Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

Where the experts holiday: Matthew Jaskol, co-founder of travel website

Feb 12th, 2011 | By

Matthew Jaskol, co-founder of – a Beijing based website which allows you to create the China travel experience you really want – on why he is mad about the Middle Kingdom

Five fab World Heritage Sites in China

Feb 6th, 2011 | By

Heading to the Middle Kingdom for Chinese New Year? Good call. It’s never been difficult to guarantee satisfaction in China – the country is crammed full of no fewer than 37 World Heritage Sites. Here’s five of our favourites…

Postcard from Beijing… no 4

Jan 30th, 2011 | By

Our China correspondent on life without Facebook

Hot topic: molecular gastronomy

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By

The menus from outer space

Going global

Jan 15th, 2011 | By

Heading to Dubai for the kingdom of bling’s shopping festival? Hit the malls by all means, but be sure to get yourself to Global Village where you can shop and eat your way around the world…

Postcard from Beijing… no 3

Jan 12th, 2011 | By

Our China correspondent on battling Beijing’s big freeze

The Cup of Life?

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

In need of a detox now that the party season is over, one member of the CD Traveller team tried Chinese cupping – a celebrity detox favoured by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham. Read her report here

What’s Hot: January 2011

Jan 1st, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the world of travel

Postcard from Beijing… no 2

Dec 24th, 2010 | By

Our China correspondent on why Beijing loves a fancy dress party

Postcard from Beijing… the trials of being a blonde in China’s capital

Dec 16th, 2010 | By

Our (wo)man in Beijing, on life as a blonde in China’s capital

Where the experts holiday: Peter Danford

Nov 13th, 2010 | By

American Peter Danford owns and operates The China Guide – a Beijing based travel company specialising in custom private tours around China. The father of three who has travelled throughout Asia for over 20 years, spoke to CD Traveller about mysterious Myanmar, Mooloolaba and, of course, the Middle Kingdom

The Best of Beijing: part 2

Nov 9th, 2010 | By

From bars to blockbuster sights, CD Traveller helps you plan your trip to the world’s hottest destination

The Best of Beijing

Nov 7th, 2010 | By

From bars to blockbuster sights, CD Traveller helps you plan your trip to the world’s hottest destination’

Cleaned by a Candle

Oct 21st, 2010 | By

It’s not often you come across people who say that sticking a candle in their ear makes them feel good. However an ancient Chinese way of removing ear wax, is proving surprisingly popular today. CD Traveller gave it a go

Where the experts holiday: Michel L Goget

Oct 12th, 2010 | By

Michel L Goget, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Sanya – the first Ritz-Carlton resort in China – helmed Ritz-Carlton hotels in Atlanta, Michigan and Virginia, before heading to Hainan. Here, the Washington resident whose 20 years of hospitality experience spans seven countries, talks to CD Traveller about Australia, Alain DuCasse and why Sanya – China’s only tropical beachfront city – is fast becoming the ‘Miami of Asia’.

Tianjin uncovered

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

Read CD Traveller’s feature on the Tianjin Wine and Food Festival and decided to travel to Tianjin? Congratulations! Only now that you have booked your flight, you’re wondering exactly where to go and what to do. Fret not as CD Traveller had done the legwork for you. Follow our itineraries – which have been tailored according to taste and time – and you can suss out the best of the city in no time.

Love at first bite

Sep 18th, 2010 | By

Following in the footsteps of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival ( a four day destination event designed to raise money for Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism) comes the 2010 China Wine & Food Festival. Susan Gladstone, director of the China Wine & Food Festival Tianjin, dishes the dirt on the inaugural event

What’s Hot: September

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world

What’s Hot in August

Aug 8th, 2010 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world

Travel Talk: where the experts holiday- Vanessa Collingridge

Jul 13th, 2010 | By

Vanessa Collingridge has travelled the world from the frozen Antarctic to Tahiti. Here, the renowned geographer, explorer, author and presenter shares her experiences with CD Traveller and reveals why Scotland will always hold a special place in her heart

China’s Heritage Appeal

Jun 8th, 2010 | By

China has visitor appeal on so many different levels. The culture and lifestyle is different, but above all the heritage is a draw. We might find an Anglo-Saxon hoard in Staffordshire with over a 1,000 jigsaw pieces of our history but imagine finding 20,000?
In the mountains of Zhongwei, the Chinese English language paper, Global Times, has reported that they have found 20,000 rock paintings in a six month survey of the area. The oldest ones date back to the stone age. That they found so many is not the staggering feature of the story since they expected to find about 10,000. That 80% of all China’s rock paintings have been damaged by humans or erosion is not really the story although this means that China could have one hundred thousand rock paintings where we get elated if we find a couple. This comes on top of finding yet more terracotta warriors a month or so ago. The story is that there is so much in China still to be found and seen.


May 18th, 2010 | By

Whether you’re staycationing or vacationing, CD Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world

Beijing banter

Apr 5th, 2010 | By

As Beijing’s Olympic glow shows no sign of fading, CD Traveller spoke to Sarah Keenlyside –a long term resident in the Chinese capital – about one of the 21st century’s most exciting destinations

Travel talk: where the experts holiday

Mar 19th, 2010 | By

CD Traveller talks travel with Wendy Wu – founder and principal of Wendy Wu Tours: the UK’s leading China specialist tour operator

Travel talk: where the experts holiday

Mar 15th, 2010 | By

Sarah-Jane Goodall, senior sales and marketing manager for Namibia Tourism Board, chats to CD Traveller about swimming, sightseeing and the rewards of a holiday in Namibia – one of Africa’s youngest countries.

Adrenalin Rush

Dec 11th, 2009 | By

I must have reached a point in my life where clearly there was an urgent need for some adrenalin rush because last week I bought a V8 engine’d gas guzzling MG that has your eyeballs pinned to the back of your skull when your right foot inadvertently applies too much pressure to the go-faster peddle and this week I find myself in a country that I have never been to before and that speaks a language that just as well be Martian!

Disney Reaches Shanghai

Nov 4th, 2009 | By

The announcement that a new Disneyworld would be built in Shanghai in China shows once again how tourism can be created from nothing. The last Disneyworld was opened in Hong Kong on reclaimed land in 2005. From that “nothing,” developed a resort that has seen over 15 million people visit it. It all shows that you don’t need scenery, history, beaches or sunshine to attract visitors. A good idea and imagination does just as well. It has taken a long while for Disney to get permission, ten
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Guilin City of Water

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By

It was a two hour flight from Xian to the southern city of Guilin and the contrast between the former and the latter could not be more different. Before getting in to the interesting bits its perhaps worth remembering that the city’s Jiangbei Airport is a bit archaic so despite how desperate you may be to use the washrooms avoid the first few you come to as these are basic Chinese style and clearly have not been cleaned since Allcock & Brown flew the Atlantic!