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Stuck at the Chinese Border, Zhangmu, China travel blog

Stuck at the Chinese Border

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... takes us about 4hrs to do the 25km drive. At the border we park on Friendship Bridge built over the River and seperating China from Nepal. Our Chinese guide has not arrived and the Chinese authorities dont want to let us in without our Tibetan Permit ...

something to write home about, Zhengzhou, China travel blog

something to write home about

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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Before I left for China, my parents gave me a parental "five things you shouldn't do while you're in China" list.  The list included things like don't talk politics/religion, don't get AIDS, don't trust the Chinese medical system, don't die and ...

Trekking in Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang, China travel blog

Trekking in Tiger Leaping Gorge

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... and spent one last night in the gorge area (which wasn't at all bad). We stayed at a Naxi (one of the minorities in China) guesthouse and got to try Naxi food while we watched people make a coffin for the grandmother of the guesthouse owner. She wasn't ...

Back to Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Back to Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... our time at Leaping Tiger Gorge, we had to head back to Hong Kong to pick up Sarah's parents, who decided to stumble through China with us for a couple weeks. This meant another night or two in Kunming. Our first night back was spent in the same youth ...

Traveling in China With the In-Laws, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Traveling in China With the In-Laws

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... steep up and downs; at one point there was even 70 deg gradient - this made it more like crawling than walking. Eating in China is usually "family style" meaning that three or four dishes are fair game for anyone to eat at the table, usually with ...

September 11, 2004, Liuyang, China travel blog

September 11, 2004

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... and sitting next to a river. The city's claim to fame is its fireworks manufacturing, for which it is well known throughout China. The upside of this is that I have seen fireworks displays every day since I've been here...the downside of this is that ...

Water buffalo, pigs and oceans, oh my!, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Water buffalo, pigs and oceans, oh my!

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... schlepping the tent, my backpack and various things all around the train station, ridiculously overpriced Shenzhen taxicabs, and Hong Kong-China customs, I was really thankful when Max and I were finally at the head of the Maclehose trail and ready to ...

To the mountains of Dali, Dali, China travel blog

To the mountains of Dali

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... some reason, there is a profusion of hippie apparel, which seems just a little out of place in the middle of southwestern China. The kind of clothes that remind me of eccentric middle-aged great aunts who are elementary school librarians and like to do ...

A passage through Dolma La Pass, ZongZerbu, China travel blog

A passage through Dolma La Pass

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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I get up early in the morning. It is very quite and cold outside. Snow-flakes are dancing up in the air and then softly fall down in the grey light of dawn. It seems as though eternity passed by as I stand in the open all by myself enjoying the scenario. ...

Input..Input...Need Input, Xi'an, China travel blog

Input..Input...Need Input

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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Xi'an is a busy place. It's still a little behind the times when you compare it to Beijing or Shanghai as there are street vendors everwhere. To be honest.. everything smells a little bad, and thats not just when you walk past a little nook along the ...

Sun and Rain along the Xi River, Xijiang, Guizhou, China, China travel blog

Sun and Rain along the Xi River

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... the largest village of the Miao racial minority in China. The Miao are known as Hmong among themselves and outside of China. XiJiang occupies the western shoulders and basin of a long river valley. The eastern part of the valley is terraced with ...

I'll have three donkeys and a camel, please, Kashgar, China travel blog

I'll have three donkeys and a camel, please

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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What must these people be thinking of me? I wondered, as I squatted in the dust of the Kashgar livestock market trying to get a portrait of a distraught camel calf. Uighur, Kazahk, Kyrgyz and Hui ethnicity ranchers (guessing by their hats) stood ...

Istanbul to Hong Kong (via Qatar), Hong Kong, China travel blog

Istanbul to Hong Kong (via Qatar)

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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Lots of photos from Hong Kong can be found HERE On Friday 13th July, we left Istanbul to head for Hong Kong, with a short stop over in Qatar. We left the hostel around 3pm to head over to the airport ready for our flight at 6pm. We were both sorry ...

Visual Stimulation, Kaifeng, China travel blog

Visual Stimulation

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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By popular demand, here are some pictures from the day-to-day sights and places that make up Kaifeng.  The captions underneath will tell you more about each ...

Day 115 - 7/6/16 Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Day 115 - 7/6/16 Hong Kong Island

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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This morning we took the Star Ferry across to Hong Kong island. We had read about the "trambulator" a one way free system moving locals to work in the morning, and at 10am it is reversed taking locals up the hill. We hopped aboard to view the sights as ...

Lanzhou, a small town of 3 million, Lanzhou, China travel blog

Lanzhou, a small town of 3 million

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... horse mounted archers to scale the walls to shoot arrows at the maurauding huns. The wall itself marks the division between the ancient China and Mongolia, however China has extended its borders somewhat, so these days its about another 300km to get to ...

