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Monday, 31 May 2010 | Views [436]

I've been learning Chinese characters with a colleague from school.  Han-Fan Chinese is a company run by Ann and Catherine (English names), with the mission to coach expats' 'China Life'.  On Friday June 5th at 8.00pm Guangzhou English channel will broadcast ... Read more >

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Photos: Mahjong

Monday, 31 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Han-Fan Teacher Ann demonstrates
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Tags: guangzhou, mahjong game at the basement

Photos: Simitai Great Wall

Friday, 7 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

1368 - Emperor HongWu
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Bicycle Tour of Simitai Great Wall

Friday, 7 May 2010 | Views [483]

The cycling tour starts at a village 3 hours outside of Beijing, called something like Forever Young.  The route is gentle with no steep hills or heavy traffic.  There are nice views of small holdings and the road is tree lined with white and lilac wall ... Read more >

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Summer Palace and the Olympic Village

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Views [699] | Comments [1]

Along the river west out of Beijing, we stopped at the 21st century museum to see the civilisation exhibition.  It was good, but the exhibition called:  Other Peoples' Snow, was an outstanding photographic exhibition of the St Bernard's Hospice in ... Read more >

Tags: olympic village and the summer palace

Photos: Summer Palace and the Olympic Village

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

with David from Bicycle Kingdom
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Old Beijing on a Bicycle

Monday, 3 May 2010 | Views [490]

I met up with David from Bicycle Kingdom at 9.00am.  The shop was full of bikes and after a quick trial, I decided on the city bike with a basket.  We set off towards the Forbidden City leaving the narrow park and rode along the busy street.  The morning ... Read more >

Tags: old beijing

Photos: Old Beijing on a bicycle

Monday, 3 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Guided by Bicycle Kingdom
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Gallery: West Yunnan

Sunday, 11 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

Nujiang river trip
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Ancient Tea Road Westwards

Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Views [1078]

In the morning, I watched the 60th anniversary of "New" China on the CCTV website.  The live pictures streamed onto my laptop of the ethnic minority floats of Yunnan province and Tibet.  By the afternoon, I was on my way to Shenzhen to catch ... Read more >

Total Solar Eclipse-July 22nd 2009

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Views [735]

I woke up too early, probably because the Chinese group on the floor below had departed at 4.30 am; I must have become confused.   Eventually, when the breakfast of steamed bread and honey was finished, we set off to find the precise ... Read more >

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Leaving Chengdu for Xinduqiao

Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [997]

I arrived in Sichuan Province from Guangzhou, Guangdong, in the city of Chengdu.   The city lies in a basin, which means that it rarely enjoys the cool breezes of other cities, and it was very humid and hot.   There was not much in the way of a ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

Gallery: On the Road

Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

Day One
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Gallery: Dragon Boat Holiday

Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

Fujian Province
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Yangtze Number One

Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [726]

My sister and Mum visited China for the first time in Easter.   They arrived in Beijing and then flew to see me in Guangzhou.   After that, we joined the plush, luxury cruise ship, Yangtze Number One sailing downstream from Chongqing to Yichang.   ... Read more >

Tags: cruising, excursions, river trips

A night at Chengchilou Hakka home

Saturday, 30 May 2009 | Views [427]

Along some dark, difficult roads in a stuffy sleeper coach, my colleague "Joules" and I travelled out of Guangdong Province and into Fujian Province.  The temperature was chilly when we arrived in XiaYang, but then it gave us an excuse to talk ... Read more >

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Yangshuo is the Dragon's mouth

Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [457]

We took the new highway from Guilin to Yangshou and passed Nine Horse fresco hill.  The road weaves in between the mountains steadily, and you feel the atmosphere immediately - like a journey into the dragon's mouth where the mountains jut upwards ... Read more >

Gallery: Chinese New Year

Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Guangzhou and Guangzi Provinces
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Dao - (Spring is arriving)

Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | Views [443]

Only married couples can give red envelopes out in the New Year celebrations, so, when we had finished the school term on Friday 23rd February, the Chinese staff held a raffle of window cuttings, mobiles and other paraphanalia to bring prosperity to ... Read more >



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