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Oct 23, 2018 - dad's perspective: tennis in china

Tennis in China: Focus, Discipline, POWER, Nike, and Yonex are words that come immediately to my mind when reflecting on our tennis experience in China. The cultural approach to training in Asia for our sport is very different than what we see in the West. According to the coaches at the academy who have been in Asia for many years, variety is not a big part of development. Most game styles I have witnessed are the same, hug the baseline and hit extremely hard and flat. First strike tennis is the name of the game and points are ending...

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Oct 19, 2018 - dad's perspective: chinese culture and history

China Culture and History Judgement as influence by naivety, media and lack of knowledge is best to be kept to oneself! Through my Far East travels and cultural immersion the past 4 weeks, I have gained a perspective that I am embarrassed (and at the same time proud) to say is quite different than my preconception. China is an unbelievable Country and it’s people are of the most respectful, diligent, and humble kind I have ever been so fortunate to come across. The number of times I have been assisted with a huge smile is endless. Having...

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Oct 14, 2018 - my global perspective

My Global Perspective Ryan Wuhrman Prior to visiting the far East, the only exposure I have had to Asian customs was in my Mandarin class at Palm Beach Day Academy and an occasional visit to the Panda Express down the street. I used to despise taking this class when I was younger and often made fun of the language with my friends referring to class as "ching chong chinese". I had no idea why I was in the learning something that seemed so apparently different. Middle school was nearing when I began to change my thinking and realized how...

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Oct 14, 2018 - guangzhou part 2

What a whirlwind 36 hour experience Hong Kong Island provided. My adrenaline was flowing as the intensity of that city grabbed my brain and took me away from the routine in Communist China where the people are so simple and pleasant. We were impulsed with tons of shopping (LuLu Lemon/Brandy Melville/Lush) and many modern conveniences! I am happy to have returned to another full week of 12 "spinny" table meals, 11 more tennis practice sessions, 6 fitness sessions and 2 massages. Guangzhou and the tennis academy my dad is working at and I am...

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Nov 11, 2017 - Off to visit Landsa and Emma.

Today was my first excursion out of town, for this visit. I had tickets for trains to get to Guangzhou South Railway station. The first one, which was on the local light rail left Zhaoqing at 11.45. This took me to Dinghu East Station, where I crossed to the Zhaoqing East station, on the high speed train, from Guangzhou to Wuzhou in Guangxi province. I had been messaging my former student Jane, to find out the best way to get to the railway station, and she offered to call me a car to pick me up when I was ready. So I left here about 10.45,...

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Nov 7, 2017 - Delhi, India to Guangzhou, China

Tuesday 7th November 2017 Delhi to Sydney via Guangzhou China Down to breakfast at the hotel this morning and Vikas, our travel rep, was there to meet us and have a chat to us about the trip this past week. Our lovely driver Sanju was here to take us to the hotel, having driven back to Delhi yesterday from Bikaner. He dropped us safely at the airport and we farewelled him again, then checked in and waited for flight to leave at about 12:30pm. Two problems then appeared to prevent us leaving on time. First there was very thick smog today...

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Jun 6, 2017 - Swayambhunath and departing Nepal

Our last two nights in Nepal were spent at the Kathmandu Eco Hotel, a bit of luxury in the middle of Thamel. Costing 35000 rupee including breakfast per night. Our room `Mandala` included prayer wheels, ornately hand painted walls and ceiling, parquetry floor, A/C and a bath tub with a shower with hot water. One night we ate ate the Yak restaurant and again had Tibetan hot millet beer but it wasn`t as good as the beer in Pokhara. On our last day we visited the Swayambhunath stupa, or monkey temple. This is a large complex sited on the top...

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May 17, 2017 - Thamel - the noisy tourist hub

We are at Hotel Potala for two nights and our location is very central, being in the heart of Thamel which is the main tourist area. There are bars, restaurants and souvenir shops all around and the sound of music continues till around midnight. Yes truly party central. Grae's long hair invites offers of marijuana or hashish, nice! Our room is basic with a very narrow double bed, tv, wardrobe and side table. We have an ensuite with a shower, western toilet and tiny corner basin. The shower is not enclosed so the whole ensuite gets wet. The...

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Aug 21, 2014 - Take my Phone case for Avvio 775 to travel

Suntel Leather Case Cover for Avvio 775 This case I brought from online store and which is very good for my mobile phone when I have a journey.So i want to induce this good case to all of you and hope you can take the advantage of Suntel Leather Case Cover for Avvio 775. Suntel Cell phone Flip Leather case for Avvio 775 Cartera Cover Style 1.This Phone case for Avvio 775 protects your phone from dust, finger prints and damages.(we always want to take a wonderful photo about us or the view when we are out to memory the amazing moment,but...

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Aug 6, 2014 - my first trip to China Yunnan

it is my first to Yunnan China with my three college classmates. it is really a happy and wonderful trip.Now I want to share something with you and both of us can enjoy the view. Yunnan is one of the cradles of the Chinese nation. As early as 1.7 million years ago.In the han dynasty began in southern ancient silk road.It's a kingdom of plants and the kingdom of animals.As we known that there are many famous tourist cities in Yunnan such as Kunming,Dali,Lijiang.Shangrila,Xioshuangbanna and others famous places. first day,four of us have...

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Nov 29, 2013 - A Short Stop in China

Our flight left Kathmandu on time and we arrived in Guangzhou, China 45 minutes early. Must have had a good tail wind! We had originally been scheduled to have a layover of 7 hours and 50 minutes and were not looking forward to sitting in an airport, where a cup of coffee costs $10, for that long. To our surprise, when we reached immigration, the officer said that because our layover was now over 8 hours, we had the option of a free hotel room if we wanted it. We did! China now has a new rule that if you've got a layover of 72 hours or...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Gnarly Travel Day

Flight delayed 6 hours, Sat on runway for 2 hours and the flight that should've taken 45 minutes was in the air for 3 hours. Apparently we were traveling the same path as a typhoon. Suppose to arrive in Guangzhou at around 6 but ended up getting to our hotel about 3 am.

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