Travel Blogs from Wuhan, China

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Cruising on the Yangtze, Wuhan, China travel blog

Cruising on the Yangtze

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... we finally reach the three gorges dam, which is the largest dam in the world, and is scheduled to produce 10% of China's electricity demands. We slowly pass through the first enormous lock, which drops us 30m or so, along with container ships, cargo ...

The Yangzi River, Wuhan, China travel blog

The Yangzi River

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... are all state of the art and the people very sofistocated in both dress and behavior, it certainly wasn't the worst place in China I would imagine. My adventures on the Yangze started in Chongquing in my second class sleeper (4 beds/bunks and a basic ...

A Pair of Roosters, Wuhan, China travel blog

A Pair of Roosters

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Since the boat had been docked all night I had a colder than usual shower before getting the first bus to Wuhan. I actually felt pretty crappy this morning for the first time since starting traveling so I armed myself with some immodium just in case, ...

Overnight train to Wuhan, Wuhan, China travel blog

Overnight train to Wuhan

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... doing with being messed around. I am not too impressed with Geckos at the moment. We had originally had our current tour (China Odyssey) itinerary changed because of the earthquake, which was understandable and fine, and we were told this before we left. ...

Organics with pesticides - China, Wuhan, China travel blog

Organics with pesticides - China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... certification. They don't believe in the integrity of what they see," said Washington State University professor Paul Thiers. Within China's organic food industry, fraud is a widespread problem, say organic farm owners. "China's organic food market is ...

Lots of travelling, Wuhan, China travel blog

Lots of travelling

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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We managed to wangle our way on the bus despite our very (un)helpful guide telling us it was full. Arrived in Wuhan at about 8am to then go the train station and (fingers crossed) get train to Nanning at about ...

Day 24: Teaching and Mid-Autumn Day Festival, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 24: Teaching and Mid-Autumn Day Festival

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... China, if I liked basketball, which team did I like, if I was married, what was my "love story," did I want a boyfriend in China, etc. The "love story" question kind of threw me because I have no idea how anyone is supposed to answer that, but the most ...

Wuhan: Quick stop before Hong Kong, Wuhan, China travel blog

Wuhan: Quick stop before Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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... later we were there, checked in and heading to bed to catch up on some sleep. Again, I had a whole dorm room to myself; Wuhan isn't really a popular destination for travellers, and for me it was simply a stepping stone to get to Hong Kong. I wish there ...

Day 30: The Question Masters, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 30: The Question Masters

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... judges. VERY reluctantly we walked over there.... .....and were both promptly handed wads of cash for sitting around all day and listening to people talking about the joys of traveling and the benefits of class participation. Oh, sweet sweet ...

Day 132: We're Flying to Bangkok Next Wednesday!!, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 132: We're Flying to Bangkok Next Wednesday!!

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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That's all, I'm just really excited. ...

Day 32: Our Chinese Pop Star Debut, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 32: Our Chinese Pop Star Debut

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... had those glow wand things too. It was actually pretty entertaining: there were a lot of dances, some from different regions of China which was nice, a lot of singers, some singing Chinese songs, and some singing in English, and a couple of comedy/short ...

Day 206: A Declaration of War, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 206: A Declaration of War

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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* A DECLARATION OF WAR * --Against "Creepy Clark"-- Number of Times Have Been Asked to Lunch By Creepy Clark (English Newspaper editor/sound board operator/teacher in English Department/creepy and weird Chinese man/wears bizarre ...

Day 11: Chinese Popo, Typhoon, Gay Pride + Static, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 11: Chinese Popo, Typhoon, Gay Pride + Static

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... , Typhoon Talim was tackling Taiwan (which killed at least 100 people on the eastern coast of China and displaced some 10 million more), which means that Wuhan got pounded with pouring rain and some strong winds as the storm moved inland and died down. ...

Day 126: Man, My Students Are Forward!, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 126: Man, My Students Are Forward!

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... live together in the next term. At the end. If you wouldn't go back American. We wish you have a wonderful spring festival in China. From Bear & Matt Also, the other day I was told what my Chinese name, Gao Li Lian, means (I was given my Chinese ...

Day 78: Parasites, Barrels of Beer and Bathtubs, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 78: Parasites, Barrels of Beer and Bathtubs

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... , 12:33pm. Hmm, maybe will get oxyacetelyne torch to burn through bars. --Wednesday, 12:34pm. Maybe is illegal in China. --Wednesday, 12:35pm. Maybe will get C4 plastic explosive chargers to explode through bars. --Wednesday, 12:36pm. Hmmm, ...

