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Nov 8, 2011 - Ganzhou

Where did we find this hotel? It's very strange. They took the room deposit, in 2 transactions for each of us, the Western Restaurant only has Chinese food and the bar has no Tsingtao Beer. The hotel is enormous but only has a hanful of guests most of the people wandering around seem to be local kids. Arrived at the airport in a torrential downpour and it has hardly stopped since. We tried to have a drink in the bar after we arrived and the person in there told us it was his private bar but invited us in for a drink. He reminded me of a...

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Apr 14, 2008 - Wuyuan Villages

Yes, it is tea harvesting season! Tea leaves are always new growth. Travelled from village to village here following old post roads. Wild azalea, viburnum, wisteria, iris (white with yellow throat), wigelia (sp?), osmanthus and many other unidentified plants.

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Nov 21, 2007 - Beijing

Well after a great flight (we were able to upgrade to Business Class with United for a very reasonable price)we landed in a very smog filled Beijing. Our guide was there and took us to the hotel were we were turned in early. The photos above represent the highlights of our vist to Beijing which include the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square (no tanks in sight), the Forbidden City, a cloisonne and carpet factory, opera school and the summer palace. Hotel is great with all ammendities and food has been plentiful, good and interesting. After a very...

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Oct 24, 2005 - Guilin to Jiujiang (daves version)

Unfortunately we had to leave Yangshuo but we are heading towards the Yangzi River to visit Mili. Mili is teaching English in Jiujiang so it was a trip to Guilin then a 16 hour train journey to see her. I am starting to realise that transport here sucks. The train was pretty bad.It goes standing, hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper, soft sleeper. Tickets are hard to come by and so we were only able to get hard seats. Not good for a 16 hour overnight journey. [DAVE MONOLOGUE BEGINS HERE] Upgrading the tickets was the main priority, a task...

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China trip 2005

Sep 12, 2005 - Hong Kong

We treated ourselves to a nice hotel in Hong Kong which was well worth it, especially since we were so disoriented from the long flight and the very crazy place that is Hong Kong. In many ways it is our worst nightmare. It is hot, humid, crowded, polluted, and all there is to do is shop. If I had responded to every offer for a tailored suit I'd have a different suit for every day of the year. And if I'd responded to every offer for a copy rolex (at least they're honest) I'd have a year's supply of those as well. We've never seen so many...

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Oct 13, 2004 - Yellow Mountains & Hangzhou

Well I must say I am alittle behind in keeping up with these writings, but we had a short and enjoyable visit here. We stayed in a very nice hotel, which Paul was able to book throughout our trip here in China for pennies on the dollar. On our first morning here we went to West Lake one of 30 West Lakes in China, but Hangzhou (pronounced hung jo) is perhaps the most famous. One side of the lake faces the city of Hangzhou and the other sides are surrounded by mountains, which are often shrouded in mist. The scenery was beautiful as we sailed...

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Borrego Travels

Oct 2, 2002 - Jingdezhen - Pottery City

Jingdezhen is the porcelain manufacturing centre of China with some 60% of the city's residents employed in the production of porcelain. This apparently has been the case for almost a century, as potters discovered the strength of the local clay in the Song dynasty during the 12th century. Strolling through the town, we quickly came to the conclusion that this is a town that revolves around pottery. Virtually every shop was full of varying styles of pottery, from the traditional blue and white pottery with traditional designs to the...

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Parlow China Trip

Oct 2, 2001 - Jingdezhen

Jingdezhen is the porcelain manufacturing centre of China with some 60% of the city's residents employed in the production of porcelain. This apparently has been the case for almost a century, as potters discovered the strength of the local clay in the Song dynasty during the 12th century. Strolling through the town, we quickly came to the conclusion that this is a town that revolves around pottery. Virtually every shop was full of varying styles of pottery, from the traditional blue and white pottery with traditional designs to the...

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