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Reflections on China

Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Views [384]

China was much easier to travel in then we excpected, at least in the small southern portion we explored. Transportation tickets were pretty easy and cheap to purchase and schedules strictly adhered to...well, departure times anyway. The trains and buses ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Gallery: Yuanyang

Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Rice Terraces and Tribal Colours
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Terraces of Old Yuanyang

Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [754] | Comments [5]

The trip from Lijiang to the southeast corner of Yunnan is not for those with motion sickness!  Bus, bus, train, minibus, bus...after 23 hours travel, with some frightening cliff edge drop-offs and brutal bumpy roads we arrive in Xiejie, the old hilltop ... Read more >

Tags: culture

Tiger Leaping Gorge - WOW!

Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [886] | Comments [2]

We headed out early from our lovely Gao Ke Inn in Lijiang to find the streets empty at 7am except for schoolkids heading for class. Cobblestone streets all to ourselves.  Nice.  Caught the 9:10am bus to Tiger Leaping Gorge (3hrs) and followed the Yangtze ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors

Gallery: Lijiang

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Train to Old Dali and Ancient Lijiang

Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [1536] | Comments [8]

We boarded the train in Guilin and followed the smooth rails west to the city of Kunming.  Well....lost right from the start!  Dang.  Lost in  Kunming again and again as we traversed the streets from dumpling stands to puppy markets to the wonderful ... Read more >

Tags: mountains

Gallery: Dali

Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Chinese Train Views

Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Yangshuo

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Yangshuo - Land of Karst

Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Views [750] | Comments [10]

Ni Hao!  Egads, there's just a wee bit of a language barrier here...but we've got the skills to fill our bellies at least!  We've developed a fondness for clay pots stuffed with rice that you pick all the stir fry toppings for.  They give you a little ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Hong Kong

Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Stir Fries and Smoggy Skies

Saturday, 10 Nov 2007 | Views [371] | Comments [1]

Here we are tucked twelve floors above the busiest street in downtown Kowloon, Hong Kong.  The city churns with consumerism.  It may be tough to swallow the smog-ridden air but the stir fries are really yummy, even for breakfast!  Laura even found her ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

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