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  • Day two at the Longji rice terraces Our second day at Longji we woke up early to take on a 4 hour hike to the JinKeng rice terraces. After light breakfast at the hostel, we took a look at our not so detailed map and headed out Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Dec 15, 2014
  • COMPITI PER LE VACANZECome molti di voi sanno, da poco piu' di un mese ho iniziato a seguire un corso BASE di cinese (aiuto!). Devo dire che, contro ogni aspettativa, si sta rivelando alquanto divertente: sara' che c'e' feeling con i docenti o semplicemente Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Dec 15, 2014
  • Longji Rice terracesThe next morning, we slept in and had breakfast at the hostel. We could see the beautiful harvested terraces out the window in the lobby area. Cats wandered in and out of the front door, leaving rodent treats for their Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Dec 8, 2014
  • DOPO MANGIATO#sabato'sera#amici#party#drinks#casino#pub#bar fatta la suddetta premessa, tra un bar e l'altro, in attesa di un taxi, ecco in 'cosa' ci si puo' imbattere: quando non c'e' Daygum Pro Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Dec 8, 2014
  • On the train to GuilinDespite almost missing our train, the whole ride was a great experience. We slept soundly on our bottom and middle bunks. Trains in the hard sleeper class (still not as hard as my mattress in Thailand) had three bunks, the Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Dec 4, 2014
  • Communication ProblemsWhat do you do if you want to buy something or engage in any social transaction but do not have any Chinese? Often staff in the hotels have a good grasp of English but inevitably there were times when we Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 30, 2014
  • Tourism on the Li RiverWe have prided ourselves on pretty much organising every thing ourselves on this trip since Beijing, but there are certain things one has to do as part of an organised trip. The Li river trip is one of these. Like Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 30, 2014
  • Lost, late and just plain luckyOur first mission of the day was to go get hard sleeper train tickets to Guilin from the Train Ticketing Office. It was a nice 20 minute walk from the place we were staying. We passed a university with a Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Nov 29, 2014
  • Nothing to do with TrainspottingIn order to avoid the "anorak" label I thought some more general observations of life in China might be of interest (back to sleep trainspotters). First Impressions - Descending down from the Mongolian plateau early in the morning with a hazy Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 27, 2014
  • Beijing and other cities we have visitedAs we move on from China, I wanted to write about the everyday things I observed during our stay in Beijing and also in Xian and Guilin. Toilets (no, I am not really obsessed!) - the first thing I noticed was Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 27, 2014
  • FootnoteRed for luck When I was first on the train to Beijing from Ulaan Bataar, having just hurt my ankle, I noticed that the carriage attendants had a small fridge-freezer. I asked the young Chinese attendant if she would put a Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 24, 2014
  • Travelling by Train from Xian to GuilinFirst, buy your tickets. These are available from the train station, a challenge I would have thought, or from the grandly named 'ticket offices' scattered around the city. These are small cabins, plastered with timetables with a minute opening through Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 24, 2014
  • 我爱厦门OK, that translates as the ubiquitous I love Xiamen (like I heart NY). Yesterday, Sunday, I went for a quick afternoon hike, using my parks pass for the second time. It was a lovely afternoon and I took photos of views Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Nov 24, 2014
  • Holding China together As one travels by train through China, the idea of the sheer size of the country is continually reinforced. Currently we are on the way to Guilin from Xian and the colour is becoming greener and the Mercury is rising. What Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 23, 2014
  • HangzhouOur next stop was Hangzhou, a city not too far from Shanghai. The ride to the train station had far more apartment complexes than we imagined, both new and falling apart. Shanghai was still huge and seemingly never ending. We Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Nov 20, 2014
  • China - Back to the futureNot I am sure the most original title, though the alternative is the title beloves of Historians of " Change and Continuity ". Having studied and read a bit about Chinese History, Politics, Culture and Society, the reality of Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 19, 2014
  • Im Südwesten Chinas - Die Provinz YunnanAufgrund unseres knapp bemessenen Zeitplans für China haben wir uns entschieden, die Distanz zwischen der Ostküste und der Provinz Yunnan per Flieger zu überbrücken. Im Endeffekt waren wir aber fast gleich lang unterwegs, wie wenn wir den Bus genommen hät Posted by birdfish in Let's Summer! | Nov 18, 2014
  • Top 10 Apps for Solo Travellers in ChinaTruth be told, when I'm travelling with other people, I kindof like getting lost. It's fun, sparks great adventures, and makes me feel like an explorer. Throw me on my own, though, and that's a whole different story. As a female Posted by Hachiko in Anytime - Anyplace - Anywhere - Any way | Nov 18, 2014
  • Blue sky in BeijingA fascinating and wonderful few days in Beijing in the quirky, comfortable Double Happiness Hotel in a hutong not too far from the Lama Temple in central Beijing. Western commercial influence is everywhere and commuters on the efficient subway are Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 17, 2014
  • ShanghaiWe arrived in Shanghai safe and sound. Our flights were delightfully empty. I've actually never seen so few people on a flight even on those bound to Winnipeg (just kidding guys) or those really expensive ones in Laos. They fed Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Nov 14, 2014
  • INDOVINA INDOVINELLOVediamo chi indovina cos'e'? :) Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Nov 13, 2014
  • 1, 2, 3, PROVA....check - UPOggi ho 'testato' la sanita' cinese....tranquilli, sto bene, non e' successo niente, e' che dovevo semplicemente attestare la mia 'buona saluta' allo stato cinese per potermi rilasciare il visto. Immancabili le chicche e le perle di saggezza, ovviament Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Nov 11, 2014
  • Dag 71 - ShanghaiKina. Ja, vad ska man säga om Kina? Jag trodde att jag var förberedd på den kulturkrock som väntade. Jag har ju trots allt varit här en gång tidigare och försökt stålsätta mig inför den kinesiska arbetskulturen. Trots detta måste Posted by mattholm in Wanderlust King | Nov 8, 2014
  • China 2014Toilet facilities in China are terrible at the best of times. There are certainly a lot of them, both in the towns and countryside. So finding a terrible one is relatively easy. But, having found it, you will also find Posted by Kashford in Wandering Around | Nov 4, 2014
  • El templo de los Lamas / Lama TempleMuy bien localizado y fácil de encontrar (algo no muy usual en Pekín) tenemos el temple Lama. Si nos bajamos en la estación de metro Yonghegong-Lama Temple sólo tenemos que seguir la calle Donghegong Dajie y dejarnos guiar por la Posted by Eni Confetti in Exploring China | Nov 3, 2014
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