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Last Day in Hong Kong & Start of Tour, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Last Day in Hong Kong & Start of Tour

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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This was our last day in Hong Kong. All we did was meet up with the other people going on our tour and then went to have something to eat in the night market and watched the sounds & Light show over Hong Kong Harbour which was pretty good. On our ...

Can drugs help poor people?, Kunming, China travel blog

Can drugs help poor people?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... , the Chinese government is now actively promoting hemp cultivation as a tool for lifting rural Chinese out of poverty. China will build multiple hemp cultivation bases in Yunnan, Heilongjiang, Gansu and Anhui provinces as well as the autonomous ...

Hong Kong (Fuey?), Causeway Bay, Hong Kong travel blog

Hong Kong (Fuey?)

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... ... so my wallet was only HK$10 (80p UK)lighter for the admission. Got up early to try to get our Chinese visa from the China visa office in Wan Chai, only HK$150 (UK12) but won't be ready till Monday (3 days) there is a faster service but costs $400, ...

On the rails on the Trans Mongolian, Beijing to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

On the rails on the Trans Mongolian

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... train however. The Beijing to Ulaan Baatar leg is over 30 hours travel, so we settled down for an overnight trip. The rest of China either looked pretty cold and frozen, or dry and dusty as we moved along the south-eastern edge of the Gobi desert in the ...

Getting to Know Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Getting to Know Chengdu

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We decided to spend our first day in Chengdu wandering around the city and seeing some sights in town. Our plan was to start right from our hostel at one side of the ring road and make our way through central Chengdu and on through to the other side of ...

A Chinese Massage, Chengdu, China travel blog

A Chinese Massage

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We woke up late so our thoughts of making it to Emei Shan faded but we still planned to head to the Leshan Giant Buddha this day. We also had to go get train tickets for our trip to Xian though and so after grabbing something to eat we hopped on a bus ...

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 ...

John Bull we love you, Beijing, China travel blog

John Bull we love you

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Today we decided to sleep in due to the lack of sleep on the previous train trip. Unfortunately some of our fellow travelers decided to keep the entire hostel awake by yelling, running around and drinking through till dawn. Eventually the hostel owner ...

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 ...

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