Entries from 'China'

Beijing, China

Beijing, China Amazing great wall trip, forbidden city, some temples and a few parks! Heavy pollution though that caused me to have cold like symptoms and a horrible sore throat (started coughing up the grossest black stuff). I dont know how people live here and smoke cigarettes and dont all have cancer. Finally, saw other…

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Xian, China

Xian, China Terracotta Warriors and biking the ancient wall. These are the two most famous things to do in Xian. Also, Xian was the old main city in China connecting the silk trade route west. There is a large Muslim quarter in Xian blending asian and Muslim foods and culture. WEATHER – 4/5 stars My…

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Juizhaigou National Park, China

Juizhaigou National Park, China Quickly wrote this, still needs some tweaks Juizhaigou is like China’s Yellow Stone with gorgeous multicolored lakes and pretty waterfalls. This was my first real chinese tour, saved by 3 guys who spoke English! Also, I was in an earthquake and also had the worst experience of my life! WEATHER –…

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Chengdu, China

Chengdu, China Baby pandas!!! What more do I need to say. Holding a baby panda was the coolest and cutest thing I’ve ever done. WEATHER – 4/5 stars The weather was cloudy but not too cold. TRANSPORTATION – 3/5 stars So the challenge was I had to first take a train from Lijiang back to…

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Lijiang, China

Lijiang, China Lijiang is a world heritage site and is a gorgeous ancient village. It is touristy, catering to chinese tourists (really no english spoken and few english signs). I loved the town though, thought is was very beautiful. WEATHER – 4/5 stars The weather was mostly sunny and warm during the day, in the…

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Dali, China

Dali, China Ancient town in the Yunnan providence next to a giant lake between two mountain ranges. Very pretty village and location. WEATHER – 4/5 stars Compared to the warm weather of Kunming, it was a bit chilly. It was partly cloudy but still nice enough to want to walk around the town. TRANSPORTATION –…

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KunMing, China

KunMing, China KunMing is in the Yunnan providence of China which is known for having about half of the ethnic minorities in China (26). The elderly really do wear colorful outfits and big hats on a daily basis. Each minority group has different outfits. Other than that, it is a big city and the transfer…

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Guilin/Dazhai, China

Guilin/Dazhia, China The rice terraces are one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! I took a bus from Yangshou to Guilin (about two hours). Guilin is the bigger city version of Yangshou, not as pretty. I then took another bus to Dazhia village (about 3 hours) and hiked 40 minutes to another…

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Yangshou, China

Yangshou, China I took the train from Hong Kong into mainland China to Guangzhou. I just spent the night in Guangzhou before getting a bus to Yangshou. I biked around Yangshou and to near by villages, Fuli and took the bus to XingPing. This area of China is like Vietnam’s Halong Bay but on land….

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