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Jump Aboard the Chungking Express—If You Dare

Jump Aboard the Chungking Express—If You Dare

  The notorious  Chungking Mansions and neighboring Mirador Mansions in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui, can be intimidating at first sight, especially as a solo female traveler. Full of aggressive touts and frequented mainly by African and South Asian men who gather round the entrances, there’s barely a woman to be seen here. But they also offer some of Hong Kong’s cheapest...

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3 Essential Shanghai Weekend Getaways

3 Essential Shanghai Weekend Getaways

China’s a big country. Given its scale and scope, even if you’ve lived here for five-plus years, there’s no way you would be able to see every worthwhile sight and city in the country. For those of you in Shanghai that are stuck in your metropolitan bubble, train travel is the answer to see the many worthwhile sights nearby...