Another Tuesday, another new traveler to meet! If there is a city, region or country in the world, then there is a travel blogger writing about it, sharing their favorite tips and tricks and not to miss spots.
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If you are interested in China, then today’s Traveler Tuesday blogger Richelle, who writes at Adventures Around Asia should be on your list of must-reads. She lives in a very remote and rural area of China where she is the only foreigner, so she just goes by her first name…there’s only one Richelle!
Let’s meet her!
 When and how did you become a traveler?
I traveled with my family throughout Europe when I was younger, but it wasn’t until I studied abroad in China that I really started traveling on my own. I studied abroad in Beijing and Xi’an for a combined total of seven months starting February 2012.
After graduation, I couldn’t wait to return to China so I decided to teach English at a Chinese high school for a year! Every time I had more than a few days off, I’d be traveling in China or other countries in Asia. Next year I’ll be attending grad school in China and I have a lot of big travel plans in SE Asia coming up!
 What is travel to you in 10 words or less?
Exploring a place far from home
 What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
I really like using trains to get from place to place. You can bring whatever you want and you don’t have to worry about airline baggage restrictions! Trains tend to be cheaper than planes, and much more spacious. China has a great train system that can get you almost anywhere!
The high speed trains are great for getting somewhere quickly, but the overnight trains are a great option to save money. I always get a “hard sleeper” bed for overnight trips, which is a 3-stack bunk bed. It’s great to be able to lay down and take a nap!
 What do you typically do while traveling by plane?
I normally read my kindle and listen to music on my iPhone. If I’m on a long international flight I watch all the free movies!
 What is your favorite travel memory involving food?
After a long day of travel and a six hour layover in Hong Kong I finally arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam and I was starving! I’d been living in China for months at that point, and I was really sick of the monotonous food in my area.
After my friends and I dropped our bags off, we found a street food vendor selling pho. The pho was absolutely amazing and so cheap! It was really great to eat something other than fish and stir fry and I was so excited to be out of the pollution and into the warmth of Vietnam!
 What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?
I like to spend a lot of time reading other people’s blogs, especially before I sit down to write myself. It always gets me so excited about blogging and travel in general, and it gives me that extra push to be as successful as some of my favorite bloggers. If you like something another blogger has written, be sure to share it on social media, especially Twitter! It helps create a welcoming community where people support one another and help each other be successful.
How about you? Any questions for Richelle about living in the middle of nowhere China?
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