- The Goodish SamaritanI was trying to find the Cinderella hotel. The number hostel world had given me was out of service-I'd tried it 3 times- and there just seemed no way I could find this place. As is the custom Posted by safemouse in Hohhot Shock | Aug 23, 2013
- Great Scott! It's the Great Wall!We had another nice breakfast at the Jianguo Garden hotel, and the girls are getting more comfortable with finding things that they like. Laurie had the omelet chef make her a cheese omelet and Hayley hit the bread table Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 23, 2013
- Enter BeijingOur train arrived at 9:55, two hours late, and it was certain to be another mob scene complete with trying to get our several pieces of luggage off and across barriers, and the crowd. Jack met us coming off Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 22, 2013
- PingyaoPingyao started where Datong left off...
...note the hygienic cat...
...and Posted by 2 Idiots Abroad in 2 Idiots Abroad | Aug 22, 2013
- Waterfall funSpeaking of travel, i would to talk about an outdoor sport held in yanoda which is a top class attraction in hainan. It's combained climbing and paddling during the trip.Group tourists participated the event by the guildline of professional Coach. Posted by cdbenjamin in Tropical Paradise, Foever Sanya. | Aug 21, 2013
- The Pride of Xi'anHarry met us in mid-morning for our drive over to the Wild Goose Pagoda. With a name like that, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The pagoda, and surrounding buildings, is now a popular place for Chinese Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 21, 2013
- Shanghai to WuxiDespite the melatonin, I woke up at 00:30 and stayed up for an hour before trying desperately to return to slumber for…most probably, hours…reluctantly, I obeyed the alarm. Tony, the taxi driver, had said that if I wanted to Posted by Peliroja in Trans-Siberian Railroad + Eurasian Tour | Aug 20, 2013
- I'm not picking on China...This may be mostly pictures. While I'm not sure they speak louder than words, the combination causes the observer to ask some serious questions.
I am of the age to remember reading about and seeing the China of Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 20, 2013
- Entering the great imperial walled city of Xi'anWe rose early to have our breakfast in the buffet at the Overlook Hotel, said goodbye to Jack Torrance and the rest of the staff, and headed out the door to get to the airport for our 9:50. Oops...scratch Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 20, 2013
- Teaching Practice has started!Hei igjen!
Bloggingen startet i et forrykende tempo, og så sa det plutselig stopp. Grunnen til det? Jo, jeg har nemlig alt for mange bilder jeg vil laste opp fra da vi var på den kinesiske mur, for jeg har så Posted by martinemaui in Maui's China Adventure | Aug 20, 2013
- Arriving in LuoyangCaught the train at 1am but had to leave the hostel at 10:30 otherwise it would be too late and no one would take me. As I had time to wait I thought I'd be bold and try and buy Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 20, 2013
- PingyaoGot up early with the intention of doing that city wall first then the temples. Meet a few people from yesterday's train at breakfast and instead joined them, we hired bikes and rode around inside the city walls and then Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 20, 2013
- Wung family court yard and underground castleGot in to pingyao early and was collected at the station by the hostel owner, so much easier then trying to catch a bus. Checked in and showered and had time for breaky at the hostel before going on a Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 20, 2013
- Global CitizenshipI consider myself to be a global citizen.
First of all, I have traveled a lot and been to many countries. In addition to China (my home country) and Canada (where I live now), I have also visited the United States, Posted by AndyXia in Life in Nanjing, China | Aug 20, 2013
- Thoughts So FarFirst Impressions
Arriving in Shanghai Airport it became clear very quickly we were in a very foreign country.
The main signs for passengers are in Chinese and English, but as you move around the airport you see other signs just in Chinese Posted by TravelnTurkey in Travel In Turkey | Aug 19, 2013
- Hard Seats and Hardcore Hiking: The Things We Do For TravelAfter our near-death-by-fire experience in Dali, we arrived in Kunming, Yunnan's provincial capital, to discover that all sleeper tickets to Guilin, our next destination, were sold out until the following week. Lacking the time or the desire to stay in Posted by kate1401 in The World Ahead | Aug 19, 2013
- No Wuxi Today!At 13:00, K opened the door and asked me if I was still alive. I’m glad she woke me. Although I planned on sleeping in, I was also trying to readjust to time and assumed I’d be up Posted by Peliroja in Trans-Siberian Railroad + Eurasian Tour | Aug 19, 2013
- DatongThis morning a had another little sleep in and then packed my bag. My tran doesn't leave till 11pm and so I have all day to see the sights. My first stop was the big supermarket next to the hotel Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 19, 2013
- Rest dayToday I had the opportunity to rest and I didn't feel there was much to do in Datong, it doesn't have a great feel about it and I have two full days here. Because of this and because I am Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 19, 2013
- Hanging monestry and Yougang cavesDid actually manage to sleep a few hours on the train but wasn't the most comfortable. It made it slightly more awkward as seats were facing each other so you ended up bumbling into other people's legs. Did need to Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 19, 2013
- From Turkey to ChinaIt started as a faint idea 4 months ago,
My son had arrived to Teach in the same school as me, and I was looking forward to working with him and having some company for the first time in 6 years.
After Posted by TravelnTurkey in Travel In Turkey | Aug 19, 2013
- Leaving Beijing
Today was a bit of a none event apart from the list of broken items growing... And not insignificantly. My new walking sandals I bought for this trip £60 broke this morni Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 19, 2013
- Summer palaceChilled out in the morning after a long day on the wall yesterday. Met up with Ana and went with her to try and help sort out some travel bit, but with no luck.
After our running around town we went Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 19, 2013
- A full day in ChengduWe woke up at 6 and cracked the whip on the girls to make sure that we were downstairs for breakfast at 7 o'clock. Sandy was going to pick us up at 8 because he informed us that the Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 18, 2013
- The Great WallToday we got up early and went to the Great Wall. There are a few different sections you can do I wanted to go to Jinshanling as it was supposed to be less touristy and part restored and part not. Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 17, 2013