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Hunting Panda, Chengdu, China travel blog

Hunting Panda

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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The train actually arrived an hour early at 5:30am but that still did not stop the train attendant grabbing my leg and shaking it to the point of almost pulling it off at 4:30am probably so the Chinese have time to make their breakfast instant ...

Day 16, Mongolia, Mongolia travel blog

Day 16

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... a break and re-convened later. We never did reconvene though because separate customs stops and passport checks for Mongolia and then China meant that 7am to 2am were a frustrating time confined to our carriage while all the formalities took place. At the ...

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 ...

Dividing the Year - Equinoxes, Seasons, Calendars, Lijiang, China travel blog

Dividing the Year - Equinoxes, Seasons, Calendars

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... mid-Autumn or Moon festival on the 15th day of the 8th month - 25 September. During the second Golden Week starting with China's National Day on 1 October we have Cold Dew starting 9 October, the Double Ninth Festival on 19 October; then Descent of ...

Tibet Tibet Tibet...., Lhasa, China travel blog

Tibet Tibet Tibet....

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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Firstly, lets get the crap jokes out of the way....... Did you know that there are many species of antelope here but only '7 deers in tibet?' On my birthday I was planning to indulge in '7 beers in tibet' but in the end shed '7 tears in tibet ...

The Eternal Becoming and the Endless Flux, Gyeltang, China travel blog

The Eternal Becoming and the Endless Flux

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... a shirt that said: "Cannabis is great. Cannabis helps you get through the day" and so on. Che Guevara is a popular man in China. Many of the local cafes have his picture on the wall. I sit in the cafe with the cafe owner, learning a Chinese card ...

Everyman's hardware dream?, Lijiang, China travel blog

Everyman's hardware dream?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... 's not there, was my friend's advice. They want to make a big profit, she said. But that's the thing about being a foreigner in China. Even if you are charged a higher price because you have a big nose, prices for most things are a lot cheaper than back ...

The Roof of the World, Everest Base Camp, China travel blog

The Roof of the World

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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The energy of this monstrous peak must have been too much for me, as I and many of my bunk mates couldn't sleep the night before going to Base Camp. We weren't the only ones. I couldn't find my earplugs fast enough when a pack of it sounded like 100 ...

Light Fantastic, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Light Fantastic

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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I had to pick up my visa at lunch time that I'd arranged yesterday after nervously parting with my passport overnight, could have got it the same day if I went earlier. To pass the time till then I walked up Nathan Road to Yuen Po St Bird Market where ...

No Buses go to Basha, Basha, Guizhou, China travel blog

No Buses go to Basha

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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The road to Basha spins us up through the terraced mountains near Congjiang. With every switchback I see swing past the taxi window I can feel our goal of walking back to the hotel getting farther out of our range of possibility. On the top of ...

Kora-rama...pilgrims, potala and prostrations..., Lhasa, Tibet, China travel blog

Kora-rama...pilgrims, potala and prostrations...

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... and prostrators and curious kids kept G occupied for some time. Wonderful!! It would appear that you can buy anything in China, including Pierre Cardin toothpaste and face cream promising 'enhancing skin gloss and personal charm', as well as plenty of ...

Fire Breathing Face Changers and Sichuan Food, Chengdu, Sichuan, China travel blog

Fire Breathing Face Changers and Sichuan Food

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... ji ding is something like how you say it in Chinese)--and I really enjoyed trying it in its home area. Sichuan food in China is a little hard to get used to because it's spicy. I don't mean the hot peppers that are in it--I love ...

Summer Palace, Beijing, Beijing, China travel blog

Summer Palace, Beijing

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... long bus ride through mind boggling, rule breaking mid-afternoon traffic to central Beijing. Some general observations on Beijing, China: people squatting on street for rest (the frog position in yoga), manual labor construction by ethnic minority ...

Fisher Invasion!, Beijing, China travel blog

Fisher Invasion!

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... I was getting excited over filtered water bottles, rubber mattress fillers and sheet protectors.  You can source most things in China, but there are some things that no matter where you look, they just don't seem to exist here.  The irony ...

Walls, Forbidden cities, Crazy night clubs..., Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Walls, Forbidden cities, Crazy night clubs...

