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Trip: China

There are [11] stories from my trip: China

Hostel Information - Mainly focused on China but good all around hostelling info none-the-less

USA | Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [1104]

Book it in advance – via email or phone (they fill up quickly) China approximately - $3 for a shared dorm room (4 or 6 beds) and $22 for a single; $20 for a double. Ask hostels for all your information: o    They will translate everything into Chinese ... Read more >

Tags: china, gulin, hangzhou, hostel, hostelling, hostels, li river, travel, xingping, yangshuo

China unabashed…

USA | Friday, 29 May 2009 | Views [876]

So I realize there are a lot of things I want to say about china and my experience there that I’m not for fear of offending someone… but what good does it do to hold my tongue? It doesn’t benefit myself. It doesn’t benefit others who are thinking of traveling ... Read more >

Tags: china, hangzhou, prejudice, travel

Gallery: Guilin

CHINA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

Outside of Guilin actually, Mostly the Li River but also Yangshuo and Xingping
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China - Haggling (with an adjunct on eating for cheap and the 2 MUSTS to bring to China)

USA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [942] | Video

OK so the secret to haggling is – you can’t want it. If you don’t want it, you hold all the cards. The best deals I got were when I didn’t give a flying F if they sold it to me or not. Here are some examples: I walked into a scroll shop on HaFeng ... Read more >

Tags: china, eating for cheap, food, friends, hafeng, haggling, hangzhou, scorpion eating, travel, yangshuo

China - A retrospective

USA | Monday, 25 May 2009 | Views [701]

Written 5/8/09 It’s been 3 weeks today since I returned from China and already so much has changed. My entire consciousness shifted during the 5 weeks I was there and I realize now that I’ve returned a different person. My initial reactions ... Read more >

Tags: china, comfort level, friends, home, perspective, retrospective, taxis, travel

Gallery: Shanghai, China

CHINA | Saturday, 23 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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USA | Saturday, 23 May 2009 | Views [689] | Comments [1]

Shanghai - Written 4/5/09 There were a few things that summed up China for me today… I was riding on the underground subway and I was the only non-Chinese person on the subway. Most of the time I’ve been here I have traveled w/other white peeps or ... Read more >

Tags: china, food, friends, shanghai

Hangzhou China - Excerpt 2

USA | Friday, 8 May 2009 | Views [982]

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 Tons o' Pics HERE!!!! The weather has been fantastic!! It’s been around 60 degrees both day and night!!! The other day, Monday I think it was, our fellow students arrived. There are about 18 of us I think. They are ... Read more >

Tags: acupuncture, china, food, hangzhou, recovery, student, study, traveling, west lake

Gallery: Hangzhou China

CHINA | Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

Adventures in Hangzhou
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Hangzhou China Day 1

CHINA | Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | Views [737]

Saturday March 14th, 2009 – China Of course it’s a given that when you go to another country everything is totally and completely different. So it’s no surprise here that this is also so. I might have my own room at the local youth hostel in the best ... Read more >

Tags: china, food, hangzhou, west lake

Getting Ready For China

USA | Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | Views [672]

I leave for China in 13 days! I wish I could say I’m ready to go but I’m not. And that has to be OK too. My plan is to blog while I’m there. It takes a lot to get ready for a big trip. Planning, buying, packing, more planning. It’s not as simple as ... Read more >

Tags: china, getting ready, packing