There does seem to be an air of cultural superiority at best – and blatant racism, at worst – when it comes to attitudes to Chinese travellers.
Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and host of Traveller's podcast Flight of Fancy, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.
If you're looking for a truly memorable trip away, to a destination that will change your world view and stick in your mind for the rest of your days, then these are the places to go.
You would think that Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue that towers over Rio de Janeiro, is big. You would also think the Statue of Liberty is big. But you haven't seen anything yet.
There is a moment, easily identifiable, when this all starts to feel very real.
Want to see and taste the best of Japan without leaving Tokyo? Then head here.
Here's the first thing you need to know about attending a sporting event overseas: it doesn't matter if you don't like sport.
Travellers can change over the years as they get older. But the same thing can happen with destinations.
One person's necessity is the next person's nightmare. But these are now the only gadgets and accessories I take on every trip.
When will Australian tourists hit peak Japan? When will this obsession end?
Australia's allies have always been open for us to visit. Other countries, however, are more difficult.
There are hostels, and there are hostels. If you haven't stayed in budget accommodation for a while, you're probably only thinking of one kind.
If you choose to travel the world, to go to far-flung and interesting places, then you will, at some point, get scammed.
If you can say yes to a lot of the following, there's a good chance you're a plane nerd.
Just because the guidebooks suggest temples and museums, don't think there's nothing else out there to do.
I'm a huge fan of combining your passions with your holidays; however, if you happen to be into any of the following, you'll find your finances dwindling even faster than usual.