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Parental Adventures in China, Part I, Kunming and Dali, China travel blog

Parental Adventures in China, Part I

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , hiking in the mountains, and riding in various forms of transportation, Ed and Jean were warming more and more to southwestern China. "It's not as remote as I thought." "The food is excellent." Slowly the barriers were being broken, a few ...

Scared of heights?  Me?  Pah!, Shanghai, China travel blog

Scared of heights? Me? Pah!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... ).  The building has the highest observation deck in the world at 1555ft above ground level and it is the tallest building in China and the third tallest in the world.  The hotel (Park Hyatt Shanghai) housed within part of it is ...

Naxi music? Or classical, Kunming, China travel blog

Naxi music? Or classical

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... (1999), Hugo (2000), Angel (2001), Bis (2002-4), Albany (2004-6), Cavalli (2004), Centaur (2004-5), Quartz (2006), and China Record Corporation (1986, 1990) labels. Dr. Chen’s most recent CD releases include recordings of a cello concerto, ...

Cross-border drug smuggling: China-Burma, Ruili, China travel blog

Cross-border drug smuggling: China-Burma

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... by a policeman). And in a nightclub I got offered a line of cocaine (but it was probably ketamin or horse tranquilizor). China keeps a pretty tight lid on things and you are unlikely to encounter drug addicts or users during your travels in China. ...

Happy new year, Singapore here we come!, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Happy new year, Singapore here we come!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Hi there fans and friends, first of all a very happy new year. I hope your year will be filled with travels to interesting places. As I write this, we are packing our suitcases again off on part 2 of our trip. We leave on the 11:05 Jetstar flight from ...

Volcanoes and extinctions, Emeishan, China travel blog

Volcanoes and extinctions

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... same time. 'I thought the two must be linked,' says Wignall. Wignall and his team - including researchers from the China University of Geosciences - took rock samples from two locations at Wuhan in China where volcanic rock is sandwiched between ...

Panda-hunting in southwest China, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China travel blog

Panda-hunting in southwest China

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... in advance in the convenient booking offices or online using a credit card (even with free courier delivery within India). China, despite its great leaps forward in information technology is still stuck in 1987. You can only purchase a ticket from a ...

Insider's guide to China and the Beijing Games, Beijing, China travel blog

Insider's guide to China and the Beijing Games

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... film, "The Last Emperor." He is impressed. Mildly. Then he goes on to tell me more about Puyi and Imperial China's various dynasties, none of them being the Patriots. I'm nodding my head enthusiastically, which is the international gesture for, "I can ...

CHINA, Beijing, China travel blog

CHINA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... the art of eating Chinese style which of course means chop sticks for everything including the serving dishes. When eating out in China everybody shares from a selection of food placed on a rotating table in the middle. You are not supposed to fill up ...

Wont they let us hav 6 in if not well hav to hav 2, Beijing, China travel blog

Wont they let us hav 6 in if not well hav to hav 2

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... India Lonely Planet Guide and buy a second hand China one - Great!  Maybe now we could, perhaps a little late, plan our China trip!  Ordered a beer studying the 'Book' and got chatting to Meagan and Kennedy from our dorm room who apparently came ...

Lost for choice in HK, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Lost for choice in HK

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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I have two books and two of The Economist. I don't know which one to start reading. I don't read at all. I wander aimlessly in Hong Kong. That is the problem with the big cities - too many options, and the easiest one is to go shopping. In my case (in ...

Lijiang to Chengdu cycle ride to raise funds, Chengdu, China travel blog

Lijiang to Chengdu cycle ride to raise funds

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Vincent Ng from the China Charity Challenge on Extreme Giving What: China Charity Challenge When: Early registration ends May 31 Web: www.chinacharitychallenge.org The China Charity Challenge is a bicycle rally from Lijiang to Chengdu with proceeds ...

Sore Feet and Weird Meat, Beijing, China travel blog

Sore Feet and Weird Meat

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... east toward the rising sun. It's dawn in Jinshanling--another morning breaking over the Great Wall of China. Sunrises have redrawn the contours of the wall's line on the ragged hills it rides for the ...

Happy Spring Festival, sponsored by...., Beijing, China travel blog

Happy Spring Festival, sponsored by....

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... letting them off. But anyway lets go back to a couple of days ago when we got here, first thing we have to say is that China, or the small part of it we have seen so far, is amazing. We are definately fans of this city, the people are infinitly ...

Wet Wet Wet (not the band), Guilin, China travel blog

Wet Wet Wet (not the band)

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... is the LP next to the computer in the last hostel. Failtards. So now we are travelling blind for the most complicated part of the China part, getting into Hong Kong. Oh dear. The bus itself was a sleeper bus, which was an experience, and not the clean ...

