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  • New Start...So I've started a new blog - a few months ago now actually, and it seems to be going ok. So if you'd like to read it, please click [[https://persephone2015.wordpress.com/|[[here]]]]. Posted by Persephoned in Adventures in China | Jun 18, 2015
  • In Beijing being touristsHi folks. Backup plan to use this blog, as I don't seem to have access to the google based blogspot here in China. Ben and I arrived safely in Beijing, and have been exploring. We hired a driver to take Posted by crostron in Orchid Tour of Sichuan China | Jun 17, 2015
  • A l'asiatiqueEn attendant mes prochaines aventures.. voici la photo du jour! Until my next post, here's the picture of the day: [center][/center] Mon petit étudiant et sa grand-m Posted by elodieadie in la petite trotte d'Elodie-la-bougeotte | Jun 17, 2015
  • The things that is worth paying more forThere are a few things in the world, other than cakes, I don't mind spend extra money for, and one of them is hospitality of honest people. On my way to a tourist attraction, the bus was caught in a Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 15, 2015
  • A bigger Lugu LakeErhai next to Dali, China is one of the popular tourist attractions in the area. Encompassing an area much bigger than Lugu lake, riding around the lake will take at least two days. During the ride, one is able to Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 14, 2015
  • The small village of ShaxiShaxi is a small town (pop 35,000) located in the middle of one of the world's most important trade routes, the tea horse trade route. Sometimes referred as the southern silk road, the route was an important highway between China, Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 13, 2015
  • Lugu LakeLugu lake, sitting more than 2600m near the border of Sichuan and Yunnan, is serene lake tucked inside a mountain valley.Reached only by a 6hr+ bus, it is rather remote and one can walk along the rocky shores in Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 12, 2015
  • A gorge where a tiger once leptTiger leaping gorge is a major tourist destination in northern Yunnan province. The 8 hours one way trek takes the hiker from small villages in open valleys to narrow ledges of straight drops of more than 500m. Although in recent years, Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 11, 2015
  • An opera with cool costumesChinese opera, much like the plays and the performances of the other ancient civilizations, it tells the stories of friendship, love, betrayal, conflict, and redemption. There are tragic plays as wells as comedic and inspirational ones, very much similar Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 10, 2015
  • Yubeng, a trekker's heavenYubeng village, tucked away in the northwestern corner of Yunnan province, is a trekker's heaven. Reached only by a 4hr+ constant uphill, followed by a 2hr+ downhill journey by foot (or by the numerous donkeys for the tourists who are not Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 9, 2015
  • Hong Kong, ChinaDay One My flight from Kuala Lumpur has just landed at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. The flight was just under four hours long and cost me $183.00. The total distance between Malaysia's capital and Hong Posted by acrm2015 in My Dream Trip Around the World | Jun 8, 2015
  • Hong KongDay One I arrive in Hong Kong at Hong Kong International Airport. The hotel I check into is called Guangdong Hotel Shanghai. This hotel is a four star hotel and is $86 CAD a night to stay here. This hotel has Posted by Jules98 in My Dream Trip Around the World | Jun 8, 2015
  • The best tripsSometimes the best trips are the unplanned ones. I wasn't planning to go to Deqin due to bad weather forecasts, me being short on time, and it being out of the way. But it turned out to be a fantastically Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 8, 2015
  • Final Exams and FarewellsFinals week and my last week in China! Tuesday was the day of my first exam. As I am the only student in my class doing the twelve week program, I took my test alone in a room Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Jun 7, 2015
  • Interactions with the LocalsOn Tuesday, I had my weekly meeting with my Chinese teacher, Zhou laoshi, and her daughter to whom I teach English. We’ve been meeting at a small café inside a small community for retired college teachers. Every week, Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Jun 7, 2015
  • Learning Cultural NormsOn Monday, I went to my Daoism class and discussed our fieldtrip the week before. After class was out, I stayed after and asked my professor to tell me about Confucianism from the Chinese perspective. He was thrilled. Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Jun 7, 2015
  • A Journey to GanbaoOn Monday, I took my second big test. I did not know until earlier that day that it was actually a continuation of my midterm exam, so I had to do well as it counts as thirty percent of Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Jun 7, 2015
  • Islam in ChengduLast Friday, I got out of Chinese class and took a taxi to the Mosque with my Muslim friend Aasim. He insisted that the best representation of the religion and of the Islamic community is in their Friday Worship. Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Jun 7, 2015
  • An Adventure to the Leshan Buddha and Mount EmeiOn Wednesday, my friend Ivo and I went to a local Sichuanese restaurant owned by some friends of ours. In an attempt to enhance our Sichuan dialect skills, they refused to speak to us in anything but Sichuanese. Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Jun 7, 2015
  • QUANDO SI è DI FRETTA#venerdì #minimarket #nonCredevoAiMieiOcchi #thisIsChina #rushingShopping Ce l'ho fatta per un pelo a prendere il cell e scattare la foto perchè ovviamente ANDAVA DI FRETTA!!!! :) Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Jun 7, 2015
  • Getting into Tibet alone?If you think you can get into Tibet without a government sanctioned tour, then think again. With dozens of check points along the way, even someone with perfect Mandarin skills and good looks *cough* have trouble getting through without the Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 7, 2015
  • A park with 3 mystic mountainsYading national reserve in southwestern Sichuan, China is one of the few national parks that still retain majority of its natural trails and that camping is allowed without special permits. The entire area encompasses three mystic mountains, each hover Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 6, 2015
  • Road to TibetThe southern Sichuan to Tibet highway is one of the most popular weeks long bike rides in China. Starting in Chengdu and ending in Lhasa, the 2000+ km long journey is most often completed with a motorbike or bicycle, although Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 5, 2015
  • A Holy MountainMt. Emei is considered to be one of the four most important Buddhist mountains in China. It's dedicated to bodhisattva Samantabhadra, of practice, action, and meditation. It's also the place that has been alluded to when people speak of Shaolin monaste Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 4, 2015
  • One giant buddaLeshan giant Buddha near Chengdu, China is the world's tallest Buddha statue. Sitting at 71m tall, the statute took 90 years to complete. Originally intended to calm the turbulent waters of nearby rivers, the goal was achieved by the large Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 3, 2015
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