One System, Several Names: Breaking Down the Chinese Currency System

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For foreigners coming to China, the money system can be frustrating with all the various names describing the same thing. Cash (and WeChat Pay/Alipay) is key in China, and foreigners often can’t use debit/credit cards. Therefore, it’s increasingly important for travelers to become familiar with the currency system. Which terms stand for what, and how […]

The terracotta warriors in Xi'an Shaanxi province

A trip to Xi’an

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This weekend I hopped on a plane and traveled to Xi’an, a city located in Western China. During my time in Xi’an I had two things I wanted to do: Hike Mt. Huashan See the Terracotta Warriors My biggest tip for Xi’an: hire a private driver. Since those two destinations are quite far from the […]