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  • Day 8There was a huge thunderstorm throughout the night and we woke to drizzling rain. Being optimistic we organised bicycles for today's planned cycling tour. The rain had stopped when we set off but we had not got far Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 9, 2015
  • Who said there are no water fountains in ChinaThere are plenty of free drinking water around the transit hubs and vehicles. Of course, they are usually boiling water as most prefer hot water for health and sanitary reasons, not to mention to make tea/instant noodles. [img=http://www.boyang.photogr Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 9, 2015
  • Hong Kong /Xi'an - Day 3Today we're traveling from Hong Kong to Xi'an - the city where a farmer digging a water well in 1974 discovered one of the most important archaeological finds in history - the Terracotta Army. More on that to follow Posted by jagblog in Jagpal's Travel Blog | Apr 8, 2015
  • Day 7From stripping down to the undies to try to cool off one day to not having enough layers to keep warm the next, even I felt the cold today, but once we started our big hike things warmed up a Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 8, 2015
  • Day 6The Qingming festival continued today and we woke to the sound of fire crackers going off nearby....a sound that continued throughout the day. We were planning on an organised day but plans changed slightly when our hotel manager could Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 7, 2015
  • Toasts are for LaowaiHere you see a typical Chinese breakfast: plain congee with pickles, steamed bun with red beaks, and youtiao. The rice wine on the bottom is extra, I forgot to remove it from the table before taking the photo. Total cost: Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 16, 2015
  • Day 5John enjoyed a bit of a sleep in today whilst I chose to have a quiet cuppa out on our balcony, enjoying the view and watching the passing parade along the roadway below. Did not have to rush this Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 5, 2015
  • Day 4After an early breakfast we were off to Yangshuo, a two hour forgetful drive. Leaving Guilin in peak hour traffic gave us time to observe the crazy traffic scene. Motor bike riders wearing hard hats for helmets (or Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 4, 2015
  • Day 3John was up bright and early this morning, taking a walk around the lake capturing images of the Sun and Moon Pagodas reflecting on the still lake surface. I decided coffee was more interes Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 4, 2015
  • Day 2Managed a reasonable night's sleep despite the hard mattress but was awake before sunrise.....I guess it was jetlag. After a nice buffet breakfast we set off to the shopping centre just across the road from our hotel. Not Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Apr 2, 2015
  • LEZIONI DI CINESETorno adesso dalla lezione di cinese e non posso non condividere con voi le mie scoperte...mi si è aperto un mondo!!! Magari voi le sapevate già però vabè non toglietemi il bello e fate almeno i 'finti sorpresi' ;) Allora, a un Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Apr 1, 2015
  • Day 1 After many years of keeping a written journal of our holidays and adventures, we have decided to move into the modern era and write a blog to share our stories with family and friends. I still intend to write Posted by jack_and_daisy in Living the Dream | Mar 31, 2015
  • Part 4: The kora around Mt KailashPart 4: The kora around Mt Kailash Mt Kailash - home of the gods, both Hindu and Buddhist. Pilgrims from Tibet, Nepal and India venture here to walk the 52 km circuit around the base of the mountain. Posted by IvaS in A short trip in Tibet | Mar 30, 2015
  • Great Wall: Mutianyu Monday, time for the reason most people come to China: Great Wall! Our tour even included breakfast, if we could find Saga hostel again. It had been tricky enough yesterday, but we had it in m Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Mar 28, 2015
  • Part 3: The drive west to Mt Kailash After three days in and about Lhasa, we started our road trip to Mt Kailash, some 1,230 km away from Lhasa. We piled our gear into the back of two land cruisers, myself being allocated to the back Posted by IvaS in A short trip in Tibet | Mar 28, 2015
  • Day 1 - The travelIt starts. After packing my ultra cool backpack I took the train to the south of the Netherlands to meet with Mot, my friend with whom I will be traveling. I spent the night at his place and at 5 am Posted by Bakaloko in China | Mar 25, 2015
  • Day 0 - PackingSo.... I’m going to China. Backpacking. Ok, it might not be the real backpacking thing but looking at me and looking at the fact that I’m a 40 year old bat who has never been away from home longer than 16 Posted by Bakaloko in China | Mar 24, 2015
  • ZOO COFFEE animal coffee shop in ShanghaiZOO COFFEE is the new chain-like brand coffee shop, to this day, twenty-six new stores have been opened in Shanghai. The coffee shop which was decorated very warm and very interesting. There are zebras, monkeys, tiger and other animals in Posted by yuning_china in travel around China | Mar 23, 2015
  • Part 2: A short stay in Lhasa We arrived in Lhasa at about three in the afternoon to a very busy, modern train station. After a security check we were able to leave the station and we wer Posted by IvaS in A short trip in Tibet | Mar 23, 2015
  • Art and Airplanes in Beijing On Saturday, we headed to the National Art Museum. It met my friend's two specifications: indoors and not far from the apartment. We only had to walk ten minutes and it was free to boot if you b Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Mar 17, 2015
  • ...E DOMANI???? DOVE????Ciao a tutti, indovinate un po'? DOMANI PARTO!!!!!!!!! alcuni di voi sanno gia' dove andro' (non svelatelo in anticipo!) altri lo scopriranno QUI leggendo il prossimo post.... ciaooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! [img=http://photos.travellerspoint. Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Mar 15, 2015
  • Summer Palace It was less motivating to get out of bed when the weather was chilly. I had come to realize that as Canadians, we were a bit spoiled when it came to dealing with cold weather. Sure, outside it Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Mar 15, 2015
  • Part 1: The train from Beijing to Lhasa Part 1: The train trip from Beijing to Lhasa To call the West Beijing Train Station crowded was a gross understatement. Every square inch was taken by a crushing mass of arms, le Posted by IvaS in A short trip in Tibet | Mar 13, 2015
  • FAMILY REUNION!Una volta padroni della lingua e attenti conoscitori della moneta locale [i](eccetto quella volta che mio papa' volendo fare come al solito di testa sua stava per comprare 10 magneti per oltre 50 euro perche' la matematica E' LA SUA Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Mar 11, 2015
  • Tasty BeijingTrains weren't agreeing with us lately. We were up all night due to another screaming baby, louder than our headphones, that the mother wasn't keen on soothing. The same mother and her mother chatted loudly, far too early in the Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Mar 11, 2015
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