Essential Vocabulary for Ordering Jianbing

If you’re sick of doing the old point and grunt routine when you’re at your local jianbing vendor in China, why not take a few minutes to learn some Mandarin that will help you look like a pro. It’s time. … Read More

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UnTour’s Old Beijing-Style Yogurt Recipe

Yogurt was most likely brought to China by the Mongolians, who are known to have consumed it every day at the time they invaded China. It also possibly travelled to Beijing along the Silk Road. Either way, yoghurt was originally … Read More

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9 Must Download Apps for Travelling in China

Looking to make the most of your trip to China? Download these apps before you arrive! This country leapfrogged personal computer technology, and now 74% of the population operates on mobile phones. Yeah, that’s a BILLION people, so there’s some … Read More

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Gluten Free Guide in Beijing

Navigating a city famed for its wheat products can be challenging for gluten-free travelers. Beijing is a city that runs on wheat. Steamed buns, dumplings, flatbreads and noodles making up staple daily diets of most Beijingers. But with a little … Read More

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Beijing’s Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants

Last week we offered our top tips on how to eat vegetarian and/or vegan in Beijing, with key phrases and also some pitfalls to watch out for. Armed with these phrases and an appetite for adventure, visitors should feel reasonably … Read More

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