• Guangzhou,  Traveling Around China

    Day trip to Langtou Village and Taoist Temple – Register now!

    Day trip´╝îJoin us for an unforgettable day trip to the Langtou Ancien Village and Yuanxuan Taoist Temple. We explore the village with a history of more than 600 years, have a delicous local lunch and visit the temple that is the center of Taoist activities in Guangzhou. March 2nd Saturday 09:00 Depart from Zhujiang New Town metro station exit A1 10:00-12:00 Visit Langtou ancient village 12:00-12:30 Drive to lunch restaurant 12:30-13:30 Local lunch 14:00-16:00 Visit Taoist temple 17:30 Arrive back to Zhujiang New Town I’m organizing a day trip together with my friend Sissi who is behind Banana Tour – family friend trips to hidden places in Guangzhou. Join us…

  • Traveling Around China

    Mountain Escape Yangshuo – Hotel Review

    It’s time to go back to our trip to Yangshuo and introduce our peaceful and amazingly renovated hotel! Mountain Escape Yangshuo is located in the ancient Yulong village, about half an hour from Yangshuo city and one hour from the train station. The courtyard has a history of at least 80 years and has only four beautifully renovated and furnished rooms. Chinese style with Western luxury and comfort! When we first arrived we were chanted by the old brick houses, so similar to our own house! But when we opened the door to the courtyard and then to our room, we didn’t believe our eyes! And old black brick house…

  • Bike Asia Yangshuo
    Traveling Around China

    Relaxing trip to Yangshuo

    Balancing between hectic work and being parents to an active toddler really makes “rush hour years” like we say in Finnish. During the workdays life is a triangle between home, work and daycare. During the weekends it’s either catching up with household chores or going out with friends. I bet many parents can relate, there is seldom time for just relaxing. So when we got a chance to escape the busy life in Guangzhou and travel to Yangshuo, we welcomed it with open arms. Fast trains operate between Guangzhou and Yangshuo many times per day and it takes just two and a half hours to reach Yangshuo station. Ticket for…

  • Guangzhou,  Living in China,  Traveling Around China

    What should you really bring to China

    That’s Guangzhou recently listed 18 Things All Newcomers Absolutely Need to Bring to Guangzhou and I would like to add a few words of my own to the list. Do you actually need to bring all of these? 1 Hand sanitizer I don’t personally carry hand sanitizer around with me, but I have seen it being sold on Minisoto and Watson’s for example. Feel free to bring a bottle, but no need to stock up. 2 Skincare and make up Brand products are more expensive in China than abroad so do bring your favorite products. I don’t do make up my self so I buy the skincare products I need…