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Day 16: "Blood-letting" in China

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... photo album. They're also very tasty and nutritional, so if you have the chance to taste one, you should. "Blood-letting" in China: One night, the eight of us were called from our cozy apartments to Lorry's office where we were informed that we needed ...

Blackmarket Tickets, Wuhan, China travel blog

Blackmarket Tickets

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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When we arrived in Yichang at 6am am we took another 4 hour, hair raising, bus ride with people spitting in the aisle to Wuhan where we were to try and get a train ticket for further south. Trains are a nightmare to get on the day, or without given notice ...

Cruising down the Yangtze, Wuhan to Chongqing, China travel blog

Cruising down the Yangtze

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... . We can not help but compare everything here to India and after thousands of kms of travelling the Indian rail system China's 2nd class 'hard' sleepers was like travelling first class - blankets and pillows, hot water, regular cleaning... we were very ...

Chinese Bureaucracy and other complaints, Wuhan, China travel blog

Chinese Bureaucracy and other complaints

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... 't go anywhere, essentially bringing the extension to only three weeks.  That's just mean. Other factors compounded my misery.  Wuhan was not a tourist town and only had one hostel.  This hostel was taken up by full-time students so all ...

Day 33: The Sweetest Email, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 33: The Sweetest Email

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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Dear Teacher, I am a student of mathematics.Today my English teacher WangZheng is ill,so I go to your class.Wow,your class is the most class I had lesson.It is really true ,your free type of class impress on me. You are so beautiful that I ...

Day 3: Finally in Wuhan, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 3: Finally in Wuhan

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... in English (if I was lucky), but not only do I have HBO, I also have the Discovery Channel. And good reception. Right. So, China is good. Still smelly. Still dirty. But... It's good to have a TV that works, a/c that works, and a washing ...

Day 19: Nightmare at the China Post, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 19: Nightmare at the China Post

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... British soccer games, which is fabulous since I really really miss watching American football (something they don't have in China, sadly). I can't understand a word the commentators are saying and don't really know which teams are playing since everything ...

Day 6: Meeting the Bosses, Wuhan, China travel blog

Day 6: Meeting the Bosses

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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This afternoon I had a meeting to figure out which department I'd be working in (either the English department for the English majors, or the General English department for non-majors) and what exactly I would be teaching. I chose to teach in the General ...

Yangtse Cruise Day 3: The long day, Wuhan, China travel blog

Yangtse Cruise Day 3: The long day

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... is not an English or German construction.  We were all happy for the snack.  The bus to Wuhan magically worked (as does everything in China), but Steve, Andy, Travis and I were separated from Christin and Marilen.  After a four hour ...

Travelling....Allll Day, Wuhan, China travel blog

Travelling....Allll Day

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... or red. Hence the firecrackers and red around the door to keep people safe.   13:40 We arrived at the train station in Wuhan, some people went to McDs a couple for Chinese, I went to KFC as it was closest and I wasn't hungry. Everyone stopped in the ...

Wuhan, where everyone was kung fu fighting..., Wuhan, China travel blog

Wuhan, where everyone was kung fu fighting...

A travel blog entry by ssfahring

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... going over to the Hankou part of Wuhan.  We took a ferry over to Hankou where they have the 'bigger city' part of Wuhan.  There are restaurants, clubs, shopping streets, light rail, etc.  We looked around a little because in our book and ...

The Yangtze River Basin, Wuhan, China travel blog

The Yangtze River Basin

A travel blog entry by kevandhazel

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... days Wuhan was like in an oven – the thermometer hit 38 degrees which slowed down our activity level quite considerably. As Wuhan is more of a commercial rather than tourist center we spent a lazy day with a bit of shopping and eating very spicy ...

A Luxury Cruise Down The Yangtze...., Wuhan, China travel blog

A Luxury Cruise Down The Yangtze....

A travel blog entry by simonmain1

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... charge ₤15/night and make a decent living off it...  The next day we spent the day wandering around Wuhan which was a nice enough town but lacking anything really spectacular.  In the evening myself and Dave said our goodbyes as ...

Wuhan, Hubei, Wuhan, China travel blog

Wuhan, Hubei

A travel blog entry by tyleroxley

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Big Buddhas and Small Cruises, Xian to Wuhan, China travel blog

Big Buddhas and Small Cruises

A travel blog entry by simonandjo

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Our journey through China then took us through mid China from Xian to Wuhan. Xian - Terracotta Warriors. There is little else to see in Xian, partly because of the terrible pollution in the city which means that visibility terrible. The army ...

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