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One BIG Buddha, Chengdu, China travel blog

One BIG Buddha

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Although we took our time getting up again we did make it to Leshan to see the Giant Buddha. We hopped on a bus to one of the long distance bus stations in Chengdu, with our note in chinese describing where we want to go on it that we got from our ...

Pandas!! and a Chinese Opera to Top it Off, Chengdu, China travel blog

Pandas!! and a Chinese Opera to Top it Off

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We got up early this day as we were to meet our tour group from the hostel we were at in the lobby for our trip to the Chengdu Panda Centre. The pandas are fed at 9:30 and are most active around that time so that's why we had to rise early, to get there ...

Hangzhou Update, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Hangzhou Update

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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Hi everyone, We changed hotel to one on the lake. The other day the wireless router went down on my hotel floor. I told them all they had to do was to recycled power on the router but no one knew anything about it. So I had limited Internet the ...

Tibet Transects: Axis Mundi, Mt. Kailash, Manasarovar, and Guge Kingdom, Tibet, China travel blog

Tibet Transects: Axis Mundi

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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The center of the physical and metaphysical world for Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, and Hindus is found in far western Tibet. With the Indian and Nepali Himalayas to the south, Kashmir and Ladakh to the west, the immense Chang Tang plains to the north, ...

A little bit of luxury, Xi'an, China travel blog

A little bit of luxury

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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After the train trip in upright seats through the night and therefore without any real sleep we waited around at the train station for the free pick up to depart and got chatting to Rorie and Emer and hit it off straight away. They were Irish and ...

The Real Shangri-la, Shangri-la, China travel blog

The Real Shangri-la

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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The 20-minute film, The Real Shangri-la is now finished. Here are some frames from the film, developed for WWF, the Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities, and the Shangri-la Sustainable Communities Initiative. The purpose of the ...

China - Tibet, Lhasa, China travel blog

China - Tibet

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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We arrived in Lhasa and after collecting our luggage made our way to check in for our connecting flight to Beijing. After numerous checks with various forms of security, and our passports disappearing for a while, they were actually going to let us leave ...

Bike Ride & Tai Chi, Yangshuo, China travel blog

Bike Ride & Tai Chi

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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After breakfast at 7.30 am it was off on our 30km Bike Ride into the Chinese Countryside....Lorna was not a happy bunny at this time!! The route that we took was fantastic, the sceneray was awesome. We went by the Butterfly Cave and Moon Hill and got ...

China, Lijiang, China travel blog

China

A travel blog entry by paul

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I talk about it later. OK, ...

Who blew up the bus in Kunming?, Kunming, China travel blog

Who blew up the bus in Kunming?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... on August 8 and will be held in eight Chinese cities, including Beijing. ETIM is officially considered a terrorist organization by China, the US, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and the United Nations. ETIM's primary goal is to split Xinjiang - known as East ...

Where are we?, Guilin, China travel blog

Where are we?

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... constraint or visa constraints the trip might have been a little different.   Fortunately we have a few free days built into our China leg so needless to say a few days will be spent doing as little as possible. And then of course we should have ...

Shanghai, Shanghai, China travel blog

Shanghai

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Pretty good flight to Shanghai. As you can see from the pic, there was noone in the seat next to me, nor in any of the seats nearby. The first Qantas meal was one of the most unappetising things I've ever had in my life - both visually and ...

Old missionary to eastern Tibet, Kangding, China travel blog

Old missionary to eastern Tibet

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Here's a book I'd like to read, but alas, it seems banned in China. Amazon won't deliver it. And most the references or reviews are blocked by Google's arrangement with my friends in the Chinese government. Book Review Pioneer in Tibet the life and ...

Communist China, Xi'an, China travel blog

Communist China

A travel blog entry by trent

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... so late and neither of us speak a word of Chinese! So we finally arrive in Xian airport in Communist, highly bureaucratic China ready for the harshest customs inspection ever and are whizzed through, no questions, no waiting, no bag checks - by FAR, the ...

My new school and home, Taiyuan, China travel blog

My new school and home

A travel blog entry by trent

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... the roads look like they've just been bombed! It seriously resembles a few roads from Cambodia and then I remember that China is still a developing country, Beijing and Shanghai withstanding. It's dark when we arrive so I'll have to wait until tomorrow ...

