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  • Yangtze A 4 day luxury cruise down the Yangtze River was definitely one way to get from Chongquing to Shanghai. Regarded as the lifeblood of China, the mighty Yangtze is bestowed with sheer gorges, mountain villages, and spectacular scenery. [img=http://photos Posted by 2 Idiots Abroad in 2 Idiots Abroad | Dec 28, 2014
  • Traffic Chaos13 December 2014 Beijing Well it is almost two weeks since I arrived in Beijing, and to be honest I still haven't ventured far from the Embassy area. Though it is a large area in itself it is hardly surprising. Posted by Wendils in Kiwi in China | Dec 27, 2014
  • First Impressions7 December 2014 Beijing What a week! I left NZ a week ago to come to Beijing, flying Air New Zealand via Hong Kong. So first a few thoughts on the flights. The Auckland to Hong Kong leg was Posted by Wendils in Kiwi in China | Dec 27, 2014
  • Yangshuo Arriving in Yangshuo wouldn't be complete without the standard terrifying bus ride, complete with horn blaring and ultra-aggressive driving. It didn't help that it was only a two lane road mos Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Dec 22, 2014
  • Day 3This morning we checked out of the Shangri-La Hotel and visited the Song Shan Lake Factory and we're guided through the SMT (surface mount technology) production line where their circuit boards and optics are constructed and tested followed directly by Posted by kelly.mac in Huawei - China | Dec 10, 2014
  • Day 4Checked out of Renaissance Hotel Visited the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where we saw Pandas and Red Pandas, saw our first spider there and birds flying around, up until then we hadn't seen a single fly or bug Posted by kelly.mac in Huawei - China | Dec 11, 2014
  • Day 2Out of bed bright an early this morning, seem to be coping okay with the 5 hour time difference, woke up at what would be 8am in NZ, but managed to get back to sleep straight away so not a Posted by kelly.mac in Huawei - China | Dec 9, 2014
  • Day 1Arrived in Hong Kong International Airport early this morning, and after a quick stop at Starbucks we were in the people movers and on our way to Shenzhen. As we drove over the huge bridges on the Lantau Highway heading Posted by kelly.mac in Huawei - China | Dec 8, 2014
  • Day two at the Longji rice terraces Our second day at Longji we woke up early to take on a 4 hour hike to the JinKeng rice terraces. After light breakfast at the hostel, we took a look at our not so detailed map and headed out Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Dec 15, 2014
  • COMPITI PER LE VACANZECome molti di voi sanno, da poco piu' di un mese ho iniziato a seguire un corso BASE di cinese (aiuto!). Devo dire che, contro ogni aspettativa, si sta rivelando alquanto divertente: sara' che c'e' feeling con i docenti o semplicemente Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Dec 15, 2014
  • Longji Rice terracesThe next morning, we slept in and had breakfast at the hostel. We could see the beautiful harvested terraces out the window in the lobby area. Cats wandered in and out of the front door, leaving rodent treats for their Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Dec 8, 2014
  • DOPO MANGIATO#sabato'sera#amici#party#drinks#casino#pub#bar fatta la suddetta premessa, tra un bar e l'altro, in attesa di un taxi, ecco in 'cosa' ci si puo' imbattere: quando non c'e' Daygum Pro Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Dec 8, 2014
  • On the train to GuilinDespite almost missing our train, the whole ride was a great experience. We slept soundly on our bottom and middle bunks. Trains in the hard sleeper class (still not as hard as my mattress in Thailand) had three bunks, the Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Dec 4, 2014
  • 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
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