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  • What drives advancement?When I visit these museums I can't help but to wonder, what drove the people to develop this way? Take this vase for example,it is close to 1500 years old, and yet, it is 1000 years more advanced than Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 14, 2015
  • The animosity between China and JapanDo you know why there is so much animosity between the China and Japan that still exist even after 60+ years of peace? While conflicts and skirmishes goes all the way back to 600 AD, most people in China still Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 13, 2015
  • Awesome DayOur first three days in Beijing are in Hotel Jen -a new and beautiful 5 star hotel. Everyday will start with a 6:30 am call. We had an excellent buffet to start the day with lots of energy that carried Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 10, 2015
  • Create your own European buildingDiaolou in Kaiping (开平碉楼) is a unique set of watchtowers built in the late 19th century by wealthy oversea Chinese. While the functions of these watchtowers are nothing out of the ordinary, their architecture is quite unique. Based on designs Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 12, 2015
  • Why Travel in Luxury?I don't quite understand people who live in resorts and dine in fine restaurants when they travel. All they experience is just a promoted and sanitized version of the places they go to. They don't get to see what the Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 11, 2015
  • 1 ANNO DI CINACome molti di voi avranno gia' visto su FB, lo scorso venerdi' ho festeggiato il mio primo anno di Cina. Eh si!!! avete capito bene, e' gia' passato un anno!!!! Un anno di bei ricordi, nuove esperienze, nuove persone, nuovi posti ma Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | May 10, 2015
  • A Long DayWe were up bright and early this morning and arrived at the airport more than three hours prior to our departure so we could try and change our seating and be together. With a group tour the seats are Posted by jkroetsch in China | May 9, 2015
  • Beautiful ValleyDehang (德夯), which means "beautiful valley" in Miao, one of the 50+ ethnic groups that makes up China, is a beautiful indeed. Surrounded by tall karst formations on both sides, the village is quietly tucked away about 3.5 hours from Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 10, 2015
  • The Real PandoraZhangjiajie National Park, with its 3000+ of karst formations, is one of the top attractions in China. Uniquely formed from specific weather patterns and physical erosions it has been described as being on a different world. In fact, Pandora in Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 9, 2015
  • An ancient city with night clubsFengHuang (凤凰), a frontier town in ancient China between the Han and Miao, has been converted into a tourist attraction to display its ancient architecture and local traditions. While buildings are their restored version and most crafts are just for Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 8, 2015
  • When the weather is bad..Many people moan at the idea of visiting a scenic place when the weather is bad, but what they miss by not going is another side of the beauty that most don't get to see. Walking alone in the mountain Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 7, 2015
  • Part 5: The trip back to Lhasa After recovering from our trek, we started the drive back to Lhasa, stopping overnight at Lake Manasarovar, one of the few high altitude freshwater lakes sitting at an altitude of some 4,560 metres. Although pilgrims come to Posted by IvaS in A short trip in Tibet | May 7, 2015
  • Hmmm, DogsDog meat, a delicacy in southern China, is detested by most western countries. Mainly due to dogs are viewed as pets, Western media has demonized the practice as savagery. While not to defend the practice of eating dog meat (or Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 6, 2015
  • PRIMA O POI...Per la serie 'prima o poi doveva succedere', non perché sia particolarmente speciale o importante ma semplicemente perché sono 'western' e qui accade a tutti (di solito su richiesta, a me invece è capitato a sorpresa!): [b]sono sui muri Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | May 5, 2015
  • Chairman MaoChairman Mao Zedong, the beloved founder and leader of CCP and the new China, is the most iconic figure in modern Chinese history. Having won the hearts of the peasants and the war against the KMT, he is also the Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | May 5, 2015
  • 2nd generation high speed trainWelcome to the G class trains of China. At 3x the speed (and cost) of the typical K class train, these shiny new trains glide along at 300 kph. At the end of this year, it is estimated that China Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 30, 2015
  • Sea of cloudsAhh the sought after picturesque view of the sea of clouds. Forms only after rain showers at higher altitudes, these natural phenomenons inspire a feeling of awe. At even higher altitudes, if you are lucky, looking out at it would Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 29, 2015
  • Nap timeMuch like the siestas in Latin America, there is an afternoon rest period in most professions in China. Usually lasting between 2-4 hours (summer is longer due to heat in non air conditioned factories), one can either take a nap Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 28, 2015
  • Meeting my younger selfThe other day at the hostel I met a younger version of myself: eager, ambitious, naive, and of course, good looking. He just started working (same profession) and talked about all the places he wanted to travel and explore. He Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 27, 2015
  • FOTO + DOMANDAVoglio condividere una foto che ho fatto ieri e dalla quale ovviamente possono partire mille e mille riflessioni... Contesto: negoziovenditutto (il "cianfrusagliaio" direbbe mio cognato!) in vetrina. FOTO: [img=http:// Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Apr 27, 2015
  • Why break a sweat when you can just ride the cable car?I talked to the old man who was carrying 50kg of rice up the 2.5 hour climb and he said he get paid about $13 per trip, which he makes twice per day. There is a cable car right above Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 26, 2015
  • Why not to marry a photographerReason not to marry a photographer? We will go to great lengths and sometimes take great risks just to take a photo. Those who are prone to jealousy may think we love our hobbies/professions more than themselves, and sometimes that is Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 25, 2015
  • 1st generation high speed trainD class trains are the Chinese first generation high-speed trains. It is the second fastest class train for long distances (also second most expensive) traveling at speeds of no more than ~200 kph. It used to travel at 300 kph, Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 24, 2015
  • A Trip To Qing Cheng ShanBlog Entry 6 April 15, 2015 Last Thursday, I decided to take a walk and stumbled upon a traditional Chinese pharmacy. Glass cases filled with trays and bowls of herbs, roots, seeds and so on lined the walls. The scent Posted by exg07161 in An Eastern Mind in a Western World | Apr 24, 2015
  • A good picnic spotAfter a train ride, 2 buses, a motorbike and a 6km hike, I have found myself a nice picnic spot. Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 23, 2015
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