Smile... we're leaving tomorrow, Xian, China travel blog

Smile... we're leaving tomorrow

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... Made in China' also. Even the book that Pat brought with him from Dublin, a book on India, is, you guessed it, made in China. Bijo Pat tried bijo this evening, that potent (56%), liver killing stuff the Chinese seem to like. He didn't mind it ...

Left behind by the Romans in China?, Gansu, China travel blog

Left behind by the Romans in China?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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A story about villagers in Gansu being linked to Roman soliders ...

Mountain voices, Kunming, China travel blog

Mountain voices

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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The project might be a little old now, but the research and its stories are still compelling. From all around the world, there are stories from people who live in the mountains. ...

Great Wall & Birthday Celebrations, Beijing, China travel blog

Great Wall & Birthday Celebrations

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... were many different types of conversations we had amongst ourselves, including caterpillars, sing songs and foreskins!! We also had a mock Mongolia v China battle right there on the Great Wall! When we got back to turret 2, we had the opportunity to zip ...

Shi Du 十渡, Beijing, China travel blog

Shi Du 十渡

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... out at sunrise to take some pictures, and the waterfall had not yet been switched on. It's so funny, and hardly surprising anymore that China fakes part of its own 'natural' scenery. The next day we woke up, and took a cable car up one of the mountains. ...

Day 32, Luoyang, China travel blog

Day 32

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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I think I'm going to start this entry by saying today was one of the most rewarding days I have had so far. All four of us got up at 8am to visit the Shaolin Monastery/Temple, but I could sense the group wanted to skip the tour and go straight to ...

Will cheerleaders lift the Olympics?, Beijing, China travel blog

Will cheerleaders lift the Olympics?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... as spectators stare sullenly, then prance off the court to anemic applause. Maybe the Beijing Games can change things. China's 1,3-billion people are crazy about sports, but not cheerleaders. Those women who have taken to the all-American ...

Who is China?, Kunming, China travel blog

Who is China?

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , skateboarding, biking, walking dogs, talking, or playing music together. These are the diverse people of the new urban China. Together, through their work, their art, their philosophy, their demeanor, their play, and their actions, they define what ...

Xi'an - The Old Capital of China, Xi an, China travel blog

Xi'an - The Old Capital of China

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... Music and Dance Show at the city center. 12-05-2008 - Earthquake in Si Chuan (magnituded 7.9) A powerful earthquake in southwestern China killed at least 50,000 people and trapping more than 1000 students beneath a collapsed high school.We felt the ...

Horse trekking in the Sichuan mountains, Songpan, China travel blog

Horse trekking in the Sichuan mountains

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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There's a bus leaving at 6.30am from Chengdu to Songpan. We climb on board and find a place to dump the bags and squeeze into the cramped worn-down seats. Soon the entire gangway is full of luggage and there is a chicken sitting quietly under my seat ...

China's garden city, Suzhou, China travel blog

China's garden city

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... is displaced by more than 2meters from the original position.   In the 14th century Suzhou had established itself as China's leading silk-producing city currently producing a sixth of China's silk consumption locally and contributes a third of all ...

Direct train from Kunming to Lijiang, Lijiang, China travel blog

Direct train from Kunming to Lijiang

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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According to gokunming and other media, from 1 January 2010, there will be a direct train between Kunming and Lijiang, replacing the indirect train, which currently serves Lijiang-Dali, and requires a transfer to another later train. The train will ...

Sobering news on the beer front, Qingdao, China travel blog

Sobering news on the beer front

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... mainland company to be listed on an overseas exchange. Top officials, including the chairman of the newly established China Securities Regulatory Commission, chairman of the Hong Kong Securities Regulatory Commission, and chairman and vice-chairman of ...

More coffee, China?, Shanghai, China travel blog

More coffee, China?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... person in China used just 1kg of coffee a year, it would use more than a third of the world's production coffee consumption in China is increasing at 15% a year there is a coffee trade fair each year in China - ...

ft & m, Tibetan Plateau, China travel blog

ft & m

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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The Northern Tibetan Plateau, Tibet, China GMT +8 hours Into the unknown So we got out of Xi'an as planned. Yes, we got onto the train for Lhasa, Tibet as planned and we even got onto it without so much as a hint as to where our permit was ...

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