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Nǐ hǎo China, Guangzhou, China travel blog

Nǐ hǎo China

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... The train ticket is in the form of a plastic coin which is very advanced and eco-friendly compared to England. Apparently China has been trying hard recently to cut back on its carbon emissions. Today we braved dumplings for breakfast before heading ...

Guests of the Aini, Near Menghun, Xishuangbanna, China travel blog

Guests of the Aini

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... on sunscreen and insect repellent and chew on individually-wrapped snacks. Dan and I can no longer count ourselves the fastest hikers in China. That title must go to our Abu, the local guide we picked up in Menghun, a smaller market city in ...

Just a little one, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Just a little one

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... ... but the Indian food and cheap wine was worth it :) We also took a trip to the observation level in the bank of China building for some pretty nice views....and took the star ferry to hong Kong island to get to the peak tram.... the tram taking you ...

Buddha's & Beaches, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Buddha's & Beaches

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... feet in the sun and everyone sits under trees as the temperature is unbearable. We did plan on staying all day but you just cannot last more than a few hours. Our train tickets have now been booked to mainland China and we are off to Macau ...

Back to Shanghai, Shanghai, China travel blog

Back to Shanghai

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... and went to customs and Hong Kong border control.  After presenting our passports and departure cards, we then went through China mainland immigration and passport control.  After these two security checks, we then took our bags and loaded on a ...

No permission, Bayi, China travel blog

No permission

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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I continued for the next day, only to after a midday stop in larger military town called Miling to discover the next piece of road was being rebuilt. It was so bad that I my rear tyre that was pumped up to maximum pressure and laiden with the ...

Macao, Macao, China travel blog

Macao

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... blocked off for that, and we heard racing crews talking in the customs and immigration lines while leaving to go back to China proper. Macao is famous for its gambling as well, trying to style itself an Asian Las Vegas. We didn't go ...

Studying Life, Beijing, China travel blog

Studying Life

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... AUD$5.  Especially when I am unable to work here, it does feel good to see your money go so far. This week's awesome China moment happened when I looked across at the gym to see a man working out next to me dressed in dress shoes, suit pants, a ...

The Rice Terraces, Ping'an, China travel blog

The Rice Terraces

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... journey on our own. Ping'an is a small remote village located in Longji, well known for the very distinct rice terraces in China. The village is located high up in these rice terraces and the journey involved taking a coach on a steep winding road up ...

West Lake, Hangzhou, China travel blog

West Lake

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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We arrived in Hangzhou on time having spent the last 17 hours on a seat in a busy train carriage. We were disappointed to find the train seats practically vertical and not even slightly reclined, we knew we were in for a long night! When it came to ...

The Shark Lady travels on, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

The Shark Lady travels on

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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From Kala Pattar we returned to Lobouche, this time staying the night in the very lovely Sherpa lodge. The day stayed clear, and sunset was spectacular, with Lhotse glowing gold like molten metal. The weather held the next day, and I have to say I have ...

Beijing and the Wall, Beijing, China travel blog

Beijing and the Wall

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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The Wall was amazing. The section of the wall we visited was called Mutianyu. It was a worthwhile hike. Scenery was a bit muted by the smog that managed to make it all the way out (it was a 45-60min drive out of Beijing). We enjoyed Beijing very much. ...

Skinny little poos., Xi'an, China travel blog

Skinny little poos.

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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Feeling a little uncharitable. This is Andrew. Don't blame this entry on Tina. If you find yourself somehow transported to Xi'an, here's a couple of tips: 1: You will get sick. Upon entry you will receive a complimentary upper respiratory tract ...

Fame and Fortune in Foshan, Foshan, China travel blog

Fame and Fortune in Foshan

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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Day One in Foshan, China "China is famous for - people," our director states with a giggle. Dan and I are goggle-eyed, staring out the side windows of the school van at our new home and trying to maintain a conversation with our new coworkers at ...

The Emperor's Summer Palace, Beijing, China travel blog

The Emperor's Summer Palace

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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We woke up this morning and we decided that the breakfast just isn't that good over here at the Hilton and we miss the pool and the fine rooms of the Fairmont.  I logged on to see if I could make a last minute reservation and it showed sold ...

