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  • Last days in ShanghaiThese are the last pics from Shanghai. The days before my departure to the UK saw me spending time with friends and colleagues as well as saying goodbye to my wonderful students at CoolTech. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/901076/large_398my-la Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | May 11, 2011
  • Tales from ShanghaiTime has come to say goodbye to Shanghai. It has been 8 months since my last travelpod entry - sorry for slacking off a bit but I never quiet was in the mood of writing. I guess one can Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | May 2, 2011
  • Journey to the West - XIIKunming/Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces/Jianshui I thought there will be no more entry, but alas, here is the last one. In Kunming I stayed with 3 lovely CS hosts, all students from Vermont University studying Chinese at Yunnan Normal University. Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Nov 29, 2009
  • Journey to the West - XIYousuo/ShuangLang Villages I have been on the go pretty much from the day I arrived in Dali. After I run into Tony again, we have been out and about in Dali and its surroundings, including some of the villages Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Nov 21, 2009
  • Journey to the West - XDali I got dropped off outside the city wall, actually way outside, and had to take a ride into the city as my pack was a bit too heavy to walk. I decided to stay at Sunny Lodge as Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Nov 16, 2009
  • Journey to the West - IXLijiang/Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) I took the 7.50am bus to Qiaotou, the starting point for the Gorge west to east.Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon of the Yangtze River. It's about 15 km (9 mi) long and 2km (1.5 mi) Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Nov 16, 2009
  • Journey to the West - VIIILijiang I arrived at the Express Bus station near Fuhui Lu and left my luggage there to find a place to stay. I was suppoed to meet with a CS host but since he was not available until 10pm, Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Nov 16, 2009
  • Journey to the West - VIIZhongdian Arriving in Zhongdian from Daocheng, I decided to stay at Kevin's Trekker Inn in the hope of finding trekking partners to the Meili Shan area. At the bus station, I met 3 Chinese travellers and we all headed Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Nov 15, 2009
  • Journey to the West - VII am back in Kangding travelling the western route on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway to Yunnan via Chengdu> Kangding> Litang> Xiangcheng> Zhongdian. The 2,412km long Sichuan-Tibet Highway starts from Chengdu of Sichuan on the east and ends at Lhas Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Oct 26, 2009
  • Journey to the West - VThe last leg of my Sichuan travels is coming to an end. Chengdu is depressing - its always grey, cloudy, misty, dark. It feels like judgment day has arrived. I need to see mountains again, feel the wind, see a Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Oct 25, 2009
  • Journey to the West - IVChengdu/Leshan/Emei Shan After returning to Chengdu, I got myself the Panda Card (15RMB) which offers free entry to 10 sights in and around Chengdu. At Sim's, I signed up for a tour to the Giant Panda Research Center ([[http://www.travelchinaguide Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Oct 11, 2009
  • Journey to the West - IIIKangding/Tagong/Danba From Ganzi, I departed to head back to Kangding via Tagong. I decided to stay one night in Tagong at the Snowland Hostel. One the way to Tagong, the bus was stopped 3 times because I was Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Oct 11, 2009
  • Journey to the West - IIAfter my stay at the school, I went to a few places along the Sichuan-Tibet highway. The 2,412km long Sichuan-Tibet Highway starts from Chengdu of Sichuan on the east and ends at Lhasa of Tibet on the west. The road Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Oct 6, 2009
  • Journey to the WestAfter 3 years in Beijing, time has come to get to know the other places of China and Asia. And so, I decided to spend 3 months travelling and volunteering around Sichuan and Yunnan province in Western China. After Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Oct 4, 2009
  • Great Wall Marathon and other May happeningsMay is coming to an end already and I find myself having to update my blog again. The weather is gorgeous which means lots of outdoors activities are taking place in my life. The second week of May saw the "Beijing Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | May 28, 2009
  • Beijing Spring - 2009 cont.Two of our Beijing Explorer trips were reserved for art complexes; Caochangdi Village and The Brewery. Nine years ago, the pre-eminent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made a bold move to the outskirts of Beijing. In an area called Caochangdi Village, by Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Apr 30, 2009
  • Beijing Spring - 2009The cold Beijing winter is finally gone, Spring is at its best and the travel season in Beijing has officially started - it is May 1st, International Workers Day. This months also marks my 3rd year in China; it Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Apr 30, 2009
  • Goodbye 2008; Welcome 2009Its Christmas time and I haven't updated my blog in 4 months. So, let me recount some of the events that happened during the past months. Before heading back to work, I took some time off after the Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Dec 22, 2008
  • Shanhaiguan - Great Wall into the sea[[http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/scene/hebei/shanhaiguan/| Shanhaiguan ]] I finally made my way over the Hebei province to visit the famous Shanhaiguan Great Wall. Its pretty straight forward to get there; there are a number of trains Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Aug 30, 2008
  • Paralympic GamesWe, Brian and Jennifer, Wandi and Claire and Shawn and Sofie, had a great day out watching wheelchair basketball at the NIS (National Indoor Stadium) and then rowing at the Shunyi Rowing and Kayak Park. Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Sep 12, 2008
  • Jiankou Great Wall overnight campingDue to its unique style, steep mountains and beautiful scenery, Jiankou Great Wall has become a photographic hotspot and also a hot travel destination these days. 'Jiankou', is translated as 'Arrow Nock' in English, because the shape of the mountain Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Sep 10, 2008
  • Parks and Temples of BeijingThe week after the Olympics saw me racing around BJ visiting temples and park that had been on my "list to do/see things" for the past 2 years. So here it goes: Ditan Park Just north of the Lama Temple Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Sep 8, 2008
  • The 2008 Beijing OlympicsSo the time finally came to participate in China's long awaited event - The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. A few days after I got back from central Asia, the first foreign volunteer training session was held at a hotel near Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Aug 24, 2008
  • China after the quake ... and last working daysIts been almost 2 weeks since the devastating earthquake in Sichuan. Being in Beijing, I hadnt felt the earthquake although many people/companies evacuated their office buildings. Since then, donations have poured in. However, I would much rather Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | May 28, 2008
  • Visiting QufuSituated in the southwest of Shandong Province, Qufu is one of the first of 24 famous historical and cultural cities announced by the State Council. It is 160 kilometers (about 99 miles) from the capital of Shandong Jinan and 45 Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | May 9, 2008
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