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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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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 ...

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 ...

Karst Country (or Hello Banana Land), Yangshuo, China travel blog

Karst Country (or Hello Banana Land)

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... buy a flower. The "hello flowers?" child was just trying to make a living but left despondent and unwanted. In China's new socialist capitalistic authoritarianism, is there a better job awaiting the "hello flowers?" children? In my brief stay ...

Hanging around for a sleeper train, Yellow Mountain, China travel blog

Hanging around for a sleeper train

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today was pretty much a waiting day. Geckos had done their usual trick of changing the itinerary to make it cheaper, so we had to hang around until 9pm to get an overnight train to Shanghai. We had some food, did some shopping, went on the internet and ...

Lijiang, Dr. Ho and Jade Dragon Mountains, Lijiang, China travel blog

Lijiang, Dr. Ho and Jade Dragon Mountains

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... majestically over the countryside. We arrived eventually in the sleepy village which is inhabited by the Naxi people, another of China's 56 recognized minority groups. There we found the "Clinic of Chinese Herbs in Jade Dragon Mountains of Lijiang" ...

Luxury train to Lijiang - coming ready or not, Lijiang, China travel blog

Luxury train to Lijiang - coming ready or not

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... 's rumours some folk have headed to the US with loads of money destined for the job. Oh well. Tangula luxury trains, China: Wellness-themed accommodation is not limited to hotels. The soon-to-launch Tangula luxury trains -- from Beijing to Lhasa ...

Made In China, Beijing, China travel blog

Made In China

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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Home of the world's oldest continuous civilization and 20% of the current population, China's combination of cultural history and future prospects is fascinating.  Eager to learn more, I spent several days in Beijing exploring imperial palaces, ...

Ethnic languages: saving or wiping out?, Lijiang, China travel blog

Ethnic languages: saving or wiping out?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... , have taken various means to preserve endangered languages, believing that they are an indispensable part of China's diversified ethnic culture.   PERSEVERING EFFORTS, FRUSTRATING RESULTS     There are approximately 130 ...

Christmas With Tim Tam Tommy Ma.., Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Christmas With Tim Tam Tommy Ma..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... , Sarah, Giles, Kev and everyone else we caught up with we offer a solid thanks. In particular Tommy Ma for looking after us so well, you truly are a great mate and we love you long time. Next Pod - Guangzhou, China. Love, Nath and Kat. ...

The Silk Road: Turpan's Mummies and Ancient Cities, Turpan, China travel blog

The Silk Road: Turpan's Mummies and Ancient Cities

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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The Taklimakan, tucked behind the Himalayas and Karakoram, is one of the driest and hottest places on earth.  The Silk Road trade routes avoided the parched areas, heading instead around the periphery, where rivers flow from glaciers before ...

Worlds heaviest library??, Xi'an, China travel blog

Worlds heaviest library??

A travel blog entry by trent

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In the morning I went to the Forest of Stone Tablets, a museum with the heaviest collection of books in the world being that they're all made of gigantic stone tablets, some ten feet high, and there are 2300 of them! Then I got in trouble for taking ...

The Further Adventures of Mak and Vonny, Kunming, China travel blog

The Further Adventures of Mak and Vonny

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... of the beast. Following it has been simply a case of following the path of destruction. As we work our way through northern China it becomes one scene of horror after another. In one village, two hundred people were killed by what survivors called "A ...

Is stealing from the police a crime in China?, Kunming, China travel blog

Is stealing from the police a crime in China?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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The other day was a good day. Not just because I stole from the police. Or because I drank the most delicious mango juice. After months of worrying, weeks of waiting, and half a dozen visits to the local Entry/Exit Bureau of the police, I finally got ...

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