• Asia,  China,  Destinations

    Transport in China

    China has 9.597 million km2 and not all of it is properly interconnected. In recent years China has been updating its public transport network. However, most of the time, the rural areas are left apart from efficient connections as the focus of improvement concentrates in the touristic and more economically developed cities. Transportation in China is wide and varied. The main transportation is rail where the focus on improvement has been concentrated during the last years. You can find from very old, high polluting steam-hauled coal trains to more environmentally friendly alternatives like the high-speed maglev (magnetic levitation). Notice that China has the 1st worldwide commercial high-speed magnetic levitation train.…

  • Asia,  China,  Destinations

    Chinese holidays

    We recommend you avoid traveling to China during their holidays as the vast majority of people travel domestically. The trains and buses will be crowded and it will be nearly impossible to buy the tickets you want.   New Year’s Day: 1st of January Chinese New Year aka Spring Festival: 25th January 2020. Usually happens between the last week of January and the 2nd week of February. Qingming Festival aka Tomb Sweeping: 4th of April Labor Day aka May Day: 1st of May Dragon Boat Festival: 25th June 2020. Depending on the year the date will change. Usually, it’s in June. Mid-Autumn Festival: 1st October 2020. Every year will be…