The China Travel Podcast

Produced by WildChina Travel and hosted by Mei Zhang and Kendra Tombolato.

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The China Travel Podcast is a collection of WildChina’s top tips and tricks for travel in China, covering different destinations, our top hotel choices, culinary recommendations, and more.

Join WildChina founder Mei Zhang every fortnight to unlock the best travel secrets around China. 

23
Sep

Episode 13: Jingdezhen Ceramics and Sponge Cities

For our thirteenth episode we head to Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province where ceramics artist and expert Caroline Cheng is joining us from her workshop.
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07
Sep

Episode 12: Inner Mongolia

For our twelfth episode, we head to Inner Mongolia with WildChina’s own, Susan Li. Inner Mongolia is a long province stretching along China’s northern border. It’s home to vast swathes of grasslands and deserts, and now, cities as well. On China’s northern edge there is a province that combines the wonder of the desert and the beauty of the grasslands...
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17
Aug

Episode 11: A Chengdu Way of Life

For our eleventh episode we chat with Michelle Zhang and Pat Tietgen, a couple who first met in Chengdu and now live and work together in California where they run The Society of Heart’s Delight, an organization based out of a stunning historic landmark building in San Jose which facilitates events and discussions for the Bay Area Chinese professionals community.
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Colorful lights in the Chongqing's skyline
05
Aug

Episode 10: Chongqing and Sichuan peppers

For our tenth episode, we head to Chongqing with native Yao Zhao. We talk about Yao’s Sichuan pepper oil company, 50Hertz, his favorite dishes and restaurants in Chongqing, and of course, local tips on unique points of interest and the best hotels in the area.
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29
Jul

Episode 9: Beijing Architecture Past and Present

As the imperial and modern-day capital, Beijing architecture offers an eclectic array of old and new, visible in the lifestyles of its citizens but also in its buildings. Mei chats with Beijing-based architect, Diana Chan Chieng on Beijing’s wide variety of architectural offerings.
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21
Jul

Episode 8: Back to the Countryside

For our eighth episode, we collaborated with TONG to discuss China’s countryside and the blooming trend of reverse migration from city to countryside. Across the country disillusioned city-dwellers are seeking solace, relaxation, and adventure in the previously forgotten haven of China’s countryside.
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Praying Wheels in a Tibetan Temple
16
Jul

Episode 7: Tibet

For our seventh episode, we head to Tibet. A region on the Western reaches of China, commonly referred to as the last frontier, the roof of the world. 
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22
Jun

Episode 6: Tea in China

For our sixth episode, we talk with Jeff Fuchs, a long-time WildChina friend, and a globally-recognized expert on tea. Jeff is also a pioneering explorer being the first Westerner to walk the 6000 some miles of the ancient tea horse road through the Himalayas. Today we’ll be talking with him about tea in China.
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Shanghai Pudong view by Leslin_Liu
08
Jun

Episode 5: Shanghai

For our fifth episode, we travel to the cosmopolitan metropolis of Shanghai to chat with WildChina guide, and Shanghai native, Florence Ma. From the ballroom dancing aunties of Fuxing park to the hottest Michelin-star restaurant in city, Flo guides us through the many facets of this dazzling city.
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