How to Get Around in China

China is a vast country, full of interesting historical heritage, wonderful landscapes and intriguing people. Once you’ve set foot in the country, most of you wouldn’t want to stick to the few streets surrounding your hotel or guesthouse. So let’s start moving around.


By |July 30th, 2015|Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

How To Survive Your First Days In China

I'm an alien,
I'm a legal alien;
I'm a wàiguórén 外国人 (foreigner) in China.

By |June 3rd, 2015|Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

Fund my Trip to China

We all know that students are typically a bit short of money, and going abroad usually costs a lot. Now, there are many ways to finance your trip to China. Of course you can find a job and safe your well-earned salary, empty your banking account (but hey, nobody likes to do that) or do whatever is in your power to fund your trip. Apart from your own efforts, we are pretty sure your friends and family would be more than happy pursuing your dream of going abroad!

By |December 20th, 2012|Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

Winter in China – Skiing

Now that we did the cultural part, how about something sporty? The most popular sport in winter might be skiing, especially when you are from a mountain area. When being abroad you don’t want to miss out on that, and – lucky you! – you don’t have to! You actually can go skiing (and snowboarding, of course) in China.


By |November 20th, 2012|Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

8 ways to fund your trip to China

You’ve decided to come to China, but you don’t have enough money yet? Then it’s time to do a little fundraising! Here are some ideas that might help you get the money you need to fund your trip.

Clean up and cash in: You’ll probably have a lot of stuff that you don’t use anymore. So clean up your house and sell your possessions on EBay. If you have some more time you can even organize a big yard sale.

By |May 3rd, 2012|Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

Must See in Shanghai

Planning a visit to come to Shanghai or already here and not sure what to visit? Here are some suggestions:

By |March 28th, 2012|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides, Travel|3 Comments

Hiking the Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng is a village located in the north of China. The town is famous for being close in proximity to a section of the Great Wall that was built during the Ming Dynasty. The town is split into parts by lakes with some parts even being immersed in water, making it unique from other sections of the Wall. It's also named after the sea of yellow flowers that bloom in the summer, “huang hua” in Chinese.

By |November 15th, 2011|Hutong School, Travel|0 Comments

Trip to the Longqing Gorge

The last activity in June will lead us to the Longqingxia Gorge (Dragon Rejoice Gorge), which was named after the birthplace of Emperor Renzong of the Yuan Dynasty. The Gorge is located about 85 kilometers north of Beijing and is part of a large reservoir around the Gucheng River.

By |July 26th, 2011|Hutong School, Travel|0 Comments

Hiking Jingxi Gudao or Jingxi Ancient Road

We will be hiking along the Jingxi Gudao next Saturday. We start at 8.00 am at the Hutong School courtyard. For lunch, we will be stopping to have a picnic outdoors and will be back at School around 19.30 pm.

By |April 18th, 2011|Hutong School, Travel|0 Comments