Exploring Beautiful Guilin and Yangshuo

When deciding where to travel in China, your choices are endless — from bustling metropolises, to expansive plains, majestic vistas and historic wonders.

If you would like to experience a bit of all of these things, then Guilin and Yangshuo in Guangxi Province in southern China are the places you should visit. In fact, Guilin is one of the most popular tourist areas in China. The region is accessible by train or the Guilin Liangjiang International Airport.

Getting between Guilin and Yangshuo is easy. For me, the best and most picturesque way is to travel by boat on a Li River cruise. The out-of-this-world scenery you will encounter was used in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” as the backdrop for the planet Kashyyyk, the Wookiee homeland. So don’t be too surprised if you bump into Chewbacca!

Here are some of my favorite “must-dos” for this region: Continue reading “Exploring Beautiful Guilin and Yangshuo”

Hong Kong Disneyland Must-Dos

One of six Disney Park destinations around the world, Hong Kong Disneyland is home to some magical experiences that cannot be found at other Disney Parks. A multi-year expansion is underway, making it a must-visit stop for any Disney fan. The best news – as a Foreign Trainer with Disney English, you receive complimentary theme park admission!

Hong Kong is located off the south coast of China, and is quick train/plane rides away from the Disney English cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen. If you are a Foreign Trainer based in Disney English cities that are farther away, then a flight will take about 2-3 hours to arrive in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Disneyland is a great weekend trip away, and since Foreign Trainers’ “weekend” is typically midweek, there’s a good chance you can find cheaper flights and less crowds at the park. There is so much to see and do, we cannot list it all. Here are our top five must-dos for a first timer’s trip to Hong Kong Disneyland: Continue reading “Hong Kong Disneyland Must-Dos”

Must-See Exclusives at Shanghai Disney Resort

Are you looking forward to visiting Shanghai Disney Resort? The resort includes Shanghai Disneyland park; two Disney hotels; Disneytown, a shopping, dining and entertainment district; and Wishing Star Park. Shanghai Disney Resort is easily accessible by public transportation. In fact, once you get off the Shanghai metro (or local bus or taxi), you can simply walk to the attractions.

As a Foreign Trainer, you gain access to several amazing perks, including complimentary admission to Disney-owned theme parks! This means you have access to Disney’s newest park – Shanghai Disneyland – which opened June 16, 2016. Shanghai Disneyland is home to several magical attractions and entertainment options that you cannot find anywhere else!

Here are our top exclusives to check out while visiting this unique blend of Disney magic and Chinese culture: Continue reading “Must-See Exclusives at Shanghai Disney Resort”