- 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
- Xi'anWe flew into Xi’an late Sunday evening, and any worries regarding domestic flights were unfounded. Everything ran smoothly. In comparison with the hundreds of Chinese travellers, we only saw two other Western tourists, but we’re getting used to that now. Posted by mattld in An Irish and Spanish Lad Abroad | Sep 11, 2014
- The Kindness of Strangers My decision to visit China last year was based on what I’d learnt in my A-Level Geography classes. I read a few textbooks and watched the odd BBC documentary and gained an impression of China that I imagine many have. Posted by emilyferris in In a hotel in Shanghai | Sep 11, 2014
- RI-ECCOMIEccomi di nuovo in Cina e di nuovo qui. Allora?!?!?!?!?!? come state???? le vacanze????
Come molti di voi sanno le mie sono state LUNGHE e 'movimentate' (ovviamente!), ho percorso in lungo e in largo l'Italia e per fortuna sono riuscita a Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Sep 10, 2014
- On a Rocket Train through ChinaIt sounds a bit naff but one of my favourite things about China was the trains, at least as I experienced them. Not so much the stations. There were security checks on bags for every single train and underground station. Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Sep 9, 2014
- Bear NecessitiesWe arrived at Xian train station to catch our overnight train to Chengdu, both a little nervous about who we would be sharing our cabin with overnight.
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- Shanghai, China[img=http:/ Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Sep 8, 2014
- Welcome to Beijing Ni-hao! We’ve been in China for five days now but it feels a lot longer (and in a good way, we’re not missing Western life just yet). A few well known facts about Beijing to get you started:
• It’s the Capital Posted by mattld in An Irish and Spanish Lad Abroad | Sep 7, 2014
- Shanghaied by ShanghaiKatie and I enjoyed our evening in Shanghai before we flew to Japan and were looking forward to getting back to the neon lit metropolis.
Upon arrival at Shanghai airport, we thought we’d treat ourselves and take a posh transfer back Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Sep 5, 2014
- Beijing[img=http:/ Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Sep 4, 2014
- The Terracotta Warriors and the Muslim Quarter[img=http:/ Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Sep 3, 2014
- The very Western side of Shanghai - Part 2As I mentioned, however Western life can be here there are always little reminders that this is definitely China. My week continued with this in mind and I was sent home from work the next day after a sewage pipe Posted by emilyferris in In a hotel in Shanghai | Sep 2, 2014