- 24th May The hotel is situated in an alley way in old Beijing close to Tianamin Square and Forbidden City which I visited today. All very grand and opulent. Nice food stalls around the hotel. Nearly bought a bottle of cheap Posted by krautabout in Rainer's trip to Europe by train(almost) | May 24, 2015
- MAY 24, 2015It is surprising that we have wifi today and we may not have it again until we are back in Lhasa on May 31.
We have arrived in Darchen after first glimpses of Mt Kailash yesterday.
Tomorrow we begin our circumambulation Posted by karenverveda in Sabbatical 2015 | May 27, 2015
- Free Door!!With the rise of consumerism, Chinese people love a good deal, especially if it is free. Even if this bus is missing some safety features like seat belts, the free door makes up more than enough for it.
[img=http://www.boyang.photography/photos/i-QzmGQ Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 23, 2015
- 22nd MayCommunications getting bad. Voice calls are blocked and can't use WiFi because I have to go through some Chinese portal which takes me a day to figure out. Still limited now but it's good enough.
Up early. This time the Posted by krautabout in Rainer's trip to Europe by train(almost) | May 22, 2015
- 21st MayLeft hotel early in case taxi driver got lost which he did. The travel agent took me by taxi to the bus pick up slightly outside Hanoi where I was issued a ticket for the bus. So easy haha. Much Posted by krautabout in Rainer's trip to Europe by train(almost) | May 22, 2015
- Reason 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 the case.
This was about Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 22, 2015
- 上海的美国菜 (Shanghai's American Food)So this is gonna be a different kind of post. I'm not gonna talk about what I did the past two days because nothing exciting happened and I don't want to bore you. So instead, I'm gonna talk about the Posted by ruixueinchina in Shanghai 2015 | May 22, 2015
- The second biggest waterfall.. in ChinaChishui (赤水), about 6 hours from Guiyang and Chongqing is a nice remote area to explore red rock formations, prehistoric ferns, and small waterfalls. With a height of only 1m shorter than the more famous Huangguoshu (黄果树)waterfall in the south, Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 21, 2015
- First cave adventure.. this tripZhijin Caverns near Guiyang is one of world's largest cave networks. With more than 100 crystalline formations, the cave stretches for more than 12 km. However, only 6 km have been developed for tourists, which is has been turned into Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 20, 2015
- 在上海看的事情 (The Things One Sees in China)The things that happen in China still amaze me, even after two previous trips. Within the past few days, I've experienced a few things that have amazed the other students in the group, as well as myself.
On Monday, we Posted by ruixueinchina in Shanghai 2015 | May 20, 2015
- Engineering and RiceRice terraces are the quintessential engineered structures in southern Asia. With thousands of cascading irrigation systems, these remarkable structures are terraformed from regular mountain hills into fertile rice fields, feeding hundreds of thousands o Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 19, 2015
- LEZIONI DI MARKETINGSo gia' che qualcuno di voi e' sicuramente piu' ferrato di me in marketing (un nome a caso: Simona!) e sapra' dare una spiegazione piu' plausibile a questa pubblicita'.
In nel frattempo vi espongo la mia teoria e mi faccio due Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | May 18, 2015
- A Bridge without NailsChengyang bridge spanning 64m and 10m high located near Sanjiang is quite an engineering feat. The bridge took over 15 years to build, without any nails; it is solely built with interconnected wooden pieces by the Dong minority master carpenters. Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 18, 2015
- Biking in Southern ChinaYangshuo near Guilin is a very popular international tourist destination in China. Its main attraction is the small karst formations next to the Li river and the surrounding villages. Even though the city and some of the villages have become Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 17, 2015
- 外国人回来了 (The Return of the Foreigners)Greetings from Shanghai, China!
The group that I am with on this trip to Shanghai is a study abroad program with The Ohio State University. There are a total of nine students and one professor with us. The nine of us Posted by ruixueinchina in Shanghai 2015 | May 17, 2015
- Forbidden CityOn the bus at 8:00 am.to go to the Temple of Heaven where, in the time of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Emperor went four times a year (each season ) to worship heaven and to offer prayers for Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 11, 2015
- What drives advancement?When I visit these museums I can't help but to wonder, what drove the people to develop this way?
Take this vase for example,it is close to 1500 years old, and yet, it is 1000 years more advanced than Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 14, 2015
- The animosity between China and JapanDo you know why there is so much animosity between the China and Japan that still exist even after 60+ years of peace?
While conflicts and skirmishes goes all the way back to 600 AD, most people in China still Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 13, 2015
- Awesome DayOur first three days in Beijing are in Hotel Jen -a new and beautiful 5 star hotel. Everyday will start with a 6:30 am call. We had an excellent buffet to start the day with lots of energy that carried Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 10, 2015
- Create your own European buildingDiaolou in Kaiping (开平碉楼) is a unique set of watchtowers built in the late 19th century by wealthy oversea Chinese. While the functions of these watchtowers are nothing out of the ordinary, their architecture is quite unique. Based on designs Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 12, 2015
- Why Travel in Luxury?I don't quite understand people who live in resorts and dine in fine restaurants when they travel. All they experience is just a promoted and sanitized version of the places they go to. They don't get to see what the Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 11, 2015
- 1 ANNO DI CINACome molti di voi avranno gia' visto su FB, lo scorso venerdi' ho festeggiato il mio primo anno di Cina.
Eh si!!! avete capito bene, e' gia' passato un anno!!!!
Un anno di bei ricordi, nuove esperienze, nuove persone, nuovi posti ma Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | May 10, 2015
- A Long DayWe were up bright and early this morning and arrived at the airport more than three hours prior to our departure so we could try and change our seating and be together. With a group tour the seats are Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 9, 2015
- Beautiful ValleyDehang (德夯), which means "beautiful valley" in Miao, one of the 50+ ethnic groups that makes up China, is a beautiful indeed. Surrounded by tall karst formations on both sides, the village is quietly tucked away about 3.5 hours from Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 10, 2015
- The Real PandoraZhangjiajie National Park, with its 3000+ of karst formations, is one of the top attractions in China. Uniquely formed from specific weather patterns and physical erosions it has been described as being on a different world.
In fact, Pandora in Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 9, 2015