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Acerbus Dulcis

Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | Views [702] | Comments [2]

I arrived safely back in Zhangzhou on the 14th and I haven't written for a few days because I've been busy writing up my stories from Shanghai (there are more to come) and organising my self for my next trip. I leave for Hanoi, Vietnam in a few hours ... Read more >

The Golden Monk of Zhangzhou

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Views [1813] | Comments [2]

We went to see The Golden Monk today. Dad has been meaning to take me there since I arrived in Zhangzhou, and this morning we finally went. The Golden Monk is located in one of the modern Buddhist temples in the city of Zhangzhou. The monk apparently ... Read more >

Gallery: The Golden Monk, Zhangzhou

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

Zhangzhou city, Fujian
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Huangpu River Cruise

Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [1004] | Comments [2]

Today I went on a cruise along the main river that runs through the city of Shanghai, the Huangpu River. I selected a reasonably priced (AUD10) hour long cruise that I was told had a recorded voice guide in English as well as Chinese. After twenty ... Read more >

Walking for ten hours = sore feet!

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [645] | Comments [3]

Sorry about the rather abrupt ending to my last entry. I've had a few problems finding internet cafes, and the only one I can find seems to be run by a bunch of rude idiots. Anyway, I should get on and tell you about the last few days here. Well on ... Read more >

Gallery: Shanghai

Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Hawkers, tea ceremonies and art galleries

Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [815] | Comments [5]

I've been in Shanghai now for just under 24hrs and I'm already exhausted. When I first got here I really wasn't sure what I was going to do, but in the short time I've been here...I've done HEAPS! Yesterday evenings' flight from Xiamen to Shanghai ... Read more >

No sleep till Shanghai!

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [702]

I've been back in Zhangzhou now for three days and I've been really quite bored. I do like Zhangzhou a lot, but I have the travel bug and I really want to get out and see more of China! So I've decided, as the heading suggests, to spend a week in Shanghai! ... Read more >

Gallery: Guangzhou

Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Taxis and Rams

Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | Views [1865] | Comments [7]

I had a fantastic day exploring the city of Guangzhou today. I awoke at 8am and had breakfast in the hotel resturant. I'm not a morning person at all, but there's nothing like a free breakfast to tempt you into getting up early! The breakfast here ... Read more >

Adventures in Guangzhou

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | Views [587]

The idea of keeping a travel blog is a fantastic one in theroy, until you realise that it's almost impossible to update it as much as you'd like. It has been too long since I wrote in here. I even have one previous update that I'm still in the middle ... Read more >

Gallery: Xiamen

Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Just another day in Zhangzhou

Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | Views [663]

I've had one of those days that make your head pound and all I feel like doing is having a beer! I found out that some bastard has my credit card number and is starting to pilfer money out of my account. Although it took me what seemed like days to ... Read more >

HELP protect the endangered mountain gorilas of Virunga!!!

Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | Views [982] | Comments [2]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's main gorilla park in Virunga, has been seized by rebel soldiers. This means already endangered mountain gorillas, their carers and the people of Virunga are in serious danger. Gorillas have been caught in cross ... Read more >


Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | Views [1452]

Lucy is my favorite person I've met here in Zhangzhou. Out of all of the students here at the college, she is one who really genuinely wants to become friends with me. I'm not just a novelty to her. She's friendly, intelligent, open minded and funny.... Read more >

The Ruizhu Temple + Q&A at the Language Center

Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | Views [1289]

On Sunday Dad and I went to the beautiful Ruizhu Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Zhangzhou city. Just before we got there, we stopped at the Lon Wen Ta gardens which has some beautiful lily ponds and lots of potted bonsai trees. That was about ... Read more >

Gallery: Lon Wen Ta Gardens, Zhangzhou

Sunday, 2 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Ruizhu Buddhist Temple, Zhangzhou

Sunday, 2 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Bike Riding

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Views [648]

I'm feeling much better today and I think my tummy bug has almost completely gone, thank god. HOORAY! Today I went for a bike ride around the quiet part of the city. I'm becoming more and more relaxed riding my bike around Zhangzhou. It's safe as ... Read more >


Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | Views [1370] | Comments [10]

I've caught a fairly standard and inevitable travel tummy bug. I was warned and did all I could to prevent it, short of wearing one of those plastic full body radiation suits. I haven't eaten anything suspect, I have only drank bottled spring water, ... Read more >

Visiting the Hakka Earthen buildings of Yong Ding

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [2352] | Comments [2]

On Saturday morning we dragged our selves out of bed at the ungodly hour of 6:30 in order to drive to Yong Ding and visit the beautiful Hakka Earthen buildings. First stop was the city of Longyan so we could pick up Jenny the owner of the Longyan ... Read more >

Gallery: San Ping Buddhist Temple, Pinghe

Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Yong Ding Hakka Earth Buildings, Yong Ding

Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Missing Home

Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [469] | Comments [3]

I'm a very emotional and passionate person, so I have a tendency to get very home sick.  I miss my family and my friends more than anything. I spoke to two of my close friends on MSN tonight, Sarah and Emily, and it made me realise how much I miss ... Read more >

Longyan Weekend

Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | Views [764] | Comments [5]

This weekend we drove 100kms north west of Zhangzhou to the city of Longyan. Geographically, it's quite a small city with a population of about 3 million (small for a Chinese city!) It's surrounded by mountain ranges and has two large rivers ... Read more >

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