VOC's Travel BLOG

Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!

  • This is Guilin City

    This is Guilin City

    I always like to introduce Guilin city to foreigners, it is not only beautiful natural scenery city, but it is a historical city. In the mean time, I also ask them a cute question Do you know why the city is called Guilin, most of them surely do not know the exact answer....More>>

    2009-10-26 | Life in Guilin

  • National Holiday in Xing'an

    National Holiday in Xing'an

    Xing'an is one of the counties in Guilin, like the world famous city of Guilin, Xing'an is also a great place for tourists especially it enjoys good reputation among... More>>

    2009-10-10 | Life in Guilin

  • Zhongyuan Festival in Guilin

    Zhongyuan Festival in Guilin

    September the 3rd, 2009, a special day in China, the Chinese Zhongyuan Festival comes. For Chinese people, there are two kinds of calendars we are using among centuries, the solar calendar and the lunar one, the solar one is the same date as the one we usually talk about in our daily lives while the lunar one was commonly used in the old China but is still being used by many people to record their birthdays, the date and it is even used to judge the lucky level on each day and it is used to keep the agricultural seasons for the farmers. Today is the July 15 of the lunar calendar, the traditional Chinese festival today is also called the Hungry Ghost. I have witnessed the celebration activities in Guilin. ...More>>

    2009-09-03 | Life in Guilin

  • My amazing two days trip

    The early part of the August, happens to be the coolest part of the summer in Guilin. My colleagues and I took this opportunity and had a wonderful weekend together in Guanyan, Guilin, Longji gorge and Longsheng. As a native of Guilin, I had always known that Guanyan had one of the most famous scenic spot in Guilin. Even as a child I had heard about its beauty, but I never had an opportunity to visit there. Last weekend, I finally turned this dream into a reality. I finally got the taste of the beauty which it is well known for. The day in Longji gorge, rafting had a substantial affect on me. Words cannot describe the first feel of the rafting. I am sure this sport and some might call it adventure is going to take the world by storm. Time passed so quickly but the experience and thrill is fresh in my mind. It brought lots of happiness and togetherness we had in those two days.More>>

    2009-08-11 | Life in Guilin

  • Farewell Trip to Crown Cave

    Farewell Trip to Crown Cave

    Last week Sandy surprised me with an invitation for a farewell trip with all of my colleagues; I was very surprised and touched of.I and my German friend Lena, who came over from Guangzhou for the weekend, met them in front of the office building on Sunday morning. They had organized two busses to drive us to Crown Cave which is located approximately 30km away from Guilin....More>>

    2009-08-03 | Life in Guilin

  • My Birthday in China

    My Birthday in China

    On Friday 5th June it was my 21st birthday.Actually I feared the fact of getting older and did not expect anything spectacular to happen. Being far away from home and my family and friends I got up and simply was looking forward to the evening with my German friends. But already during the first hours of the day I got calls and messages from friends home and in China....More>>

    2009-06-09 | Life in Guilin

  • Massage - A Must Do in China!

    One of the best things about life in China are the prices! The prices for food, for transportation, for renting houses, for entertainment, for MASSAGE! Being part of Chinese traditional medicine and culture, massage is not a luxury, it is a necessity! Many Chinese people go to the massage more often than once a week, to relax, and indulge ones body and mind with it. Most common are body massages and foot massages, which cost 25RMB 50RMB per hour. All in all one can say that the more expensive ones are often done by more professional studios. Ask your tour guide for a good address, which is not tourist driven, as many in the center are.More>>

    2009-05-25 | Life in Guilin

  • TV-Commercial for Guilin

    Last Thursday my colleague Sandy came to me and asked if I were interested in acting in a TV-advertisement for Guilin. A friend of her had asked her for a foreign actress. Of course I agreed to this idea, because I thought it could be a funny thing to do. More>>

    2009-05-19 | Life in Guilin