Our two-month route through China Yunnan --> Shandong

Traveling to China can seem intimidating, especially if you are planning your own trip itinerary, accommodations and domestic transportation. The visa process alone is enough to make you throw your hands up and say forget it. I assure you, though, that traveling to China is worth every minute of planning effort.  The country has much to offer, from eco-friendly, clean cities (Kunming, Guilin, Wuhan and Qingdao) with loads of public spaces to accessible outdoor adventures in China's many national parks (Stone ForestTiger Leaping Gorge, Zhangjiajie, Huangshang). Public transportation is cheap and plentiful, as are accommodations through AirBnB and Chinese people are warm, welcoming, friendly and helpful. 

We spent two months in May and June of 2018 traveling the southern part of China, starting in Yunnan Province and making our way eastwards through Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, and Anhui provinces to Qingdao in Shandong province, where we exited the country by ferry boat to South KoreaIf you have questions about traveling in China, please leave a comment or connect with us on social media. We'd love to hear from you!

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