- Beijing for Starters20th-22nd July
My sandal breaks down on exiting the station at Dongzhi men.
No sandals of my size were available in the nearby department stores, so I bought a one euro pair of plastic flip-flops. My heels exceeded the to Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Aug 26, 2014
- Beijing for Dessert15th August
We visited the Belgian Embassy (stayed at the gate, saluting Tintin) and the embassies area, after having recovered our bicycle at the office, having watched Mrs Wang and 5 other card players at 'shengji'in the office, and having Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 22, 2014
- Chengde16th August
Next early morning a driver from Changchun came to get us in Mr Sun’s car and drove us to Chengde.
As he was using a GPS, I exhausted the driver by asking him every time I couldn’t exactly catch the Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 22, 2014
- Peking, Teil 1Unser Aufenthalt in Peking erfolgte während zweimal drei Tagen. Ich fasse mich im Folgenden kurz und berücksichtige für einmal diejenigen Besucher unseres Blogs, die lieber Fotos anschauen als Texte lesen. Bei unserem ersten Aufenthalt haben wir vor allem Posted by birdfish in Let's Summer! | Sep 22, 2014
- WuhanWe were not quite sure in what station exactly we were going to arrive, nor if that station would be conveniently located for the airport where our plane would leave next early morning, or close to the centre..
We finally Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 21, 2014
- PURPLE MOUNTAINIeri mattina sveglia (non all'alba!), guardo dalla finestra e una cosa sorprendente mi colpisce: c'è il SOLE e il cielo è BLU!!!!! MERAVIGLIA!!!!!!!!
Suona triste come cosa però purtroppo a Nanjing non capita così spesso di VEDERE IL Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Sep 21, 2014
- YangziKiang 11th-14th August
Cruise on the Yangzi Kiang
In spite of his shabbiness, our boat moved swiftly over the wide river. And quietly: no engin noise in our cabin. But the unpleasant surprise came from the evidence that there was no place on Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 21, 2014
As I start to write this story of our time in Zhanjiang we end this part of our trip marooned. The wind is whipping the windows and the rain smashes onto the street outside. With sandbags in place, the hotel Posted by Kashford in Wandering Around | Sep 20, 2014
- Zigong8th-9th August
The train took us from Chengdu to Zigong. Zigong boasts a few curiosities that attracted us: - the salt museum and the salt well, as well as its teahouses. It is also home to the best price-quality hotel Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 20, 2014
- GuilinWe originally intended to take the train from Shanghai to Guilin, but we soon found out that it would take twenty seven hours and the price was almost the same as a flight. Naturally we opted to fly. I’ll come Posted by mattld in An Irish and Spanish Lad Abroad | Sep 19, 2014
The next morning it rained heavily and we missed the first train, but caught the next one. This time we stopped in Gongxian, had to wait a few hours for the next bus to Chongqing, as by then we had Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 18, 2014
- Luobiao9th-11th August
Luobiao and Gaokan
The bus ride to the middle of nowhere, which is basically what Luobiao is, was long through winding mountain roads, some of the hairpin turns of which had collapsed or were about to, as was visible enough Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 18, 2014
- Reflections of ChinaI'll start by saying I make no apologies for the amount of photo's in this post. You'll understand shortly why I was a little snap happy over the past couple of weeks.
Well it’s true that the early bird catches Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Sep 18, 2014
- Food Glorious Food We're two weeks into trip at this point and we've had a few friends ask us about the food in China since we arrived. ‘Lost in translation’ aside I haven't referenced it much. Where to start... I would love to Posted by mattld in An Irish and Spanish Lad Abroad | Sep 17, 2014
- Willkommen in China: Erste Station TsingtaoDie Reise mit dem Schiff verlief mit einigem Geschaukle, sodass wir trotz Zweierkajüte nach 16 Stunden ziemlich gerädert in China ankamen. Die Einreise verlief effizient und problemlos; der Beamte bei der Passkontrolle hatte sogar ein Lächeln übrig. Es ha Posted by birdfish in Let's Summer! | Sep 17, 2014
- Hezuo1st August
The next day we took the bus to Hezuo and were dropped at the Milarepa Monastery, quite an impressive gilded Tibetan skyscraper fortress type of temple, which allegedly has the unique quality to revere the lamas, panchens, and other Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 13, 2014
- ChinaCindi, Dick New and I flew overnight from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong and took one bus and one train to the border at Lo Wu. We were checked into the Best Western Felicity Hotel in Shenzen by midday. This Posted by Kashford in Wandering Around | Sep 15, 2014
- ChengduBy bus we crossed some grand mountains and valleys, the touristy details of which nobody around could offer us. We passed through the town of Wenchuan which had suffered a lot from the earthquake a few years earlier but I Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 15, 2014
- Shanghai[center][/center]We arrived into Shanghai late afternoon on Thursday 11th and checked into a really nice hostel called The Phoenix. The city is undergoing one of the fastest economic expansions in the world right now and it’s obvious as soon as Posted by mattld in An Irish and Spanish Lad Abroad | Sep 15, 2014
- and THE WINNER is...ALESSANDRA!!!!!! :) :) :)
bravissimaaaa, finalmente hai indovinato!!!! si tratta di grilli. Il nostro misterioso venditore vende appunto grilli in piccole gabbiette :)
Vi starete domandando il perche' di questo bizzarro articolo di vendita.
Al Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Sep 14, 2014
- SongpanIn most middle and long distance buses, a television hangs next to the driver for the passengers to watch some film. During this whole journey in China, it never worked out that I could hear and read the Chinese subtitled Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 14, 2014
- Langmusi and HighlandsWe organized right on arrival our horse trek to start the next day, hoping for good weather, for good horses, for good company, for no accidents, etc.
In the mean-time we shared our room with a very friendly Israeli student Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 13, 2014
- ZoigeThe next morning we were ready in time though to catch the only bus in the day to take us to the town with the hospital for the injection. However at the busstop they told us the bus had already Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 14, 2014
- Labrang Xiahe30th – 31st July
Labrang in Xiahe
It had rained and it was still drizzling when we arrived by bus. With our sandals in the slightly flooded street we finally got to our hotel at the other end of this small town. Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 12, 2014
- Binglingsi29th-30th July
Lanzhou – Liujiaxia - Binlingsi
After a bus ride from Lanzhou train station to a bus stop too far due to the somanieth wrong information in tiringly hot and dusty Lanzhou, we were kindly guided back to the right Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Sep 12, 2014