A travel blog entry by catters

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What a cracker of a week in Beijing, Probably one of the most insane weeks of my life! I think I have had 4 hours sleep or less everynight and I finished it off last night going straight from the club to the airport! Where to start. The sites to see ...

Return to Yangshuo, Yangshuo, China travel blog

Return to Yangshuo

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... 33 hours)... the great thing about this journey was that we had the luxury of 'soft sleeper' on the train, which is China's train version of 'business class' (although no free champagne or food - unfortunately). Paul has been to Yangshuo before (when ...

Organised trip or do-it-yourself China, Beijing, China travel blog

Organised trip or do-it-yourself China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... , and how do you avoid lines and crowds and pick the restaurants, shops, and activities that are worthwhile? The Solution China specialist Gerald Hatherly of Abercrombie & Kent (see "Wendy Perrin's 130 Top Travel Specialists") has lived in Hong Kong ...

Organised trip or do-it-yourself China, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Organised trip or do-it-yourself China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... , and how do you avoid lines and crowds and pick the restaurants, shops, and activities that are worthwhile? The Solution China specialist Gerald Hatherly of Abercrombie & Kent (see "Wendy Perrin's 130 Top Travel Specialists") has lived in Hong Kong ...

"Hello... just looking"

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... beggers and we're still getting incessantly stared at but nothing more. We can handle that. For now. Pollution I never noticed it in China as bad as I have noticed it here but the pollution here in Xi'an is chronic. A bell tower 100 yards away ...

Terra-Cotta Warriors, Xi'an, China travel blog

Terra-Cotta Warriors

A travel blog entry by trent

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... found my way, eventually, to the Giant Mosque which was erected in 1250 AD during the Tang dynasty and is the largest mosque in China. That night the Korean girl, Un Jung, told me that she hadn't been out at night because she was traveling alone and ...

Lhasa  -Trek details, Lhasa, China travel blog

Lhasa -Trek details

A travel blog entry by arlash

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November 12, 04 We started acclimatizing for Thorung La several days before the pass. The climb had been rather steady until we were three days out. Then the days started to get tougher. We went from 5-7 hours a day on the trail to 2-3 hours. Manang was ...

Saving Lijiang - archaeology, Lijiang, China travel blog

Saving Lijiang - archaeology

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Cheaper hotels in Beijing, Beijing, China travel blog

Cheaper hotels in Beijing

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... tourism officials say. China tightened its visa process in March after saying it foiled terrorist plots targeting the Olympics. ``China is going through a softer period leading up to the Olympic Games,'' Simon Cooper, chief operating officer of ...

Cold and Wet or Hot and Dry?, Lijiang, China travel blog

Cold and Wet or Hot and Dry?

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... up expecting anything in China to be without an admission fee. The park is one of the most photographed spots in south west China but there was still a little cloud in the distance obscuring the top of the snowy mountains including the Jade Dragon Snow ...

Easy Peasy, Beijing, China travel blog

Easy Peasy

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Beijing, China GMT + 8hrs Before I start this entry in earnest lets just pass off a big happy Valentines Day to one and all. There, who said there is no love in the world? The (non secretive) 'Pick up' Pat has arrived, safe and sound. Well, ...

Litang, Litang, China travel blog

Litang

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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Going to the Games? Take cash, Beijing, China travel blog

Going to the Games? Take cash

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... . * The size of their credit card market nearly doubled in one year, according to the People's Bank of China. * "Beijing, keen to encourage domestic spending and reduce the country's dependence on exports to generate growth, wants 30% ...

The complete opposite, Hong Kong, China travel blog

The complete opposite

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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The Hong Kong airport is almost the complete opposite of India. It is logically and efficiently laid out; every clean washroom and gift shop resides exactly where the clear, ubiquitous maps say it should. The whole environment serves the purpose of ...

Mr. Black and the Speeches, Taiyuan, China travel blog

Mr. Black and the Speeches

A travel blog entry by trent

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English Speech Contest - I went to a speech contest as a judge again and just listened to the speeches and then gave a grade. I would say 95% of the speeches were about happiness and love and were just sometimes downright hilarious. Relationships here ...

Kevin the Super Athlete and Red Rain Alert!, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Kevin the Super Athlete and Red Rain Alert!

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , Hong Kong Island, and the New Territories, now all part of a Special Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. When the rains come, water pours through one of the most intricate water collecting systems devised since the Roman aqueducts. ...

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