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How to Travel from Urumqi to Kashgar

August 17 | No Comments

What is the best way to travel between Urumqi and Kashgar in China’s western Xinjiang region? Whether you’re looking for the fastest, most comfortable, or the cheapest route, I’d like to share with you four ways to travel Urumqi to Kashgar and back, rated by speed and comfort. Ever since 2006, I’ve been living and traveling […]

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Urumqi Train Travel 2018 Guide 乌鲁木齐站

August 13 | 9 Comments

A guide to taking a train in Urumqi and what to expect when you’re traveling in Xinjiang

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How I Maintain a Facebook Page in China

August 10 | No Comments

For years I’ve been building an internet business around travel across China, and specifically here in Xinjiang. Because most of my readers are “foreigners” and my content strategy involves a lot of social media, this has required me to spend a lot of time on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. But I often get […]

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A Visit to Xinjiang’s Kanas Lake and Keketuohai

August 7 | 25 Comments

Are you planning to visit Kanas Lake or Keketuohai Park in northern Xinjiang? If so, you’ll want to check out the photos, tips and advice from traveler Chris Milton, a Scot who has been living in China and teaching English for a number of years. Kanas lake is simply stunning. I found myself so many […]

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Best VPNs for China in 2018 (that still work despite the ban)

July 31 | 105 Comments

Update August 2018: As many of you know, China has already cracked down on VPNs in 2017 after doing so multiple times over the past couple years. Not only that, but the Chinese government has been threatening to ban all non-state sanctioned VPNs by March 31, 2018. Obviously, that hasn’t happened (I’m using a VPN to write […]

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