Too small, too big, pricey high, pricey too low., Shanghai, China travel blog

Too small, too big, pricey high, pricey too low.

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... ;s nephew ( a good friend of mine), small “Mormon” world. If you don’t know people you will often know people they know. I hope I haven't bored you. They were just moments that I wanted to share from the rest of our first week of China. ...

Sunday morning Shanghai, Shanghai, China travel blog

Sunday morning Shanghai

A travel blog entry by bagman

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My host and interpreter on this trip, Yang Kai, is a very thoughtful young man. He's done a lot to spruce up the Shanghai office to make it comfortable. He purchased a very nice duvet for me to sleep in, set the heater to 30 celcius, even bought a box of ...

First few days, Beijing, China travel blog

First few days

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... to see a single doctor. With that whole process finished, mum and I got ready to meet Sammy, who is a good friend of mine in China, her husband Faye and Rebecca for dinner.  They took us to a restaurant for Western food, and it was great to be back ...

The Himalayan M25, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

The Himalayan M25

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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We made the most of our early awakening at Tengboche and set off. Guess the direction? Yes, up! We were on the trail by 8- 9 being our usual- and soon worked out the big plus point of a slightly later start when we got caught in the Himalayan equivalent ...

Wild Elephants Couldn't Drag Us, Sanchahe, Xishuangbanna, China travel blog

Wild Elephants Couldn't Drag Us

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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For once, I'm excited to be woken up. It's 2:30 in the morning and the quiet flashlight-wielding man outside our tree house has just made my heart beat fast: "Da xiang," he says. "Da xiang." Dan and I put on our shoes and coats and tiptoe ...

A week in Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

A week in Shigatse

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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This was to prove an interesting week! Most traveller's spend the night in this town, which is the old capital of Tibet. Not a lot of people know that! There was actually a lot to see, and I was fortunate to have the companionship of Lopsang and ...

Hainan Five-O, Sanya, Hainan, China travel blog

Hainan Five-O

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... she played guitar. For ambiance, this was my favorite night. The third day we made it to Sanya, the southernmost city in China. The vegetation on the way down was decidedly jungly, and the scenery classically Asian. I about snapped my own neck trying ...

A Journey East--In Search of the Hakka, San Rao, China travel blog

A Journey East--In Search of the Hakka

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... country was a diversion of our original plan. We had planned to go to Yunnan province, the farthest southwest province of China. Our guide book paints beautiful imagery of wild elephants, steep mountains, and matriarchal societies. Dan and I had ...

Miyun Snow Trip, Beijing, China travel blog

Miyun Snow Trip

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... we went to a restaurant for dinner before heading to our hotel.  The hotel was huge; one of the biggest exhibition places in China.  They had hot springs there, which was perfect for all of our aching legs after a good skiing day. The hot ...

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Back in "Shangas"

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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Arrived in Shanghai on Wednesday on the fast train from Beijing. Only took 5 hours as opposed to the 13-15 hour trips to Xi'an and Beijing. We reached speeds of up to 311km. Yesterday the kids and I went to the Shanghai Zoo. Great to see the animals ...

The Train to Xi'An, Yichang, China travel blog

The Train to Xi'An

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... , there wasn’t any soap. There wasn’t any toilet paper. In one of the bathrooms there was poop on the floor!” In China, most of the toilets are the squat and hit the hole type, so I was expecting that to be the report. I have been ...

Christmas in China, Beijing, China travel blog

Christmas in China

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... part of the world, be we were brought together to Beijing and celebrated Christmas together.    My Christmas in China was some parts traditional, some parts not so much, but I spent the entire time smiling, and so thankful for all ...

Tianjin 天津, Tianjin, China travel blog

Tianjin 天津

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... different to anything we had tasted back home. Snacks are something that I am not sure I could ever fully embrace in China.  Whilst I reach for a chocolate, most Chinese people prefer saltier snacks made of unidentifiable (to me) ingredients. After ...

Touch down in China, now how to get to the hotel?, Shanghai, China travel blog

Touch down in China, now how to get to the hotel?

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... ; I woke up around 3 hours before landing and just watched a movie and filled out the landing cards required for when you enter China. When we arrived at the airport I was impressed with how massive and new it was.  We passed through passport control ...

Back to Foshan, Foshan, China travel blog

Back to Foshan

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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