- Why break a sweat when you can just ride the cable car?I talked to the old man who was carrying 50kg of rice up the 2.5 hour climb and he said he get paid about $13 per trip, which he makes twice per day.
There is a cable car right above Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 26, 2015
- Why not to marry a photographerReason not to marry a photographer?
We will go to great lengths and sometimes take great risks just to take a photo. Those who are prone to jealousy may think we love our hobbies/professions more than themselves, and sometimes that is Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 25, 2015
- 1st generation high speed trainD class trains are the Chinese first generation high-speed trains. It is the second fastest class train for long distances (also second most expensive) traveling at speeds of no more than ~200 kph. It used to travel at 300 kph, Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 24, 2015
- A Trip To Qing Cheng ShanBlog Entry 6
April 15, 2015
Last Thursday, I decided to take a walk and stumbled upon a traditional Chinese pharmacy. Glass cases filled with trays and bowls of herbs, roots, seeds and so on lined the walls. The scent Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Apr 24, 2015
- A good picnic spotAfter a train ride, 2 buses, a motorbike and a 6km hike, I have found myself a nice picnic spot.
Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 23, 2015
- Living the Chengdu LifeBlog Entry 5
April 7, 2015
Two Mondays ago, my Daoism class took another field trip. This time to a famous Buddhist temple. We arrived on a very special day; the local monks were about to perform an annual ceremony. Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Apr 23, 2015
- My First ExcursionBlog Entry 4
March 31, 2015
Two Sundays ago, I met a few friends for breakfast at a Muslim restaurant. Before I continue, let me say that I had no idea China has such a large Muslim population before coming. Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Apr 22, 2015
- Mountains in South China, Part 2Mount Sanqing (三清山), is the smaller brother of China's most famous mountain, Mount Huang (Yellow Mountain, 黄山). It is slightly shorter (by ~300m) but equally as spectacular as its bigger brother. And with the lesser status, it is much less Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 22, 2015
- Life in ChengduBlog Entry 3
March 22, 2015
On the afternoon of the day that I wrote my last blog entry, I got out of class and decided to join a couple of my French friends in going to Jinli, an ancient walking street Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Apr 21, 2015
- The First Week of ClassesBlog Entry 2
March 13, 2015
Time in Chengdu seems to fly by; already nine days since my last blog entry! On the fifth, I met a group of Chinese business students who had plans to walk the lantern-lit streets in Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Apr 21, 2015
- Sea of yellowRapeseed flower blooms are a popular tourist attraction in southern China. Used mostly for animal feeds, cooking oils and lubricants, rapeseed is one of the world's oldest vegetables.
During the full bloom (April) millions of tourists flock to southern Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 21, 2015
- Becoming Culturally Immersed “Ring, Ring, Ring,” the last time I would hear my alarm go off in my Southern Vermont home for the next 98 days. After saying my final farewell to my brother and packing the Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Apr 20, 2015
- Generational family homesTianluokeng earthen structures located in Fujian, China is an architecturally unique group of building housing generations of locals for the past several hundred of years. Housing up to 300 people each, the structures have protected its inhabitants from t Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 20, 2015
- tibet. the land of mountains.Tibet had always been my travel choice, & it had been said that Tibet was a place that was closest to heaven! Thus, armed with very limited knowledge of Tibet other then its rich Buddhism culture & the mountainous Posted by mISO sOUP in lov(e)world | Apr 19, 2015
- Mountains in South China, Part 1Wuyi Mountain located near the Fujian province in China is a popular local retreat for the hot summer months. With the iconic dome shaped mountains and bendy rivers, it was deemed as an UNESCO world heritage site in 1999.
As it's Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 19, 2015
- Voyager seule... pourquoi pas? ===Combien de fois ne m'a-t-on pas répété que j'étais inconsciente et que je ne me rendais pas compte du danger auquel je m'exposais en voyageant seule en tant que femme...===
===Je crois qu'on a beaucoup d'idées préconçues sur « là-bas » et Posted by elodieadie in la petite trotte d'Elodie-la-bougeotte | Apr 19, 2015
- Yay it's time and here's the current itinerary - part 1YUSS it's just one more day!! Finally after researching it and sleeping less and less, haha I guess because it's more fun to be awake and conciously planning your dreams... The trip has developed into an epic adventure for Posted by Vendrig in Our 2015 travel adventure | Apr 17, 2015
- Travel is only for the richWhile food, lodging, and transportation in China are all very cheap compared to the West, tourism on the other hand is quite expensive. This entrance to the park costs about $30, in contrast, the 3hr train to get to this Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 17, 2015
- Forbidden CityFinal day in China, and time for Forbidden City. It had been so close yet so far all this time. First we needed a double order of Taiwanese breakfast sandwiches that we ate on the steps outside the subway. If Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Apr 16, 2015
- Shanghai - Day 9We woke up today in Shanghai to foggy weather, we were upset that we would miss on the great views of the amazing skyscrapers :-(. We got ourselves ready and went down for breakfast. This hotel had the Posted by jagblog in Jagpal's Travel Blog | Apr 16, 2015
- Day 15We both got a reasonable night's sleep and were thankful that despite the hotel's faults at least the bed was comfortable. We took an early walk into the village and had breakfast at Yang's knowing the food was good Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 16, 2015
- Day 14Waking up to a glorious day and being able to look out our bedroom windows to the stunning view was a perfect start to our day. Breakfast was waiting for us and once again we ate on the terrace. Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 16, 2015
- Chinese AirBnBThese are the AirBnB of China, where locals open up their homes to tourists in popular destinations. It can be as cheap as $5/night during the low season to $50/night for those who don't negotiate during the high season.
[img=http://www.boyang.photogra Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 15, 2015
- Beijing / Shanghai - Day 8Today we leave Beijing for Shanghai and we get to experience the express bullet trains that connect so many of China's distant metropolises. I think there's an optimal distance that trains at this speed (300kph) outweigh the faster travel Posted by jagblog in Jagpal's Travel Blog | Apr 14, 2015
- Shiny new buildingsWhile the new and shiny train stations in China are impressive and modern looking, what it lacks compared to the older train stations is personality. The older stations would have small street vendors crowded at the entrance selling everything from Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 14, 2015