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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 ...

Back in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Back in Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We arrived back in Hong Kong ariund lunchtime. The first thing we hit was a health scanner in the airport, it wasn't damaged so I picked it back up. As we passed the scanner Lorna sneezed. It was at this point I informed her that they were scanning for ...

The Great Wall, Jinshanling to Simatai, China travel blog

The Great Wall

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Today we took a trip which dropped us off at Jinshanling and we proceeded to walk for about 10km along the wall to Simatai. The views were incredible - certainly meeting or exceeding expectations - the wall is very impressive - you have to see it to ...

Lies in paradise? Shangri-la dreaming, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Lies in paradise? Shangri-la dreaming

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... a short space of time). You can read the full story at http://www.smh.com.au/news/travel/world/north-asia/china/surface-paradise/2008/10/15/1223750091962.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2 but I will highlight just a few sections which are ...

Volunteer opportunities in China, Beijing, China travel blog

Volunteer opportunities in China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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http://www.chinadevelopmentbrief.com/taxonomy/term/17 ...

Beijing, Beijing, China travel blog

Beijing

A travel blog entry by arlash

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... , and an enormous hall with single tree trunks as supports. These trees are the hardest in the world and come from southern China. A special canal was built to float them to Beijing. They are massive and have stood for four hundred years without moving an ...

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 ...

Why oranges are so cheap right now, Chengdu, China travel blog

Why oranges are so cheap right now

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... be correct. That's why governments need to do more. Mao Shoulong, professor of political science in Renmin University of China said such clarifications should follow weather forecast patterns. "The forecast should not only say the weather will be bad, ...

Giant Buddha and a leisurely swim, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Giant Buddha and a leisurely swim

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We left the hotel today at 9am to head for the Buddha. We took the metro to get to Lantau Island and then took the cable car up to the Giant Buddha. The cable car ride took 25mins and was a great journey in itself. Some of the views from up there were ...

European help for energy alternatives, Shangri-La, China travel blog

European help for energy alternatives

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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I think they mean Danish . . . Shangri-la to use Denish loan for urban heating construction 10:13, December 15, 2009   Shangri-la County, Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, will use a 22.56 million Euros (about 225 ...

Another week, another quake, another bombing, Kunming, China travel blog

Another week, another quake, another bombing

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... will start soon from Kunming to Taiwan. There is more news about the bombing at http://www.gokunming.com/en/ From China Daily KUNMING - A man was seriously injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a coffee bar here in southwest China's Yunnan ...

Want Some Bacon?, Chengdu, China travel blog

Want Some Bacon?

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"You want some bacon?" "Nah man, I don't eat pork" "Are you Jewish?" "No, I ain't Jewish, I just don't dig on swine, that's all" "But bacon tastes good... Pork chops tase good" "Hey, sewer-rat may taste like pumpkin pie but I'd never know 'cause I ...

New Yunnan highway travel book, Kunming, China travel blog

New Yunnan highway travel book

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... to Yunnan A new book chronicling the experiences of a backpacker on the R3A highway that links Thailand, Laos and China was released recently. Written by Tanakorn Saengsin, Mei Yo Qian, Puan Pien Yunnan is about travelling cheap around Yunnan, his ...

Dam That's Big!, Yichang, China travel blog

Dam That's Big!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We got the overnight train and arrived in Yichang around midday. We bought an onwards ticket to Xian for the evening with the help of an English speaking Chinese girl. With our train leaving at 5 pm we jumped in a taxi to the Three Gorges Dam. She ...

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