- 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.
[float=right][img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/664247/China-Z-tr..r__234x240_.jpg thumb=http Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Sep 8, 2014
- 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
- Entering the Middle KingdomOn leaving Vietnam I chose to travel into China by bus. Mainly because it travelled during the day and I could see the countryside. It is interesting landscape - the hills are like forested stalagmites on a flat plane - Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Sep 2, 2014
- The very Western side of ShanghaiI’ll admit I haven’t had a week filled with much Chinese cultural activity and I can’t say I’ve eaten much of the local cuisine, but when living in Shanghai (after my last rural Yunnan experience) it can be tempting to Posted by emilyferris in In a hotel in Shanghai | Aug 31, 2014
- Gorgeous GorgesAfter our mad dash to get to the Three Gorges cruise ship it is safe to say that we were pretty tired. So we were a little startled when at 6.30am on the first day the ship wide radio Posted by rexontheroad in Rex on the Road | Nov 8, 2012
- The Train - Kumming - Guilin (China)I've lived in China for 4 years and in that time have observed many a road accident and the occasional street fight (however the later is far more unlikely, unlike a Friday night in the UK where its's almost guaranteed). Posted by DamientheAlien in Is anyone a doctor? errr no. | Aug 30, 2014
- Xian26th-28th July
Xi’an and Lintong
The bullet train swished through the Beijing suburbs and the rest of Hebei's and Henan's plains at a a speed of 300 km/hour. At the very Southwestern tip of Beijing we crossed an area that seemed to Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Aug 27, 2014
- Great Wall23th – 25th July
Xiaolou insisted on taking the bicycle to the Great Wall, so we did, ignoring the unexpected downside that bicycles were not allowed on buses, subways or trains. Arriving finally at the right bus station, an Posted by Pat2014 in Dad and Son in China | Aug 27, 2014