- Beijing - Day 5We landed at Beijing international airport last night after a relatively short flight (1 hr 45 mins) and we were picked up by one of the hotel drivers. Our hotel was approximately 40mins from the airport in a central Posted by jagblog in Jagpal's Travel Blog | Apr 11, 2015
- Pink slime mystery solvedWhile most people associate pink slime with Chicken McNuggets, they are actually made from chicken meat. These Chinese sausages however, taste like cardboard, has consistency of hard Play Doh, and have a shelf life of 1 year. Mystery solved.
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- Xi'an - Day 4Apologies for the delay in this day 4 entry - we've done a lot in the last 24 hours and we were very tired after traveling last night from Xi'an to Beijing.
This morning Arjan was up first and Maya Posted by jagblog in Jagpal's Travel Blog | Apr 10, 2015
- Day 10It started to drizzle rain today and thankfully we did not have a major excursion planned. When there was a break in the weather we borrowed a couple of bikes and cycled in the opposite direction to the path Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 10, 2015
- Sleepover on a trainOne of the best ways to travel across China, given its huge distances, is the night train. In the hard sleeper compartments, you have 6 beds to a cell. A 12 hour journey would cost around $30.
[img=http://www.boyang.photography/photos/i-9Zrxkdb/0/M/i-9 Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 10, 2015
- The painful process of getting a visaYou know, when you do something and you think "now that was money well spent..." .? Now I don't feel like that at all, about paying for a visa to enter a country. It's like an invisible tax they Posted by Vendrig in Our 2015 travel adventure | Apr 9, 2015
Home! Posted by jctissier in Grad Trip 15' | Apr 9, 2015
- Day 9Woke with a feeling of weariness and wanted to snuggle back under the covers as it was cool again today.
Following another delicious breakfast, we organised a driver to take us to the viewpoints north of Yangshuo that we had not Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 9, 2015
- Day 8There was a huge thunderstorm throughout the night and we woke to drizzling rain. Being optimistic we organised bicycles for today's planned cycling tour.
The rain had stopped when we set off but we had not got far Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 9, 2015
- Who said there are no water fountains in ChinaThere are plenty of free drinking water around the transit hubs and vehicles. Of course, they are usually boiling water as most prefer hot water for health and sanitary reasons, not to mention to make tea/instant noodles.
[img=http://www.boyang.photogr Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 9, 2015
- Hong Kong /Xi'an - Day 3Today we're traveling from Hong Kong to Xi'an - the city where a farmer digging a water well in 1974 discovered one of the most important archaeological finds in history - the Terracotta Army. More on that to follow Posted by jagblog in Jagpal's Travel Blog | Apr 8, 2015
- Day 7From stripping down to the undies to try to cool off one day to not having enough layers to keep warm the next, even I felt the cold today, but once we started our big hike things warmed up a Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 8, 2015
- Day 6The Qingming festival continued today and we woke to the sound of fire crackers going off nearby....a sound that continued throughout the day. We were planning on an organised day but plans changed slightly when our hotel manager could Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 7, 2015
- Toasts are for LaowaiHere you see a typical Chinese breakfast: plain congee with pickles, steamed bun with red beaks, and youtiao. The rice wine on the bottom is extra, I forgot to remove it from the table before taking the photo. Total cost: Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 16, 2015
- Day 5John enjoyed a bit of a sleep in today whilst I chose to have a quiet cuppa out on our balcony, enjoying the view and watching the passing parade along the roadway below. Did not have to rush this Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 5, 2015
- Day 4After an early breakfast we were off to Yangshuo, a two hour forgettable drive. Leaving Guilin in peak hour traffic gave us time to observe the crazy traffic scene. Motor bike riders wearing hard hats for helmets (or Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 4, 2015
- Day 3John was up bright and early this morning, taking a walk around the lake capturing images of the Sun and Moon Pagodas reflecting on the still lake surface.
I decided coffee was more interes Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 4, 2015
- Day 2Managed a reasonable night's sleep despite the hard mattress but was awake before sunrise.....I guess it was jetlag. After a nice buffet breakfast we set off to the shopping centre just across the road from our hotel. Not Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 2, 2015
- LEZIONI DI CINESETorno adesso dalla lezione di cinese e non posso non condividere con voi le mie scoperte...mi si è aperto un mondo!!!
Magari voi le sapevate già però vabè non toglietemi il bello e fate almeno i 'finti sorpresi' ;)
Allora, a un Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Apr 1, 2015
- Day 1 After many years of keeping a written journal of our holidays and adventures, we have decided to move into the modern era and write a blog to share our stories with family and friends. I still intend to write Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Mar 31, 2015
- Part 4: The kora around Mt KailashPart 4: The kora around Mt Kailash
Mt Kailash - home of the gods, both Hindu and Buddhist. Pilgrims from Tibet, Nepal and India venture here to walk the 52 km circuit around the base of the mountain. Posted by IvaS in A short trip in Tibet | Mar 30, 2015
- Great Wall: Mutianyu
Monday, time for the reason most people come to China: Great Wall! Our tour even included breakfast, if we could find Saga hostel again. It had been tricky enough yesterday, but we had it in m Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Mar 28, 2015
- Part 3: The drive west to Mt Kailash
After three days in and about Lhasa, we started our road trip to Mt Kailash, some 1,230 km away from Lhasa. We piled our gear into the back of two land cruisers, myself being allocated to the back Posted by IvaS in A short trip in Tibet | Mar 28, 2015
- Day 1 - The travelIt starts.
After packing my ultra cool backpack I took the train to the south of the Netherlands to meet with Mot, my friend with whom I will be traveling. I spent the night at his place and at 5 am Posted by Bakaloko in China | Mar 25, 2015
- Day 0 - PackingSo.... I’m going to China. Backpacking.
Ok, it might not be the real backpacking thing but looking at me and looking at the fact that I’m a 40 year old bat who has never been away from home longer than 16 Posted by Bakaloko in China | Mar 24, 2015