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Independent travel in China with children

BigonTrips was started to document the trips I made with my large family and to prove that independent travel with children in tow need not be expensive nor difficult, that children are very adaptive travelers and with their deep and … Continue reading

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Welcome to China!

This is the year of the dragon. This is the year I discovered China as a destination. In 2011, I traveled to Japan three times. In 2012, it was China’s turn – the first with that godawful Groupon tour, the … Continue reading

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Close encounters with the Chinese toilet

This is easily I think, the best or among the best toilets in China. This should be a tourist attraction in itself. Feel like a bird on a branch as you do your thing on the potty with all of … Continue reading

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In a garden in Suzhou

The classical Chinese garden stands behind tall white-washed walls. More often than not, these were residences of the wealthy and the government officials. Suzhou has several interesting classical walled gardens but this being the quickie Groupon tour, we only got … Continue reading

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Wuzhen’s waterscape

Like the many canals criss-crossing the ancient water town of Wuzhen, life meanders here as it has for more than a thousand years. The old wooden houses, cobble-stone alleys, stone bridges and banks of willow look like they come right … Continue reading

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Zipping through China via Groupon

How far does $40 take you in China? All the way to Wuxi, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai apparently. This is the price of a Groupon travel deal – $40 for five days and four nights, all accommodation provided, all meals … Continue reading

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