Travel Blogs from Tianjin, China

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Tianjin 天津, Tianjin, China travel blog

Tianjin 天津

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... used to it. Tianjin was previously used as a trading port, and until the 1930s, was the largest commercial city in China.  Due to this, Tianjin was the home of many Western companies.  It was one of the first cities in China to really open ...

Tianjin, China, Tianjin, China, China travel blog

Tianjin, China

A travel blog entry by cleff

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Tianjin, ...

The Ox and the Mulberry, Xidi and Hongcun, China travel blog

The Ox and the Mulberry

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... the historical county seat and provincial walled city, Xidi and Hongcun are living testament to old, small-town life in China. A couple of hours from the hostel, Hongcun and Xidi are nestled within the foothills of the Yellow Mountains, surrounded by ...

Qin Haung Dao-The Starting Point of the Great Wall, Qin Haung Dao, China travel blog

Qin Haung Dao-The Starting Point of the Great Wall

A travel blog entry by romero

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... was great. I took pics of tons of farmers with donkeys, horses, and all sorts of what I had thought were outdated methods. China is still a third world country after all, even though Beijing does not seem third world in any respect (except maybe the ...

The time we went to the Wall., Jixian, China travel blog

The time we went to the Wall.

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... and made it happen. The plan was to take a train out to Jixian which is a small town on the outskirts of the Tianjin Municipality - think of it as going from Wellington up to Woodville. Jixian has a beautiful section of the wall that is no where near as ...

Only in China, Tianjin, China travel blog

Only in China

A travel blog entry by kdenboske

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... have any good suggestions, comment and Ill add them! Also think of things that will make great stories, or pictures!!! Only in China List 1. Hickey chakra cupping treatment - done!!!!!(see picture if you do not know what this is) 2. Ride in a rickshaw ...

Back by Popular Demand, Tianjin, China travel blog

Back by Popular Demand

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... to. The other reason being that after the excitement and adventure of our trip down south, we haven't really done much in Tianjin by comparison. But as our families are clearly getting restless with the lack of blogs from the Red Country here goes: On ...

What I Learned in China - Day 10 - Tour Groups, Tianjin, China travel blog

What I Learned in China - Day 10 - Tour Groups

A travel blog entry by kdenboske

... going to, there are always tour guides to take groups around and point out places of interest. While I have been exploring Tianjin alone, I have found that following these groups, no matter what language they speak, will always lead me towards something ...

Enjoying our days off, Tianjin, China travel blog

Enjoying our days off

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... Mandarin lesson with our other teacher Apple.  She is very nice and spent some time studying in Australia so understands how different China is for us.  After our lesson we decided to get some lunch at the shopping mall by the metro station, ...

China... I have arrived!, Tianjin, China travel blog

China... I have arrived!

A travel blog entry by kdenboske

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... cool places! Tianjin's Water Park: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjin_Water_Park Tianjin Eye: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjin_Eye Tianjin's TV Tower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjin_Radio_and_Television_Tower Love from Tianjin ...

Kleine Zwangspause :(, Tianjin, China travel blog

Kleine Zwangspause :(

A travel blog entry by lexboo

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... die Pause von Gestern ausweiten, da ich mich einfach sagen wir es mal so nicht soooo gut gefühlt habe. Um euch aber trotzdem ein paar Bilder und Eindrücke aus Tianjin zu zeigen habe ich mich aufgerappelt und wenigstens ein paar Fotos ...

The week/weekend that was, Tianjin, China travel blog

The week/weekend that was

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... day! He gave the impression that the restaurant was only a side venture to him and he showed me a copy of two of Tianjin’s biggest English language magazines which he said he was involved in publishing. When I told him what I had studied he wanted ...

Our first Beijing Christmas & New Year, Tianjin, China travel blog

Our first Beijing Christmas & New Year

A travel blog entry by tracy-andy-pez

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... was a semi fast train. We reached a speed of 150 km per hour, and we watched the city & countryside whizz by. Arriving in Tianjin, we got a taxi which was a short ride to the hotel, the Astor. The hotel was opened in 1963 and restored in 2010, it ...

Teaching two year olds English, Tianjin, China travel blog

Teaching two year olds English

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... were absolutely delighted to find out that I was another Kiwi.  They were from "The Mount" (Tauranga) and were over in China for some sort of Drag race competition.  One of their friends was even from Pukekohe, (I vaguely recognised the name, ...

interesting picture, Tianjin, China travel blog

interesting picture

A travel blog entry by grace216

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I just want to post some funny photos from the trip ...

