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China and Hong Kong my last thoughts..

CHINA | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [1339]

I am sure that I already mentioned that Hong Kong is great for shopping.  From clothes, to great food, markets and of course -- Electronics.  Let me be clear, the electronics are not really much cheaper than in many countries.  You could get the same ... Read more >

Tags: china, hong kong

From the lips of the locals-China!

CHINA | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [1612]

We met a few locals on our trip thru mainland China who were willing to talk candidly to us about their life and experiences in their home.  For the most part we talked to educated, interesting people - we had no opportunity to talk to the peasants, ... Read more >

Tags: china, culture, people

Xi'an city

CHINA | Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | Views [3221]

Xi'an city was the alternative city considered for modern China's capital.  This is because of it's long history as a captial on the Northern provinces and also because of the wonderful preservation of ancient mixed with the modern city. Xi'an also ... Read more >

Tags: china, xian

Terracotta Soldiers!

CHINA | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Views [3066]

The Terracotta Soldiers are the most famous and significant find of this century.  There are over 6000 soldiers found. Consisting of infantry, carioteers, archers (both standing and kneeling), horses, chariots, weapons, with different figures depending ... Read more >

Tags: china, terracotta soldiers, xian

Getting to Terracotta Soldiers

CHINA | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Views [1343]

The Terracotta Soldiers are 30kms outside of the city of Xi'an (or also sometimes written Xian).  The many hotels and hostels will offer a half day tour to the place from 160-250 RMB depending on how nice your hotel/hostel is... Other options to get ... Read more >

Tags: china, terracotta soldiers, xian

Cheng Du to Xi'an to Beijing

CHINA | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [739]

We caught a train from Cheng Du to Xi'an.  Took about 16 hours and cost for hard sleeper was 200RMB but can differ depending if you get top-mid-bottom bunk.  Plus there is a surcharge if you buy from a location OTHER than the train station. For the ... Read more >

Tags: china, trains

Dutch ladies save the day!

CHINA | Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | Views [1034]

Leaving Jiu Zhai Gou we had a 6.20am bus ride back to Cheng Du (the only bus of the day)... All went to plan as we woke up early and took a 6RMB taxi ride to the bus station... As we arrived 'just on time' we breatbed a sigh of relief as we saw the ... Read more >

Tags: china

Jiu Zhai Gou Valley

CHINA | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Views [902]

This mountain area is just stunning!  This is a small town area with a National Park which has kilometer after kilometer of crystal clear blue lakes and waterfalls. The colours were breathtaking and special as we trekked thru the national park (much ... Read more >

Tags: china, jiu zhai gou

Recommendations on Cheng Du

CHINA | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | Views [872]

We stayed at a hostel called Cheng Du Dreams hostel. The only dreamy thing about this place was ONE staff girl named Jinlin (nickname Panda) who made our stay there bearable. I really have nothing great to say about this place except that if you ... Read more >

Tags: cheng du, china

Lion Grove and more

CHINA | Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [804]

Today we went to the Lion Grove garden - along with about a 1000 others...  So at first it was a fight for the bbest photos.  We walked around a bit, but basically waited till all the tourist buses had gone.  Then it was  peacefull charming place. This ... Read more >

Tags: china, eating, lion garden, suzhou

Suzhou the Garden City

CHINA | Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | Views [6291]

Suzhou (pronounced Sujo) is famous for its ancient gardens, canals, white Chinese style homes, and silk. You can get here by train or bus from various other cities like Shanghai, Huangzhou, Nanjing the list goes on as the train and bus connections in ... Read more >

Tags: china, suzhou

One World One Dream!

CHINA | Saturday, 6 Sep 2008 | Views [1768]

No matter what people say, 1st impressions count. We arrived to Shanghai tired from a 19hr train ride with some vague instructions for a hostel and a Mandarin phrasebook. Not really enough considerirg we know that language would be a problem (sometimes ... Read more >

Tags: china, people, shanghai

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