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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 ...

The Chinese Dream? The new world order, Beijing, China travel blog

The Chinese Dream? The new world order

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... , and patriotism Martin Fletcher In the magnificent new stadiums of their capital, in front of their fanatical compatriots, China's Olympians have walloped their American counterparts this past fortnight, capturing 16 more gold medals and ending the ...

Everest, Tingri, China travel blog

Everest

A travel blog entry by arlash

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Tingri, Tibet         The small village that supports the Tibet side of Everest for climbers and tourists. Everest from our lunch stop on the road to ...

Temples and Caves, Datong, China travel blog

Temples and Caves

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... will have phlegm on the floor.(It's not the nicest background noise when eating a meal in a restaurant..its just a shame for China that it won't be included as an event in the olympics...they'd be certain to take all the medals!). After getting our ...

3AM:  Daddy, can we ride bikes today, Shanghai, China travel blog

3AM: Daddy, can we ride bikes today

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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8:30 We're leaving for the French Concession which is a place I think I read where we can ride bikes like we did in Central Park once.  Major is fixated on riding bikes and we need to get this done or we will hear nothing else.  Noon We're ...

50th Anniversary, Taiyuan, China travel blog

50th Anniversary

A travel blog entry by trent

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... think Chinese are all the same, but there's quite a variety, actually there are more than 50 different ethnicities throughout China. So, a few of the performances were interesting and this also began a one week vacation for the school and its students, ...

Celebrity Status, Guangzhou, China travel blog

Celebrity Status

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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Over the last 3 days in Guangzhou we have been visiting some local attractions and trying out new foods. We visited Guangzhou Zoo, they have over 5000 animals here including Panda's. Rachel thought they were cute! We don't think they are in any zoo in ...

Soft Power and Greenth: Dr. Fan's Tooth Whitener, Kunming, China travel blog

Soft Power and Greenth: Dr. Fan's Tooth Whitener

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... example of Soft Power would be China influencing the world through its cheap labor force and wonderful culture. US: Hard. China: Soft. These television shows are interspersed with advertisements. Like elsewhere in the urban world, people's teeth are ...

Autobots, roll out., Kunming, China travel blog

Autobots, roll out.

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... amazement and awe on our faces, Laura proceeded to tell us that after Reform and Opening, one of the first American exports to China was Transformers.  Everyone watched it - kids, young people, old people, it didn't matter.  The show became a ...

New rules could force foreigners to stay, Beijing, China travel blog

New rules could force foreigners to stay

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Traffic Accidents, and will take effect in January. However, it will be subordinate to the Regulations of China Concerning Consular Privileges and Immunities as well as other international conventions and agreements signed between China and other ...

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 ...

A Pair of Roosters, Wuhan, China travel blog

A Pair of Roosters

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Since the boat had been docked all night I had a colder than usual shower before getting the first bus to Wuhan. I actually felt pretty crappy this morning for the first time since starting traveling so I armed myself with some immodium just in case, ...

We are lazy sods really..., Shanghai, China travel blog

We are lazy sods really...

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... people who are nice really. This is a great country, and although there are a lot of government restrictions, the people of China should still be proud that so many foreigners want to visit. As for Geckos Adventures, well I was not impressed I'm ...

Overnight train to Wuhan, Wuhan, China travel blog

Overnight train to Wuhan

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... doing with being messed around. I am not too impressed with Geckos at the moment. We had originally had our current tour (China Odyssey) itinerary changed because of the earthquake, which was understandable and fine, and we were told this before we left. ...

China overland, Beijing, China travel blog

China overland

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... , rather than launching headlong into the independent travel/backpacking thing, we are taking the soft option - have booked a 3 week tour of China with Intrepid Travel (Beijing to Hong Kong). For more info about our tour in China, go to ...

Great Wall and Gardens, Beijing, China travel blog

Great Wall and Gardens

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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We have now actually moved on from Beijing and looking back on our entry a few days ago when I think we were a little hesitant on first impressions - I can say that we were sad to leave such a wonderful city. Hazy, warm slightly murky in places but it ...

Food in China, Yunnan, Sichua, Gansu and Xinjiang, China travel blog

Food in China

A travel blog entry by beats

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The food in China has been surprisingly good, indeed it has been quite a highlight. It is easy to get a local type of flat bread for breakfast & other than that there has been a healthily high vegetable & tofu content in the food. The Chinese are highly ...

Heaven Pool, Tian Shi, Xinjiang, China travel blog

Heaven Pool

A travel blog entry by beats

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This 5 day trip provided me with some idyllic R&R. Up to now China had not offered restful travelling. It was see a place, take a long bus ride or three, see another place, move on. And there were some long, long bus rides. I spent much of my time ...

Tourism development in other places in China, Beijing, China travel blog

Tourism development in other places in China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... attractions of ethnic minorities get dissolved. Nationwide plan to boost tourism in less developed areas By Wang Lan (China Daily) The central government said Wednesday it is considering a series of fiscal measures to promote tourism, ...

Fire in the Gorge, Draknak, China travel blog

Fire in the Gorge

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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In spring, the forets and meadows of the Salween River Gorge become infused with a myriad of fragrances. Each flower has its unique blend of perfume. Together, they create an olfactory melange to awaken the senses. As we hiked, flowers were not ...

The Deluge, Bitu, China travel blog

The Deluge

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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"Hi, I'm Matt Damon, and I just went to Africa." Descending into the Yu-Chu Valley, John and I joked about Matt Damon, who recently went to Africa to help a non-profit for one day. "Who cares if Matt Damon went there for one day, I want to ...

Marching to the Mekong, Tsakhalho, China travel blog

Marching to the Mekong

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Today was very difficult, although Tsering insisted it was a seven hour journey. Yeah, right! It would be almost a twelve hour hike with few breaks, not even reaching our destination. We would climb a 15,200 foot pass and descend back to the ...

Do-ke La: Entering the T.A.R., Yongdri, China travel blog

Do-ke La: Entering the T.A.R.

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... permit anyway. For me, the risks were worth it. I could be fined. I could be sent back. I could be asked to leave China. In the worst case scenario, I could be tortured in a Chinese prison. Accepting these risks, I climbed over Do-ke La and ...

Tibet Transects: The Salween River Gorge, Draknak, China travel blog

Tibet Transects: The Salween River Gorge

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... Mekong--it forms a tightly-knit gorge system called the Three Parallel Rivers, one of the largest protected natural areas in China and a World Heritage Site. The Salween is one of the last remaining large free-flowing rivers in South Asia, beginning ...

The Winding Roads of Kham, Markham to Rawok, China travel blog

The Winding Roads of Kham

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... as a symbol of good luck; at least I saw a banner with the symbol of a football the word "Germany #1" above it.). Will China be a future contender? Hours later, the bus left Wamda for Pomda in the evening light. The road was paved and followed the ...

Pandas, Parks and Tea, Chengdu, Sichuan, China travel blog

Pandas, Parks and Tea

A travel blog entry by beats

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... which was awesome. The pandas were within just a couple of metres of where the public could go. Sichuan is *the* part of China where Pandas live. I have also been enjoying the simple things in Chengdu, sitting in a park and drinking great green tea. ...

Millennium Park, Kaifeng, China travel blog

Millennium Park

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... with weird plaster-casted elephants, camels and horses.  It's the type of place I hate in the United States.  In China though, my standards are much more relaxed.  That's mainly because I have no idea what's going on most of the time ...

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