What I Learned in China - Day 4 - Sidewalks, Tianjin, China travel blog

What I Learned in China - Day 4 - Sidewalks

A travel blog entry by kdenboske

Sidewalks are not reserved for walking on. Sidewalks on side streets are used for extra parking, or storage. Walking a few blocks somewhere will require going into the street several times to go around obstacles on the ...

Good Bye China & See You Again, Tianjin, China travel blog

Good Bye China & See You Again

A travel blog entry by venoth

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...   Actually it would not have even taken that long, but I had to stop a while to put in the items just purchased in Tianjin earlier today into the bags, hence I needed another 10 minutes of packing time as well.       Once inside ...

Ancient Culture Street and  Tianjin Eye, Tianjin, China travel blog

Ancient Culture Street and Tianjin Eye

A travel blog entry by kdenboske

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... the tourist location that everyone has been telling me to go to. I took a taxi from the hotel to a very popular place in Tianjin called Ancient Culture Street. My taxi driver assumed that I didn't know where we were going and took me for a ride, although ...

新年好 -  Xin Nian Kuai Le!, Tianjin, China travel blog

新年好 - Xin Nian Kuai Le!

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... form Spring Festival not much has changed for us since our last post. We have gotten right into our routine again of living in China with gym, badminton, Chinese class and teaching taking up most of our time. We start work again on the 20th of Feb and ...

What I Learned in China - Day 7 -Morning Dumplings, Tianjin, China travel blog

What I Learned in China - Day 7 -Morning Dumplings

A travel blog entry by kdenboske

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I still have a lot to learning about the different kinds of dumplings, but at the hotel they serve a few different kinds in the morning. They do not have English name cards so finding out what is inside them has been a trial and error kind of system. ...

Day 1 All Aboard, Tianjin, China travel blog

Day 1 All Aboard

A travel blog entry by luv2cruise

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We have been waiting to board the Voyager for a long time and today is the day. We had a wonderful buffet breakfast at the Peninsula where there was a host of items to choose from. We met this gal named Abigail and invited her to have ...

On Dry Land Again, Tianjin, China travel blog

On Dry Land Again

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... .   Antique town is a kilometer from the Orange and the traditional style buildings there are a sharp contrast to modern Tianjin. Michelle found a shop with a back room full of knock-off fake products. The little daypack she decided on ...

The weekend that was and the KTV experience, Tianjin, China travel blog

The weekend that was and the KTV experience

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... smart phone on Monday morning! We went along with our boss James who is a techno-junkie and he showed us the Tianjin Electronics Market. Its basically a shopping mall about the size of St Luke's and across the five floors they sell nothing but electronic ...

tianjin, Tianjin, China travel blog

tianjin

A travel blog entry by hansen.eric

back to the t dot for new ...

Our time in Tianjin comes to a close, Tianjin, China travel blog

Our time in Tianjin comes to a close

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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The rest of our time in Tianjin went by pretty quickly. After the excitement and disturbed sleep of Spring Festival we got back into our routine of teaching, learning, gym and badminton. Even though we were in a strange country we were now starting to ...

Summer school, math classes and a leg of lamb., Tianjin, China travel blog

Summer school, math classes and a leg of lamb.

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... spices are before we leave.  Check out the pics for more info! Tonight we are off to visit the night market in Tianjin.  Hopefully we can find some interesting things there (I'm sure we will- just walking down the street can be interesting) and ...

High-Speed Train Ride Tianjin, Tianjin, China travel blog

High-Speed Train Ride Tianjin

A travel blog entry by rozbp

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... that killed 40 people a couple of weeks ago, we decided to take a high-speed Inter-City train to the neighboring town of Tianjin (a distance of 117 kilometers).  The change to the shorter trip also saved me a little over $900.00.  The ride is ...

Baby Dumplings, Tianjin, China travel blog

Baby Dumplings

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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Last weekend, I accomplished one of only two requests that my mom made prior to me coming to China: I learned how to make dumplings. The process was quite complex, and I'm not sure if I could successfully recreate the entire process; but who knows what an ...

Tianjin, my home from home, Tianjin, China travel blog

Tianjin, my home from home

A travel blog entry by weixiao

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... !!) It's the kind of opportunity and experience you couldn't get any where else but China. The multi-cultural atmosphere is amazing. Every time I visit, Tianjin has completely changed. Crazy city! All as a result of the 'Beijing Hutong Development' ...

One third of the way!, Tianjin, China travel blog

One third of the way!

A travel blog entry by steph_evan

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... the park. After Chinese class on Tuesday we both went for a walk in the opposite direction toward the river and the massive Tianjin World Financial Centre Tower. This building is HUGE and can be seen from most places in Tianjin - well the places we ...

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