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Thanks For the Help - But I Do Not Want To Buy Your Postcards! Experiences Interacting With Chines

CHINA | Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Views [2079] | Comments [3]

There are some days that I love interacting with Chinese people. There are other days when I want to tear my hair out with frustration. What I love about them is that they are always very helpful when you are in serious distress. At least this is ... Read more >

Tags: china, guilin, xingping, yangshou


"Fresh" Chinese Cuisine

CHINA | Saturday, 9 Oct 2010 | Views [3975] | Comments [4]

I do not think that I will be eating chicken again in China. Yesterday I was sitting alongside a river close to Yangshou, China, and I watched a lady kill a few. Okay, sounds like not a big deal, right? I mean, every chicken I have ever consumed has ... Read more >

Tags: china, food, yangshou


Adventures in 3rd Class "Hard Sleeper" Chinese Train Travel

CHINA | Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Views [5492] | Comments [4]

If you follow my blog posts then you know that I am quite used to train travel by now.   I spent 8 nights sleeping on the Tran Siberian on my way from Russia to China.   But I would like to state that the Tran Siberian was a bit of a “pampered” ... Read more >

Tags: china, train travel


My Love/Hate Relationship With Shanghai

CHINA | Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Views [2788]

I spent my last night in Shanghai at the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center.   At 492 meters tall, it was the tallest building in 2007.   What is really interesting to me is that the building it beat to be the tallest at that time was currently ... Read more >

Tags: china, shanghai


Don't Walk Barefoot in Beijing: Reflections of a Great City

CHINA | Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | Views [4489] | Comments [1]

China is the most interesting country that I have ever been to. Okay so I have the time - why not list all the countries I have been to? America, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china


To My Tran Siberian Tour Mates: Thanks for the Good Times

CHINA | Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | Views [2513] | Comments [1]

I wanted to list the highlights/low lights of the 17 day tour that I have just completed. The 16 of us spent 8 nights and 7 days on a train and thus these unique memories are bound to happen. These are the things that I don’t want to forget years to ... Read more >

Tags: china, mongolia, russia, tran siberian


Things You Wouldn't Expect on the Great Wall of China

CHINA | Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | Views [2950]

I arrived to Beijing via the Trans Mongolian railroad with one thought in my mind: “I can’t wait to go to the Great Wall of China!” I wanted more than anything to get that photograph of me in front of it. It’s one of those things on “the list”. You ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china, great wall of china, trans mongolian



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