scholarship, in partnership with CRCC Asia. The programme allows a number of young people, who may not otherwise have a chance to do so, to experience working and travelling in China. We spoke to Charles Henry who went to China this summer about his experiences during his 1-month long internship at CRCC Asia, and on The Dragon Trip's 21-day backpacking adventure.
November 2, 2018
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9 tips for taking stunning travel photographs by Gabriele from bonusprint

Discover these awesome travel photography tips from Gabriele from bonusprint and take your best photos ever when you're exploring a new place.
November 1, 2018
Group Tours Asia

Why you should do a group tour rather than travel solo | Expert Travel Tips

So you want to go backpacking in Asia but you’re wary about going it alone? We totally get, the world is a big place, especially when you’re in a country where you don’t speak the language. But didn’t you know? Everybody is talking about the benefits of group travelling. Here are the top reasons why it’s better to do a group tour than travel solo.
October 26, 2018
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Most Instagram-worthy places in China | Expert Travel Tips

China is one of the largest countries in the world, so its home to an abundance of breath-taking locations bound to make anyone’s Instagram followers jealous. With so many photogenic places to visit and things to do, narrowing it down was quite the task! But our team of travel experts have picked out their top 8 most Instagrammable places in China.
October 18, 2018
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Top 5 places to travel in China on a budget | Expert Travel Tips

China is a vast country with so much to offer. From bustling metropolises to mountain ranges, luscious countryside to extensive deserts, China offers the opportunity for endless adventures. But for many of us, we only have a few weeks to explore and our pockets don't run deep, so keep reading to find out our top 5 unmissable places to travel in China on a budget.
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