CrikeyNov 29, 2012
It’s such a cliché to say a city is “sprawling”, but sometimes, it’s the only word. And when it comes to Wuhan, China, home of 10 million people and a whole lot of smog, sprawling seems appropriate, says Alexandra Patrikios.
K JohnsonMay 29, 20121 Comment
According to Lonely Planet China, the Han Chinese especially love their children. Me, I'm not so hot on them. At least not while one of them is kicking the back of my chair while his mother looks on adoringly and his grandmother pats his head.
K JohnsonMay 16, 20124 Comments
They say the best scams are when you're not sure you've been scammed. But you do have to decide and the options aren't great: you're either a sucker or a cynic. Marty and I, after extensive deliberation, decided that anything is better than being a sucker.
CrikeyMay 25, 20105 Comments
For a nation accustomed to receiving blank looks when bargaining, and whose only haggling technique consists of asking "What's your best on that?", buying toothpaste in China can be a shock to the Australian system.
Kevin O’FaircheallaighMay 6, 20104 Comments
Shanghai has been one of the destinations I've been most looking forward to on our Asia itinerary. That is, until I arrived and underwent public humiliation over a flowery toiletry bag.