- Communication ProblemsWhat do you do if you want to buy something or engage in any social transaction but do not have any Chinese? Often staff in the hotels have a good grasp of English but inevitably there were times when we Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 30, 2014
- Tourism on the Li RiverWe have prided ourselves on pretty much organising every thing ourselves on this trip since Beijing, but there are certain things one has to do as part of an organised trip. The Li river trip is one of these. Like Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 30, 2014
- Lost, late and just plain luckyOur first mission of the day was to go get hard sleeper train tickets to Guilin from the Train Ticketing Office. It was a nice 20 minute walk from the place we were staying. We passed a university with a Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Nov 29, 2014
- Nothing to do with TrainspottingIn order to avoid the "anorak" label I thought some more general observations of life in China might be of interest (back to sleep trainspotters).
First Impressions - Descending down from the Mongolian plateau early in the morning with a hazy Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 27, 2014
- Beijing and other cities we have visitedAs we move on from China, I wanted to write about the everyday things I observed during our stay in Beijing and also in Xian and Guilin.
Toilets (no, I am not really obsessed!) - the first thing I noticed was Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 27, 2014
- FootnoteRed for luck
When I was first on the train to Beijing from Ulaan Bataar, having just hurt my ankle, I noticed that the carriage attendants had a small fridge-freezer. I asked the young Chinese attendant if she would put a Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 24, 2014
- Travelling by Train from Xian to GuilinFirst, buy your tickets. These are available from the train station, a challenge I would have thought, or from the grandly named 'ticket offices' scattered around the city. These are small cabins, plastered with timetables with a minute opening through Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 24, 2014
- 我爱厦门OK, that translates as the ubiquitous I love Xiamen (like I heart NY).
Yesterday, Sunday, I went for a quick afternoon hike, using my parks pass for the second time. It was a lovely afternoon and I took photos of views Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Nov 24, 2014
- Holding China together
As one travels by train through China, the idea of the sheer size of the country is continually reinforced. Currently we are on the way to Guilin from Xian and the colour is becoming greener and the Mercury is rising.
What Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 23, 2014
- HangzhouOur next stop was Hangzhou, a city not too far from Shanghai. The ride to the train station had far more apartment complexes than we imagined, both new and falling apart. Shanghai was still huge and seemingly never ending. We Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Nov 20, 2014
- China - Back to the futureNot I am sure the most original title, though the alternative is the title beloves of Historians of " Change and Continuity ". Having studied and read a bit about Chinese History, Politics, Culture and Society, the reality of Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 19, 2014
- Im Südwesten Chinas - Die Provinz YunnanAufgrund unseres knapp bemessenen Zeitplans für China haben wir uns entschieden, die Distanz zwischen der Ostküste und der Provinz Yunnan per Flieger zu überbrücken. Im Endeffekt waren wir aber fast gleich lang unterwegs, wie wenn wir den Bus genommen hät Posted by birdfish in Let's Summer! | Nov 18, 2014
- Top 10 Apps for Solo Travellers in ChinaTruth be told, when I'm travelling with other people, I kindof like getting lost. It's fun, sparks great adventures, and makes me feel like an explorer.
Throw me on my own, though, and that's a whole different story. As a female Posted by Hachiko in Anytime - Anyplace - Anywhere - Any way | Nov 18, 2014
- Blue sky in BeijingA fascinating and wonderful few days in Beijing in the quirky, comfortable Double Happiness Hotel in a hutong not too far from the Lama Temple in central Beijing. Western commercial influence is everywhere and commuters on the efficient subway are Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 17, 2014
- ShanghaiWe arrived in Shanghai safe and sound. Our flights were delightfully empty. I've actually never seen so few people on a flight even on those bound to Winnipeg (just kidding guys) or those really expensive ones in Laos. They fed Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Nov 14, 2014
- INDOVINA INDOVINELLOVediamo chi indovina cos'e'?
Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Nov 13, 2014
- 1, 2, 3, PROVA....check - UPOggi ho 'testato' la sanita' cinese....tranquilli, sto bene, non e' successo niente, e' che dovevo semplicemente attestare la mia 'buona saluta' allo stato cinese per potermi rilasciare il visto.
Immancabili le chicche e le perle di saggezza, ovviament Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Nov 11, 2014
- Dag 71 - ShanghaiKina. Ja, vad ska man säga om Kina? Jag trodde att jag var förberedd på den kulturkrock som väntade. Jag har ju trots allt varit här en gång tidigare och försökt stålsätta mig inför den kinesiska arbetskulturen. Trots detta måste Posted by mattholm in Wanderlust King | Nov 8, 2014
- China 2014Toilet facilities in China are terrible at the best of times. There are certainly a lot of them, both in the towns and countryside. So finding a terrible one is relatively easy. But, having found it, you will also find Posted by Kashford in Wandering Around | Nov 4, 2014
- El templo de los Lamas / Lama TempleMuy bien localizado y fácil de encontrar (algo no muy usual en Pekín) tenemos el temple Lama. Si nos bajamos en la estación de metro Yonghegong-Lama Temple sólo tenemos que seguir la calle Donghegong Dajie y dejarnos guiar por la Posted by Eni Confetti in Exploring China | Nov 3, 2014
- China 2014One of the problems with China is it doesn't have church bells so you have no reminder that another week has gone by. All the shops stay open on a Sunday as well so each day just passes in a Posted by Kashford in Wandering Around | Nov 3, 2014
- The death of a comradeAfter an overnight train-ride, a bus and some tuk-tuks we arrived at our destination in Yángshuò. It was peeing it down but we still went out for a stroll. Yángshuò is completely different to anywhere we’ve been in Posted by rexontheroad in Rex on the Road | Nov 12, 2012
- OCCHIO NON VEDE....Sappiamo tutti che qui in Cina molte cose sono 'off limits' come per esempio l'uso dei social network tipo Facebook, Instagram e company.
Sappiamo anche che c'e' uno spiccato senso del pudore e spesso il sesso e' considerato ancora un tabu', Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Oct 26, 2014
- Back to the Yangtze - Part ISo we are back home now and have been for a while. Time to fill in some gaping blanks in our blog. First I'll tell you about our cruise down the Yangtze River and then our experiences in Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Oct 22, 2014
- VOTE WITH YOUR WALLETAfter leaving Beijing, we enjoyed the train ride to Xi'an which at five hours meant a look at a fair amount of China's countryside. For the most part we saw field after field growing corn with piles of it drying Posted by Bakerfam in Baker travels 2014 | Oct 21, 2014