"High Life"
in Harbin

How does it feel to live in a high-rise complex with about 10,000 others? I tried it for five weeks in Harbin.
 
 

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Lhasa to Everest,
rerouted

Travelling the Roof of the World surprises with ever-changing landscape, colorful buildings, devoted pilgrims, thin air, contentment, poverty, and prayer flags everywhere. And Mt. Everest? This time it has a different story to tell...

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Old Tingri
Base Camp

At the last moment, a tragic event shatterered our hopes to visit Everest Base Camp and we got stranded in Old Tingri, a tiny, run-down town at the foot of the mountain.
 

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Temple of Heaven
Masterpiece of architecture

Admiring the old masters' craft and discovering Chinese park culture.
 

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The tail ends of a train ride
from Beijing to Xi’an

How a stranger transformed a robbery attempt into an unforgettable experience - and all without a common language.

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The beginning of an exciting
journey - Shanghai during Expo

A rookie discovers Shanghai and meets notorious queue-jumpers at Expo 2010.
 

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From nature’s bag of tricks:
lost pond, found meadow

Secrets of the karst mountains in Guilin – the never-ending daily transformation of a pond into a meadow.

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Taroko – exploring one of
Taiwan's 9 national parks

Taiwan is full of surprises, and Taroko with its breathtaking scenery was one of the best possible introductions to this beautiful island.

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The gorgeous caves of Jiuxiang Scenic Area

Follow a solo traveller to the colorful and spectacular Jiuxiang Caves in Yunnan.

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Fun at the famous Panda Base in Chengdu

Feeling happy for the pandas, sorry for some tour group guests.
 

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Hitting the right tone or getting lost in translation

Hilarious signs and the pitfalls of a tonal language. Although in slightly different ways, we are all having fun...

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Old and new legends from Hangzhou’s West Lake

Struggle between Hangzhou's legendary beauty and modern day air pollution.
 

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