Category: China

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Sample Letter of Invitation for China Visa

When applying for a business visa to China you may need to show a letter of invitation from a business contact inviting you to visit. Usually this will be printed on the company letterhead and chopped (stamped) with the inviting company’s seal, as well as signed by the...

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Getting between Zhongshan and Hong Kong airport

The most convenient way to travel between Zhongshan中山 and Hong Kong airport is by ferry. (For information on how to travel between the airport and other places in Guangdong, read here). The ferry operates four or five times daily in each direction. The timetable is shown below. Note...

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Review: Hilton Garden Inn Zhongshan Guzhen

There are some cheap offers for this hotel available from Hong Kong and I recently stayed there. The first thing to mention is location. It is in Guzhen 古鎮鎮, which is an area in the northwest of Zhongshan. It’s a long way from both the main area and...

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Hong Kong to Zhongshan ferry review

The ferry is an easy and convenient way to travel between Hong Kong and Zhongshan. Ports On the Hong Kong end the ferry leaves from China Ferry Terminal. It’s basically a continuation of Harbour City in TST. The TST MTR is about a ten minute walk, or from...

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How to get to Guangzhou/Canton Fair guide

Canton, as Guangzhou 廣州 was referred to by foreigners in imperial times, is home of the great Canton Fair. This is the world’s largest import / export fair, and you’ll find anything and everything that is made in China. It spans over 3 weeks (3 Phases), with different categories...

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Airmule: Sell luggage space for $300US & promo code

Airmule is a start-up I discovered wandering the web, and they’ve got an awesome concept. Sell your checked luggage space to them, and Airmule will pay $150US/checked bag flying between Beijing (PEK)/Shanghai (PVG) and Los Angeles (LAX), 2 bags max for $300US. I reached out to them to see...

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Top Hotpot Restaurants in Shenzhen

There’s no denying that Shenzhen almost has it all when it comes to hotpot restaurants. Whether it’s Japanese, Korean, Thai, Cantonese, Taiwanese, or traditional Sichuan hotpot that you want, just name it, you can always satisfy your taste buds there. If you love spicy food, you should definitely head...

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Getting between Chengdu airport and Chengdu city centre

It is straightforward to travel between Chengdu airport and the city centre. Bus This is an easy and cost effective way to travel between the airport and the city centre. As you come out of the arrivals area at either terminal you will see the airport bus signposted....

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Lounge Review: VIP Lounge, Chengdu

Chengdu airport has several lounges in its international departure area. This one doesn’t have a distinctive name but it is used by a variety of airlines for business class and first class passengers. It’s not the smaller one used by Cathay Dragon. The lounge is located just across...

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China Prepaid SIM Card Comparison

Headed up to China for a visit? Be sure to pick-up your SIM card in Hong Kong before leaving. It’s a huge hassle to get a SIM in mainland, not to mention they require identification, whereas in HK they don’t. Do you really want the Chinese government knowing...

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Buying a China prepaid SIM card

You will want a SIM card in China to call your friends or just look up things online. Getting a SIM card could prove troublesome for many visitors. It’s not easy for foreigners to navigate the purchase process since everything is exclusively in Chinese, and things work in a...

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China 24 Hour and 72 Hour Transit Visa TWOV

May 29 2017: We have an updated article on 72 and 144 hr TWOV No one likes long layovers, but cheaper ticket prices often mean you do have to stop somewhere mid-way before arriving at your final destination. You are lucky if you have a layover in China,...