A Story About Human Trafficking

A story of human trafficking – Ben Randall, a traveling photographer who lived in Vietnam, talks about his friend “M”, who was kidnapped from Vietnam. She is believed to be a victim of human trafficking and was most likely sold to be a wife or prostitute in China. Find out how you can raise awareness about human trafficking. Continue Reading →

Visiting the Xi’an Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors are undoubtedly one of the biggest archeological finds of the 20th century. The site is located just 1.5 kilometers easy of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum, in Lontong, Xi’an in Shaanxi Province. I can honestly say in all these years of travel, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi-An still remain one of the most impressive sights I’ve ever laid eyes on. Continue Reading →

The Essential Guide to Celebrating Chinese New Year in Beijing, China

A celebration filled with color, energy, food, and history, Chinese New Year in Beijing hosts a number of fascinating local events to make your journey truly unique and unforgettable. MSW offers you an essential travel guide to some of the best attractions, activities and restaurants in Beijing during Chinese New Year. Continue Reading →

Shanghai Cityscape: Photo Essay on Urban Architecture in Shanghai

Photo essay on urban architecture in Shanghai’s Pudong District. Photos include Jin Mao Tower, Bank of China Building, and Shanghai World Financial Center, among others. Continue Reading →

Teaching in China: 12 Tips for Your First Weeks Living Abroad

Thinking of teaching in China? The ESL industry in China is booming and the demand for qualified ESL teachers is going up every day. Here are 12 tips for your first few weeks teaching and living abroad in China. Continue Reading →

5 Dirty Cities in China You’ll WANT to Visit

Welcome to Xinjiang, home of the famous Silk Road. It’s the largest region in China and contains some of the most incredible mud cities you’ll ever find yourself wanting to visit. This month’s guest post comes from Josh Summers, author of the Xinjiang blog Far West China. Continue Reading →

Gambling for Tickets to the Olympics

Just before John and I left China for good at the end of 2005, we decided our next big journey through China would definitely have to include a few events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We decided we would do everything in our power to procure tickets for our favorite events. This is going to be our honeymoon trip, despite the fact that it’s happening before the wedding. We figure it’s a great way to start married life. We’re returning Continue Reading →