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They travel virtually for you

By Xu Lin | China Daily | Updated: 2017-03-29 07:17

They travel virtually for you

Zhang Jin (left) and Pang Qianyi, at Burj al-Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

'Often versatile'

In May, Zhang and Pang, along with a friend, co-founded the new-media company Daydow Info and Tech Ltd Co. The two quit their jobs as Guangdong News Radio hosts, but still present their travel program for radio listeners.

"You have to be quick at everything, ranging from catching the central issue to writing articles," Pang says. "As traveling has become our job, the boundary between work and life is vague. Sometimes our necks ache due to heavy work, but at least we're doing the things that we like."

Once Pang was so busy with an article on Lunar New Year's Eve, she couldn't prepare the family reunion dinner in time.

"In the past, we were proud because of our identity as radio hosts. But now, we're proud of ourselves, with a great sense of achievement. We're more in the shoes of our audience and endeavor to know about what they like," Zhang says.

They prefer to make their own itineraries, rather than joining an arranged group tour with peers, so they can have unique adventures.

They once bumped into a young man in Penang, Malaysia, who has been dedicated to protecting the city's intangible culture heritage. He's promoting traditional handicrafts by having craftsmen present their works and teach tourists.

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