Central Asian Market Day, Hotan, Xinjiang, China travel blog

Central Asian Market Day

A travel blog entry by beats

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I avail myself of another one day sleeper bus ride direct from Urumqi to Hotan, actually quite comfortable, I seem to do my best reading on these trips, but they always leave me quite tired at the end of them, even though I might have slept for a ...

Mr Rush Rushed, We Didn't.......!, Jinghong, China travel blog

Mr Rush Rushed, We Didn't.......!

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... was an English teacher and was extremely opinionated about Communism and was very well read - also listened to the BBC world service etc. China he said had opened up in the last 5 years and government spies were no longer on the listen for those opposed ...

In Communist China, internet is good, Beijing, China travel blog

In Communist China, internet is good

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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So we just got to China, after an epic train journey. Almost everyone on the train was western as it was the weekly train UB to Beijing so we made lots of friends. English, Americans, Dutch, Swedish, was a party! There was rousing classical music as ...

Arriving in China, Kunming, Yunnan, China travel blog

Arriving in China

A travel blog entry by beats

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... more exotic to me than the Indochina countries and about on a par with Burma. Kunming is a very gentle introduction to China, with high sanitation standards, clean toilets, some people who speak some English & western food. Things I did not expect in ...

Hong Kong - shop until you drop..., Kowloon, Hong Kong travel blog

Hong Kong - shop until you drop...

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We arrived into Hong Kong late but even so it was still very hot and humid, still our first glimpse of the city was at its best, lit up across the strait from Kowloon where our hostel was. The hostel was like nothing else we had ever stayed in. We ...

Going to  Xi'an, Beijing, China travel blog

Going to Xi'an

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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Whenever I walk into our hotel, all the girls behind the counter standup with big smiles and say good morning to me, even in the evening. :) We are taking the overnight train to Xi'an tonight (Friday night). The temperature in Xi'an is around 36C, ...

Heading south on the KKH, Karakul Lake, Xinjiang, China travel blog

Heading south on the KKH

A travel blog entry by beats

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I headed off south down the Karakoram Highway, the KKH, towards Pakistan. I was excited to be on this road with massive mountains jumping out at me from either side of the road. I was met at Karakul Lake, 4000m asl, by some Kyrgyz guys who took me to ...

Hong Kong by night, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Hong Kong by night

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... People finish work and hit the streets to eat and shop. A million neon lights suck the power from all over southern China in a retail addicted version of Las Vegas, where the biggest and brightest usually gets the sale. It's consumerism and materialism ...

Sweet Innocent Killer and the Final Cut, Shangri-la, China travel blog

Sweet Innocent Killer and the Final Cut

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... to get married now." Tears rolled down her face. Thus is the burden of this only-child generation. The other burden of China lies with Confucius. Within Chinese hearts is the quest for unity under one benevolent king--not just China, but all of ...

Love and marriage in China - foreigners paradise?, Kunming, China travel blog

Love and marriage in China - foreigners paradise?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... get some advice. But first, why do Westerners want to marry Chinese? And why do Chinese want to marry Westerners? China Today gives an overview: Mixed nationality marriages are on the increase, but to most Chinese marrying someone from the West ...

Day 19, Beijing, China travel blog

Day 19

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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We met up with Kasja and Malin at 11am and got Malin sorted with sim card for her phone too. We headed for the Forbidden City where we would spend the afternoon looking around. The Forbidden City is really a city within a city a bit like the Vatican ...

Autumn Adventures, Beijing, China travel blog

Autumn Adventures

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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"Autumn is Beijing's most beautiful time of year." My teacher said as she gestured outside the window.  As we looked out the window, the pollution was so thick that the building across the road was wasn't very clear.  We all laughed at the ...

Panda-monium, Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda-monium

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... undue stress. The other side of it though, is that only "rich" foreigners can afford to have their pictures done with China's national symbol while normal Chinese tourists might not be able to afford it. Feeling poor, my friend Joanna and I pretended ...

Tibetan land, Western Sichuan, China travel blog

Tibetan land

A travel blog entry by beats

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... route to Chengdu was a tough one. I estimate that I have spent over 50 hours on buses and 9 hours on trains in my time in China so far. About 90% of the time, the buses have been on mountain roads too bumpy to read a book on! I headed from Zhongdian to ...

The Big Kora, part I: Power, Yading Nature Reserve, China travel blog

The Big Kora, part I: Power

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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I inspire the strong and noble Who shun deception, and favor truth For the world is full of lies And the clear sword of Truth is needed To pierce its darkness. ~ Vajrapani, the Bodhissatva of Power We didn't decide to do the Big Kora at any ...

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