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Apr 26, 2014 - Terracotta warriors and chicken feet

The longer I spend in China the more uncertain I am about my reaction to it. Just as I'm getting very impatient with the appallingly rude way people behave on public transport, I then meet some totally charming and friendly people on the train, keen to practise their English and offering me food and snacks. I'm finding the over-exploitation of historical sites annoying, but then the caves at Datong were stunning. Another example is checking into the hostel here in Kaifeng. It was my first brush with Chinese officialdom. I arrived in the...

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Six months in Asia

Mar 15, 2011 - Kaifeng: Not Quantity, but Quality

After my classes one Saturday, Ben and I decided to go to Kaifeng. We got to the bus station, got tickets to Kaifeng and sat in comfortable seats that were entirely too close to the seats in front of us. Around an hour and a half later we arrived in Kaifeng, waved down a taxi and made our way to the hotel someone suggested for us. Upon arrival we were soon to realize that this particular hotel doesn’t accept walk ins. Thankfully there was an English speaking man at the counter who was gracious enough to translate for us. We then asked if...

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Memoirs of Alicia

Apr 5, 2010 - Kaifeng - a home to many religions

After a ten hours overnight ride by train this morning we arrived in Kaifeng. Kaifeng is a rather small town (“only” 600.000 inhabitants) and is said to having been able to preserve its historic architecture, which is the main reason we had decided to come here – that and because we thought it would not be overrun by tourists (which is true). Since we could not book a hotel room from Beijing over the internet (and making a reservation seems to be of no value in China – pays first, comes first regardless of any reservations…), we were a bit...

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Peter's World Tour

May 1, 2007 - Vaer hilset kammerater! (Kaifeng)

Saa er det blevet 1. maj. Her i Kinas gader er der (man troede ikke det var muligt) flere mennesker end normalt. De har vist gang i en hel masse forskellige festligheder over hele byen. Endnu flere kinesere, der staar foran en butik og gjalder i en mikrofon end ellers, endnu flere akrobatshows og andre optraedelser. Det gaar nok helt amok i aften! Guiyang var... som sagt, doedsyg. Store betonhuse prydede gadebilledet. Vi var der nu kun en nat, fandt en kaempe Wal Mart (i kinesisk udgave) under en af deres store parker. Saa vi var gjalt...

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