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Foreign places Famous Faces All that digging in the sand at the beach when i was a little girl paid off and i finally reached China.

Gallery: Christmas with the kids

CHINA | Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Christmas celebrations in our classroom
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Gallery: Twisted Christmas 2007

CHINA | Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Christmas Day lunch and other antics
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Gallery: Lunch time with Grade 1

CHINA | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

These are pics from a typical day in the dining hall at school
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Back to Beijing

CHINA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [626]

11 hours on trh train ride back to Beijing. We left at 8pm and arrived at 8am the following morning. The train compartment we had was a 6 berth. I really didn't like travelling that way. I had the top bunk and it was difficult to sleep on. For the first ... Read more >

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Xi'an Whine & Dine

CHINA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [529]

Would you like some cheese with your Whine ? Its not always roses when you are travelling, and sometimes you just have to say what you really think because that’s when the true essence of the holiday shows through. When the question “So how was your ... Read more >

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Xi'an bad beginning, happy ending

CHINA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [1006]

As I said, we planned ahead and actually booked a private room in a Youth Hostel recommended from the Lonely Planet.; We had been poshpacking so far but knew that we had to start budgeting down. A man carrying a sign with my name on it greeted us ... Read more >

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Destination 4 - Xi'an

CHINA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [602]

After the train ticket debarcle and getting hard seats and no sleeper for the 11 hours to Xi'an, we had finally arrived. Tired and cranky is the best way to sum it up. Not much speac eon those hard seat trains. We did have fun along the way. In fact, ... Read more >

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Destination 3 - Beijing

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [964]

ALL ABOARD THE SUZHOU TO BEIJING EXPRESS Well its express if you call it 10 hours on a train over night. 7pm to 7am. It was exciting, We travelled via train in soft sleeper carriage. Soft sleeper is a cabin with two bunks – top & bottom on either ... Read more >

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Destination 2 - Suzhou

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [1344]

Now was time for Corey to finally see where I had been living since I arrived in China. Believe it or not, we caught a cab from Shanghai to Suzhou. 400 yuan later. We were being really lazy and it was a bit of a luxury. Its not something I thought ... Read more >

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Destination 1 - Shanghai

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [1356]

This was the first blog I wrote on my other travel website so you may have already read it before. I have added some extra bits. Have I comeback to Australia or am I still in China ? Shanghai via Five star hotel doesn't feel at all like we are ... Read more >

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The Not So Brief Outline

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [1105]

Where did we go ? Shanghai – Suzhou – Beijing – Xi’an – Beijing – Ulaan baatar (Mongolia) – Bejing – Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai (and then me back to Suzhou after taking Corey to the airport) How long was the trip ? 5 weeks What did we do ... Read more >

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China Trip - Introduction

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [591]

Yes I’m still here in China, thought it was time to get the blog back up and running. I still haven’t managed to get all my photos up from the trip - there are over 1000 and I sure don’t want to bore you to death. Other peoples holiday pics aren’t really ... Read more >

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Gallery: Transmongolian Railway

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

First class train ride
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Gallery: Mongol Mania

MONGOLIA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Staying at a Ger Camp
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Gallery: Suzhou

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

City Sights
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Gallery: Summer Camp Field Trip

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Mountain, Cave & Park
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Gallery: Beijing

CHINA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: School Life - Grade 1

CHINA | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

PE Festival
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Gallery: Chinglish

CHINA | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Signs in english - be amused
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