- Road to TibetThe southern Sichuan to Tibet highway is one of the most popular weeks long bike rides in China. Starting in Chengdu and ending in Lhasa, the 2000+ km long journey is most often completed with a motorbike or bicycle, although Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 5, 2015
- A Holy MountainMt. Emei is considered to be one of the four most important Buddhist mountains in China. It's dedicated to bodhisattva Samantabhadra, of practice, action, and meditation.
It's also the place that has been alluded to when people speak of Shaolin monaste Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 4, 2015
- One giant buddaLeshan giant Buddha near Chengdu, China is the world's tallest Buddha statue. Sitting at 71m tall, the statute took 90 years to complete. Originally intended to calm the turbulent waters of nearby rivers, the goal was achieved by the large Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 3, 2015
- Final Days in Shanghai (最后几天在上海）Last blog post of this trip which means I get to go back home and eat American food! Yayy!
Since I've last posted, we went to Hangzhou (杭州) for a weekend getaway and stayed overnight Saturday into Sunday. We took a Posted by ruixueinchina in Shanghai 2015 | Jun 3, 2015
- A beautiful trek.. on horsebackXuebao peak near Songpan, China is a popular 3 day horseback ride in the summer and fall season. During the trip one stays with a local Tibetan family and can get a first hand look at how life is like Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 2, 2015
- Dazu rock carvingsAncient rock carvings near Dazu, Chongqing is one of the world's best preserved and display of ancient religious and secular art.
Began in the Tang dynasty, these carvings depict many harmonious aspects of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, as well as Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Jun 1, 2015
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Ça va bientôt faire trois mois que je suis arrivée au pays des pandas et il me semb Posted by elodieadie in la petite trotte d'Elodie-la-bougeotte | May 31, 2015
- A slow transitionWhile many people in China is much richer than they were 20 years ago, their habits have not changed much. Whether it's throwing trash or spitting on the ground, there are many "uncivilized" behaviors that still remain.
However, like for all Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 31, 2015
- May Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Aggieland!May started off simply enough. I drove to College Station and addressed a large group of students. I stayed over on Saturday AM and met with Professors Dan Hill and Ding Zhu. Naturally we needed a few spelfies. In Chinese, Posted by fracmeister in SPE President Travels | May 30, 2015
- One of the world's most beautiful parksJiuzhaigou national park in northern Sichuan, China is one of the world's most beautiful national park. With pristine environments, crystal clear turquoise waters, deep blue skies, untouched ancient forests and towering mountains makes it a must visit for Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 30, 2015
- Smoggy China?When most people think of China, they picture a smoggy and gray sky. And they would be correct if they only visit larger cities, especially in the north. However, in more remote areas in the south and especially in the Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 29, 2015
- 最近的事 (Recent happenings)It's been a while since I posted; it's been a super busy week with writing an abstract that was due Monday, catching up on readings, finishing up our tours of the city as well as studying for my weekly exam Posted by ruixueinchina in Shanghai 2015 | May 29, 2015
- Shanghai Departure: May 18We packed our bags with our purchases and managed to fit them all in our luggage. Packing light to come to China turned out to be a great idea. We had another wonderful buffet breakfast at the hotel then boarded Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 18, 2015
- Shanghai: May 17We started our day with a bus ride to the Bund where we were free to walk the mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River and take in the two skylines: on the one side, all the new, modern buildings that Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 17, 2015
- Hangzhou-Shanghai May 16After another delicious buffet breakfast, we visited Jingci Temple. Joe Ying, our guide who is Buddhist, led this tour. He explained the purpose of the different areas of the temple and details about the statues of Buddha, his guards, Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 16, 2015
- Wuxi to Hangzhou: May 15The first stop this morning in Wuxi was the tour of the largest pearl exhibition in China at the Wuxi Yuan Run Ju Pearl Co. We were shown a fresh water oyster (triangular in shape) and then they opened it Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 15, 2015
- Suzhou-Wuxi: May 14We woke early this morning in Suzhou and since we were on the 21st floor I was able to take some nice city view pictures. We were able to get everything packed quickly which left us some extra time. Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 14, 2015
- Beijing-ShanghaiToday began with a 4:00 am wake up call. We were on the bus by 5:00 am and on our flight to Shanghai (the financial centre of China) by 7:00 am. It was a two hour flight and included Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 13, 2015
- BeijingBeijing: May 12
On 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 Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 12, 2015
- Travel SoloWhy should you travel solo? You get to talk to and bond with some pretty amazing individuals along the way whom you almost wouldn't talk to if you were traveling in a group.
When you travel in a group, you Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 28, 2015
- Small Eats小炒, or small stir fried dishes, are very popular places for quick and simple meals in China. Similar to dishes you would see in American Chinese restaurants (sorry, no sweet and sour chicken or broccoli of any kind), there are Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 27, 2015
- RETURN TO DHARCHEN
Thank you for all thoughts and prayers, especially during our pilgrimage at sacred Mt Kailash. We are safely back in Dharchen ... where the post-trek hot shower felt great and a local Chi Posted by karenverveda in Sabbatical 2015 | May 27, 2015
- AwwwGiant pandas are very cute...
I was going to write more but men have a hard time to use their cognitive skills when looking at cute things. I wonder why we evolved this way?
Awww.. just look at that cute thing...
[img=http://www.boyang.ph Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 26, 2015
- In Search of the Tomb of Songtsang Gompa, Tsetang, Tibet
The spread of Buddhism in Asia, first through the Silk Route to China and Japan and by Buddhist Emperors of India to SE Asia, who sent missionaries by trading ships, are fascinating subjec Posted by Ramdas Iyer in Ramdas Iyer's- World Traveller Blogs | May 25, 2015
- An ordinary watchtowerThis may look like an ordinary watchtower, but by now, you probably guessed it holds some historical significance, and you would be right =).
This is the site of more than 36 years of fierce battle between the invading Mongol army Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 25, 2015