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Photo essey – Cooling off in Qinling mountains near Xi’an

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Photo essey – Cooling off in Qinling mountains near Xi’an

Specially today, when we are trying to escape the near 40 degrees heat we would like to invite you to recall our beautiful experiences of the winter. These images of natural art were taken in Qinling mountains near Xi’an in China. One cold winter day we’ve wrapped ourselves in all warm clothes that we had […]

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Photo of the week: Thousands of Golden Locks at mount Huashan

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Photo of the week: Thousands of Golden Locks at mount Huashan

This Golden Locks are locked to the iron chain at mountain Huashan, by visitors who pray for the health and safety of their families. There are thousands of them along the trails leading to the peak of the mountains. Situated just 120 kilometers East of Xi’an City, in Shaanxi province, Huashan (华山) is one of China’s five […]

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Buddhist Monastery hidden in the mountains – Photo of the Week

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Buddhist Monastery hidden in the mountains – Photo of the Week

This Buddhist Monastery is located in Qinling mountains in western China. And it looks as if it is hanging in the air. To climb to it you have to go up 1000 stairs. But in-spite of this fact it is a very famous pilgrimage destination in this area.   Here is a closer look at it    Where is […]

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Photo post: Paying tribute to Terracotta Army near Xi’an

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Photo post: Paying tribute to Terracotta Army near Xi’an

Before we will leave Xi’an, we would like to pay tribute to Terracotta Army. It is by common opinion, the biggest Attraction of this city. This is not our opinion though. We prefer the mountains, rivers and nature reserves, to ancient tombs.   But Terracotta Army draws and will draw thousands and thousands of tourists […]

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China Expat Beginner’s Guide – Meeting other expats

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China Expat Beginner’s Guide – Meeting other expats

So, you’ve adapted to your new environment, and had finally realized that you and chinese people can be a good friends, but you will never understand each other for one hundred percent. What happens next? The law of attraction. The next thing that begins to happen – you start to meet other laowais like you. […]

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Around Xi’an : TaiBaiShan – white gem in heart of China.

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Around Xi’an : TaiBaiShan – white gem in heart of China.

  Or How we wanted to get to TaiBaiShan, but discovered HongHeGu on the road. As we’ve already stated in our post about Taiping Park , Xi’an is surrounded by beautiful nature reserves. The last one, and the most beautiful among them, that we’ve discovered is TaiBaiShan or, in English,  “The Very White Mountain”. If […]

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Xi’an hidden beauty: Taiping Park

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Xi’an hidden beauty: Taiping Park

Xi’an is not only the Terracotta Warriors When you say “Xi’an”, the first people’s reaction is: “Have you seen the Terracotta Army?”. Yes, we have seen them, and yes this is the place that made this city a popular tourist’s destination in first place. But… We also had a chance to go where no other tourists go […]

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