Category Archives: Xi’An


The Golden Flower by Shangri-La in Xi’An Mini-Review

The Golden Flower by Shangri-La is one of two Shangri-La-owned hotels in Xi’An. It is one of the original 4- or 5-star hotels in Xi’An which means that it’s an…


Xi’An with Lily

They say that if you want to learn about life in modern China, you should go to Shanghai. If you want to learn about life 500 years ago, go to…


Hot (Weather) Fashion Tips from China

When the mercury hovers around 95 degrees (35C) in China, it’s officially hot, and outside it’s hard to escape the heat. The local women (and a few men) carry reflective…


Private Tours in China

While I’m not new to traveling to and around China, I have not done it on my own and usually have a guide of some sort.   While I vow every…


China Planning

For China, we felt like we will need some hand-holding. We don’t speak the language, and we are fish out of water, so we looked into private tours offered by China…

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