Travel tips for Vietnam, Dong Dang (Vietnam/China border post), Vietnam travel blog

Travel tips for Vietnam

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... time exploring. But since we only have a few months left to get to another ten nations, onward we go into China... Our travel tips for Vietnam. Vietnam is a surprisingly easy, logistically simple, culturally rich, and amazingly rewarding place to ...

hop, skip, bounce, Gongyi, China travel blog

hop, skip, bounce

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... simply asked that we didn't take pictures because he doesn't want people coming by and trampling his crops.  Modern China seamlessly melding with its ancient history.       It didn't matter how smoggy and oppressive the ...

Kunming, the start of the journey, Kunming, China travel blog

Kunming, the start of the journey

A travel blog entry by luolan

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Day three of vacation. I left Liuyang on Friday, bolting from my last class like a newly freed prison inmate. After a 2 hour bus ride, which included an irritating breakdown and switch to another bus mid-ride, I arrived in ZhuZhou to find (surprise!) no ...

November 9, 2004, Feng Huang, China travel blog

November 9, 2004

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... part of the Great Wall before returning to Jishou for lunch. Honey's father happens to be the second in command at the Bank of China Changsha branch, and has connections all over the place. So, his pal, the mayor of Jishou, personally picked us up in his ...

I didn't say it wasn't beautiful..., Hangzhou, China travel blog

I didn't say it wasn't beautiful...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... up. My microfibre towel is sent from God, as are my Havaianas. And so is the burst o hot water - best hostel shower in China. It's gotta be - well at least top 5. Part 2 - Late afternoon thoughts Fuck I'm tired. Thongs suck if you walk more than ...

Frantic in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Frantic in Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... We meet Uncle Anthony and Aunt Edith, who take us to the Hong Kong museam where we learn about its history, culture, and relationship with China. We are joined for lunch by Uncle Johnson, Aunt Catherine, and cousin Joyce. We hit it off very well with the ...

Day 107  - 30/5/16 Yangshuo (near Guilin), Yangshuo, China travel blog

Day 107 - 30/5/16 Yangshuo (near Guilin)

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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The flight from Xi'an arrived into Guilin city just after 10pm where a private bus was waiting to transfer us to Yangshou, 1.5 hrs drive.  The first thing we note is the high humidity and dampness, The previous two weeks the area experienced a lot ...

Fujian - the homeland..., Xiamen, China travel blog

Fujian - the homeland...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... I manage to find my hostel on the small island of Gulang Yu and enjoy a hot shower which is undoubtedly Top 5 in all China. Brilliant. First impression of Xiamen - and first impressions last - the weather's a bitch. But following advice from the song, ...

Wrapping It Up, Shanghai, China travel blog

Wrapping It Up

A travel blog entry by somasized

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... different things I read, but I feel that it is better to let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy. Another humorous aspect of China was the English language names that Timi´s students have chosen for themselves or had their parents choose for them. I am ...

Zhong guo Jia You! Or, the Olympic Torch in Zunyi, Zunyi City, China travel blog

Zhong guo Jia You! Or, the Olympic Torch in Zunyi

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... was incredible to them that anyone could think that mountainous territory west of here wasn't lawfully and rightfully a part of China. I carefully avoided these discussions. On the street that morning, we saw people in full regalia-"I heart China" ...

Turtle Soup,  Dog Ribs and Mooncakes for Dessert, Guangzhou and Foshan, China travel blog

Turtle Soup, Dog Ribs and Mooncakes for Dessert

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We've heard it about six hundred times since moving here: The Chinese will eat anything that moves, except trucks, trains and bicycles. In our lives, Dan and I have eaten some interesting things: kangaroo, alligator, pig's blood and intestines, frogs, ...

Pandas, Buddhas and other giant things, Chengdu, China travel blog

Pandas, Buddhas and other giant things

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... mega malls and department stores. Interestingly, there was a huge statue of Chairman Mao overlooking all of these signs of China's now capitalistic tendencies, including McDonalds and KFC - a sure sign that communism is alive but not well in China these ...

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--, Taiyuan, China travel blog

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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... and family excites me. Finally we can start doing what we set out to do. Never in a million years did I think it would be in China. But here we are, and the kids are amazing. I want to take them all home with me.  I have little terror and his ...

Lunar Year wrap-up, Kaifeng, China travel blog

Lunar Year wrap-up

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... natural beauty of China that eluded you for the past three months.   The parade of Chinese from rural China enthusiastically wave and say hello to you on the picturesque mountainside, wanting pictures, conversations, friendship.  The tourists' ...

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