The mythical Shangri-La isn’t as mysterious as you think! Shangri-La, or Zhongdian (Xiānggélǐlā, according to modern Chinese), is located in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan. Being so close to Tibet, there are a number of political arguments that have [...]
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About Jeremy FosterBorn in America, Jeremy, an IT specialist by trade, packed up his belongings and left home on an open-ended trip to Australia. Years later, he's still on the move and exploring other countries. He is now a mobile cocktail bartender and the head writer for travelFREAK! You can usually find him on either side of the bar, acting wanky and pretentious about booze.
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It’s not like I was trying to live a location independent lifestyle. It just sort of happened, and I certainly wasn’t expecting it. I left my home city of Boston, with a one-way ticket, for what was intended to be [...]
Curious to know what real, traditional Chinese food looks like? This isn’t that imitation Chinese you get from the 24-hour buffet around the corner from your apartment. I’ve lived in China for five months, and these are some of my [...]
By western standards, China is a very cheap and inexpensive place to visit. As I’ve outlined previously, the cost of living like a local in China is very, very low. At the small restaurants around the corner from my apartment, [...]
Davao is usually known for the durian fruit, the eagles and the Mt. Apo. What you probably don’t know yet is that it also boasts of an island, just a ferry or motorboat ride away from the city: the island [...]
The magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) lies in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on the Jinsha River. Yunnan is diverse, the southern region being more tropical and akin to the climate of Southeast Asia (it borders Burma/Myanmar). Northern Yunnan, [...]
I don’t often discuss my “other” job on here. For all intents and purposes of my blog, I’m a traveler and a writer. But, of course, we are not always as we seem. My “real job,” if you want to [...]
My 40 liter rucksack was packed and I was setting out to explore the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan for ten days. I was an English speaking white boy in rural China, with an extremely limited understanding of Chinese. I [...]
travelFREAK and Wimdu have come together to offer you $150 in accommodation vouchers, for use worldwide, on the Wimdu.com website! Wimdu is a holiday home rental service, so even when travel, you can feel like you’re at home. With a [...]
On February 22, 2011, New Zealand’s second-most populous city of Christchurch was hit with a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake, essentially leveling this lively city. Two years later, it still finds itself in a massive state of repair. New Zealand lies [...]
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