Say China and you immediately think of counterfeit products, over-popularisation and communism. But despite its sometimes questionable methods, China is home to areas of outstanding natural beauty, beautiful culture and fabulous wildlife. So if it isn’t on your bucket list, here’s why it should be.
1. It has Pandas.
2. It has a Terracotta Army.
3. It’s home to one of the new 7 Wonders of the World
4. Karaoke is taken very seriously.
5. Chinese culture is like no other
Really I haven’t done this fantastic country much justice here since its food, temples, public transport are all sights to behold. But I hope I’ve sparked some curiosity within you to at least consider it. While it may not seem within your reach, given its scale, The Dragon Trip offers 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 25 day budget tours that make it much more attainable. You can see my experience with The Dragon Trip by following the Dragon Diaries.
Those looking for something a little extra should consider an internship with CRCC Asia in addition to the Dragon Trip – it’s what kick started my career! During my internship I kept a daily blog using Blogger and this has since been transferred over to this much more polished version! You can read about my experiences here.
Is China on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments.