Not everything is as it seems in the Middle Kingdom – one of the world's fastest-changing and most optimistic societies.
The Trans-Siberian and the Trans-Mongolian are names that are instantly recognisable to many travellers.
Hong Kong is among the world’s great foodie destinations, with a tastebud-tingling array of food, from posh nosh to the latest in innovative and international cuisines. But it’s the tried-and-tested traditional favourites that will really get your lips smacking.
Hong Kong is a world-class gourmet destination, offering everything from top-end seafood in swanky restaurants to homemade noodles in neighbourhood eateries.
Halfway across the world's longest sea bridge, I hear a roar behind us.
Straddled between two cliffs in China's Hunan province, a 430-metre glass-bottomed suspension bridge offers the world's highest bungy jump from a footbridge.
'You Muslim?' the immigration official asks. No, I say, it's just a beard.
China is as much old world as it is new. From Shanghai's skyscrapers bathed in neon, to grey-walled hutongs of Beijing, the terracotta warriors to the greatest wall of them all. While its man-made wonders are vast, its natural ones are also incredible; the karst cliffs of Yangshuo, the tiger leaping gorge, and its giant pandas. And don't forget to dive into its unique and varied cuisine.