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1 Day Wonders – Day Trips Around Chengdu

One of the best things about living in Chengdu, is how easy it is to hop on a train or a bus, and in a few hours be somewhere beautiful.

4 Days in Kunming: An Insider’s Look into Yunnan’s Capital

“Thunderstorms in the southwest” was the reason I was given at Beijing Capital International Airport for the delay for my flight to Yunnan’s provincial capital, Kunming, on Wednesday, May 31. The plane bobbed in the turbulence not too far from

Cheap Things To Do in Chengdu

If you know where to look, you get get by in Chengdu for a lot less than you’d think.

Should you Travel from Chengdu this May Holiday?

• Due to the recent Omicron outbreaks in different cities – and the upcoming FISU Games in Chengdu – the city is on relatively high alert.•Most of us have time off this coming Labor Day Holiday – and are thinking

China: Real-Time COVID Travel Restrictions Updates

• With the ever changing policies and updating of high and medium-risk areas, its is important to stay up-to-date about the latest COVID measurements (quarantine, mandatory nucleic acid tests, etc) for every province, city or area.• Below we introduce a useful Chinese

Visit the Roof of the World! Tibet Trips

As most of us in China know, there aren’t many good reasons to leave for the moment. Some of us do not mind waiting it out until the rest of the world gets better, but many of us have an itch –

COVID-19: Boarding a Flight to China

More flight updates have been announced for planes arriving to and departing from China: 14 days prior to the flight     FOR CHINESE CITIZENS ONLYRequirements to Board A Flight to China Where to find it: Search in Wechat for the mini-app

Returning to Chengdu: What you Need to to Know

If you’re returning to China soon, or simply curious about the quarantine process  Léman International School recently shared an account from one of their teachers who returned from abroad to Chengdu at the end of September 2020.Mr. Alec Riley is currently with

Chinese Visa Centres Re-open in These Countries

More countries with visa centres are also reopening so here is some more info on their visa centres, available services and how they will function going forward. South Korea From August 1st, 2020: Firstly, the Chinese Embassy and consulates have started to implement

China Classifies ALL Regions as Low-Risk Areas

After recording the first cases of COVID-19 earlier this year, China, is also the first to report that the risk of the outbreak is now “low”, in all areas of the country, after tight lockdowns were imposed all over the

COVID-19 Chengdu: April 2020 Updates

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 have exceeded 2.4 million globally, it’s becoming clear that the battle against the virus will not be a short one. Meanwhile in Chengdu work has resumed, schools have re-opened and we have slid back into relative normality. However there are still many restrictions to contend

COVID-19: What to Know about Traveling in China Right Now

We’ve been stuck in the city for too long and we want to go see something, someplace, someone else. We want to travel. But how to do it in the era of contact tracing, Big Data health history tracking and ubiquitous

Coronavirus: Airlines that Announced Travel Restrictions (Global)

[Updated March 10th, 2020] It may be stating the obvious, but global travel is in decline due to both falling demand and travel restrictions imposed by various countries. Additionally many foreign governments advising against non-essential travel to certain countries as

WIN a Songtsam Retreat to Yunnan this May 1-4!

This May 1st-4th, Songtsam are offering you the chance to win a three-night stay in their Deluxe Suite at Songtsam Linka Shangri-Lain Shangri-La, Yunnan.

How to Travel to Tibet – The Ultimate Guide 2019

Long called the “roof of the world”, Tibet is still thought to be enigmatic, secluded, full of yaks, and chanting monks. If you have ever wanted to bring out your most adventurous spirit, then this is the place!

144 hour Visa-Free Transit in Chengdu

Good news for everyone, travelling to Chengdu just became a lot easier. With the visa-free transit permit, you can spend nearly a week in Chengdu.

Taxi Chat – Sichuanhua With Your Cab Driver

Being able to communicate with the people around you makes living abroad way easier! So let us begin with small steps by being able to talk to your taxi driver in real Sichuanhua.

The Metro’s About to Get Faster, In More Ways Than One [January 2019]

Ever found yourself walking past the endless Metro construction and thinking what’s it all for? Well, we’ve got the down-low on what’s happening… New Payment System for the Metro.In the past week we’ve seen Chengdu Metro Operation launch a new QR

Heathrow to Chengdu Direct Flight to open in April

Starting April 2019, visiting family may become a lot quicker for a lot of expats. London’s Heathrow Airport will be connected to Chengdu via a new direct flight with Air China, allowing for easier travel to and from the two

Chengdu to Launch 6 Day Visa-Free Transit Policy

Here’s all the info you need for Chengdu’s upcoming 144 hours long visa-free transit policy. Visiting Chengdu is about to get just a little easier.