The Weekender

West of the Pearl River

The west of the pearl river delta stretches from Guangzhou down to Zhuhai. This month our resident weekender columnist explores what lies between the two and why it’s worth visiting.

Hunan Hijinks

The land of spice and birthplace of Mao Zedong: our neighboring landlocked province Hunan certainly has a few hot-spots worth visiting. Alix headed north-east before making his way through the

The World’s Most Modern City?

After some long-haul weekenders, we come back to our own doorstep. Many readers will have undoubtedly been to Shenzhen before, but how well do you really know what this blooming

Fun & Findings in Fujian

Three cites, three days. Our resident travel expert Alix gives HERE! readers the lowdown on Fujian and why you should consider visiting our adjacent province. This month brings us to

The Bread-Basket Of China

This month’s weekender takes us deep into the heart of the middle kingdom for an insight into a province with over three thousand years of recorded history. Literally meaning “south

Shaoguan, our Northern Frontier

From natural scenic beauty to vast history & culture, Shaoguan is ideal for a weekend getaway in Guangdong. Between best man duties, Baijiu and the Biezhuan temple, Aalix reveals all.

Venice Of The East

After spending ten years in China, Venetian traveler Marco Polo returned again. In The Travels of Marco Polo (II Milione) he is quoted, “In heaven, paradise; on earth, Suzhou and

Colonial Legacy On The South

As one of the top tourist destinations in the world, Hong Kong can offer plenty of reasons to visit and spend time there. And what’s more, living in Dongguan means

What to see in Guangxi

Welcome to “The Weekender!” offering suggestions for that cheeky weekend away on a reasonable budget. after all, we are in the prime position to see a few new places around.