- 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
- Chengdu: It feels like the Chicago of ChinaAt this point, I think it's proper to give a tip of the hat to Larry and Qin Herzberg. Their "China Survival Guide" was full of "heads up" issues that the new traveler to China should be aware of. Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 17, 2013
- Captain's Log: Stardate 16-8-2013 SupplimentalOk, no pics on this one. We are waiting for our flight to Chengdu and it's late "due to air traffic congestion."
So, let's have a little fun on the "small game." A phony Q & A session. Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 16, 2013
- Week THREE==21 - 24 July 2013==
Upon returning on the 21st, I learned that a few of the students also decided to take a two day weekend but those that didn’t enjoyed a different learning approach by our fill in teachers. (Thanks Posted by pjburke in Teaching and Traveling | Aug 15, 2013
- A visit to the Huainan Social Welfare InstituteOnce again, we let the girls sleep in a little and it almost cost us! We had a quick scurry upstairs to the rotating restaurant here at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Hefei, and had a quick (pre-paid!) buffet Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 15, 2013
- The forbidden cityToday we went to the forbidden city. I went with Marcella and James early in the morning. There were people everywhere. I am still impressed by the amount of tourists that are Chinese, both Chinese and Russians seam do visit Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 15, 2013
- Hello goodbyeI'm in Bayuquan, a coastal boom town. Coarse manners and things I formerly complained of are at fever pitch here. The spitting, the shouting and yes, the thing I formerly mentioned. There would be more chance of Posted by safemouse in Hohhot Shock | Aug 14, 2013
- Nanning Day One.A groggy foursome emerged from their berth to a mad scene of the train emptying onto a boiling sea of humanity. The Chinese do not have a tradition of forming queues, so you had best be calmly persistent on Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 13, 2013
- Wudang Mountian (Wudangshan)==19-20 July 2013==
The University offered all the teachers a two day trip to Wudang Mountain, which is the home of Tai Chi and Taoism in China. It would be a five hour ride up to the mountain. The Posted by pjburke in Teaching and Traveling | Aug 13, 2013
- Week TWO!!!==14-18 July 2013==
Pretty much the same up and downs for me. One day, I wasn’t sure I should have even been chosen and then next day, so glad that I was. Sometimes it would be hour to hour. Posted by pjburke in Teaching and Traveling | Aug 13, 2013
- Xia Jian Guilin, Ni Hao NanningWe knew that there was a lot of excitement that had been generated over the last few days and the girls needed some rest. They both slept through most of the outdoor show, which was a shame, and so Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 12, 2013
- Olympic ParkHei igjen!
I dag sluttet vi litt tidligere på skolen, så da gikk jeg meg en tur til Olympiaparken der det var OL i 2008. Det ligger bare en halvtimes gåtur herfra. Den mest kjente bygningen fra Beijing OL er Bird's Posted by martinemaui in Maui's China Adventure | Aug 12, 2013
- In Pursuit of the Perfect Potala Palace PictureLhasa takes your breath away, quite literally as we discovered when we stepped off the plane at 3,700m. Canisters of oxygen were provided in our airport transfer car and next to the minibar in the hotel room, but being experienced Posted by luv2trek in Parsons on Tour | Aug 12, 2013
- Setting up the blog pageBlog page has now been set up with our itinerary. Sending it out to test funtionality. Posted by eandf in Elaine and Francis | Aug 11, 2013
- Itinerary Posted by eandf in Elaine and Francis | Aug 11, 2013