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Apr 27, 2014 - Guilin again

Sunday 27th April This morning we had a sleep in; we didn't leave the hotel until 9:30. The day was overcast and it had rained heavily overnight. Our first stop was one of the large parks, where after climbing several hundred steps to Mount Diecai we were able to get great views of Guilin and the karsts that surround it. Being a Sunday there seemed to be many locals out, or perhaps they were tourists, as the Chinese weekend seems to be Friday and Saturday. The children were at school today as later in the afternoon we saw them leaving...

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Apr 26, 2014 - Guilin

26th April Guilin is a city with a population of around 400,000, small for a Chinese city. It is a very popular spot for the Chinese tourists. The city is beautiful with lakes that surround it. The geography of the surrounding area is stunning. Along the Li River there are innumerable steep mountains with many caves that have formed in the eroded limestones karsts. We took a four hour boat ride along the river. Many of the locals now work in the tourist industry rather than farming. The destination of the trip was Yangshou, a small village...

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Nov 23, 2011 - Hiking Mt Emishan

Ok,so last night we were about to hike Mt. Emishan when I hit the wrong button. I still haven't found the cursor keys on here, if anyone knows please email me! Mt Emishan reminded me of a ski resort in the off season. We took a bus to a cable car, but opted to walk up. This is a very popular place and in order to preserve it from the hordes who climb it, the paths are all concrete with flagstone steps. I really don't like steps.....but off we went. Past the houses and the guest houses. China is one huge redevelopment t project and every...

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Abby's Big Trip

Nov 22, 2011 - China week 2

Hello from sunny(well sort of) Yangshou,China. To my great surprise, I managed to get on here, but sadly the photo button is still Breyer out. this time next week I will be in Australia, so just maybe imwill be able to get some photos uploaded then. China has been a surprise. Very modern with sn enormous amount of construction going on. I thought that once we got past Beijing and Shanghai we would be in be in smaller cities, but the population is such that most places are fairly large. Let's see..... Last week we started with the...

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Abby's Big Trip

Apr 22, 2010 - Places Were You Dont Want to be - Guiyang

21-22. April 2010 This morning: same procedure as yesterday. Via Internet and on the phone we could get no information of whether or not Angela’s flight would operate today. Thus again we went to the airport, again I had Angela to wait in the line and again meanwhile I went to speak to the staff of the Aeroflot office. Surprisingly, they told me that Angela’s flight would be operating. So far so good. Due to the flight cancellations of the past days the line of people standing in front of the check-in desk must (without exaggeration) been...

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Peter's World Tour

Oct 15, 2009 - The High Table Dinner

Hi All, Things are finally settling down here in Zhuhai. I made it home from the national holiday safe and sound and now I'm back into my fifth week of classes. I'm developing a routine and not feeling quite so out of place....by that I mean I've grown used to the ackwardness that accompanies me whenever I meet a Chinese person who is not one of the few friends I now have. Thank god for those friends I do have. They treat me normally. They keep me sane. A few days after I arrived back in Zhuhai from Kaili, I attended something called a...

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ZHUHAI

Oct 11, 2009 - Kaili Part 2

Hey All, Wow. Kaili was quite an adventure, and quite possibly one of the most memorable trips of my life. It's been less than a week since I was there, but it feels like ages ago. It was so fun...I want to go back on every holiday. I want to move there tomorrow. I want to understand a place and unique and complex and Guizhou province. Zhuhai is so boring in comparison. Ok, it's Sunday night right now and also so so much has happened since Kaili, so I will finish Kaili (although I probably need so much more time than I have to explain all...

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ZHUHAI

Oct 2, 2009 - Kaili :)

Hi All, Right now I'm in Guizhou Province in a little city called Kaili. I am on a homestay with my good friend Mallory from Concordia College in Moorhead, and we are staying with John (Jianghao) who is a freshman from UIC. This is my first homestay of the year and it has been a pretty exciting time. We are here for 5 or 6 days to celebrate National Day Holiday, which is the CCP's 60th anniversary. So much has happened so far that I can barely process it all. Ok...Here goes. So we left the UIC campus on Wednesday morning at 12 o'clock and...

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ZHUHAI

Jun 14, 2008 - Episode 4: Water World

Day 9: Well I think it's day 9, I am rapidly loosing all sense of time. Believe it or not I am back in the 'village' of Yangshou. The reason for this I shall explain in the latest episode of our trip. Following the green mile Tom and I stayed in Guillin for the day, I recovered and Tom wondered around the city doing odd bits. We booked onto a train to Nanning for the following morning, aiming to then go onto Hanoi from there. Everything seemingly fine we were happy with the days progress. Day 10: Boarded our train at Guilin at 8.20 in the...

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Jun 11, 2008 - Episode 3: The Green Mile

Day 6 (i think): We decided to travel straight from Guillin to Yangshou. This was suppoesedly a 'small rural village', housing 300,000 people- not quite what I call village. Despite the constant hassles from people trying to sell us stuff, this place was a bit more of what I was expecting of china. We got linched as soon as we got there. A guy who's 'english' name was Larry spotted us and so the nightmare begins. We were so tired we got pursuaded to book into the smelliest, dampest, mosquito infested room with no air-con for 3 whole nights....

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May 2, 2007 - Kaili - Guiyang

Wow, no smoking, no spitting and a highway... We moved on towards Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, and enjoyed from a normal and nice bus ride. Average Chinese bus speed is 25 km/h and we had wondered why the 200 km ride to Guiyang was only supposed to take two hours. The answer was a highway and a proper bus. As if these facts alone would not already made us happy, there were no spitting people and a non smoking policy on board. We reached Guiyang quickly and started walking towards the hotel area. At least that was what we...

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Apr 28, 2007 - Zhaoxing - Kaili

Worst alarm clock ever... We travelled ca. 10 hours towards Kaili. Being woken up by screaming cocks for most of our time in China, we had assumed this is the most annoying way of being woken up. Zhaoxing proofed us wrong. Villagers were preparing for a ceremony and slaughtered pigs next door to our hotel at 5:30 in the morning. The poor animals were chased down the streets and their terrible death screams went on for twenty minutes. When walking down towards the bus station you could see the blood running down the drum tower square and...

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