Wǒ Men Podcast: Travel in New Style


How was your summer vacation? Did you go somewhere nice and relaxing? What is your next holiday destination?

If you still perceive Chinese tourists as loud people who are not interested in local culture, but only in buying Louis Vuitton bags in Paris and eating in Chinese restaurants, well… you’re not wrong. Many of them still are. However, China’s new generation of travelers, such as our guest today Annie Huang, may show you something different.

Annie, born in the ’90s, has never studied abroad, but she is a super seasoned international traveler. She has been to more than ten countries in the past five years, and has some amazing travel experiences to share with us. Annie touches on why she stopped going on “sipping cocktails on the beach” holidays, and has taken travel to a new extreme by becoming a high altitude mountain climber, and facing dangerous situations from time to time — such as being buried by an avalanche.

As we speak, Annie is on another holiday — she’s in Nepal, climbing one of the world’s most dangerous summits, Manaslu, which is 8,163 meters high. Let’s wish Annie best of luck and hope she shares her experience when she’s back.

Previous episodes of the Wǒ Men podcast can be found here, and you can find Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

Have thoughts or feedback to share? Want to join the discussion? Write to Yajun and Jingjing at [email protected].

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Wǒ Men Podcast
Wǒ Men Podcast is produced and hosted by Yajun Zhang and Jingjing Zhang, who discuss a variety of topics and share a diversity of voices from on the ground inside contemporary China.
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