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About Tracy You

Tracy You Xiaoying

Tracy You Xiaoying is a bilingual journalist based in the United Kingdom. She writes culture, travel and lifestyle articles about China and Britain in English and Chinese.

A born-and-bred Shanghainese girl, she was the China Editor for CNN Travel (formerly CNNGo) before leaving China’s mega city in early 2013 for an adventure of life.

While not wearing her fingers to the bone on keyboards, she enjoys swimming and making dumplings. 

Special Interests

Tracy You knows a lot about:

  • Chinese tourists
  • Nomadic lifestyle,
  • Chinese food

Tracy You's Special Recommendations for Beijing

Tracy says, "Don't leave Shanghai without a stroll through the iconic match-making corner, or 'Marriage Market,' in People's Park every Sunday afternoon. "

10Best Lists by Tracy You Xiaoying

World's 10 Poshest Hostels

Backpacking becomes a bit too amazing with the arrival of boutique-style but still wallet-friendly posh hotels, or “poshtels”. Here are 10 of the best


London Borough Market: Eat Here Now

Set up underneath a railway bridge, the pungent Borough Market is the ultimate stop for experiencing London's passion for fresh food ingredients and delicious street foods.