Category: China

A Ray of Coolness

After all the bullshit. that has happened in the last couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling pretty down – and a bit pissed off at this point. Anyways, this evening I stripped my packs down to assess what things I still have, and repack before heading to the airport tomorrow. In doing so I ran across the card everyone gave…

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Farewell Slap In The Face

Ah my last few hours in China, and someone has stolen my internet tablet from the restaurant of the hostel. I set it on the table and got up to speak to someone at another table, forgot and went downstairs, and by the time I realized and went back upstairs, it was gone. Since there was nobody else around, I…

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DENIED!

So thanks to the PRC 60th anniversay celebration coming up on the first of October, the government has stopped issuing permits for foreign travellers in Tibet – apparently there is a fear of violent uprising. Of course this wouldn’t be directed at foreigners, but I believe the fear is that this might be witnessed by foreigners. Unfortunately, I just found…

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Dali & Shangri-La

After getting over being sick I was finally able to see some of the sites around Dali. I took a bike down to the lake, rode through the backstreets of a small village on the lake, and back up through the rice fields to old town Dali. It is harvest time, so it was interesting to see all the rice being…

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Touring The Touristy Sights

After leaving Hong Kong, I stayed the night Shenzhen because the train to Guilin was full. I was able to purchase an expensive soft sleeper ticket for the next night. That was better than being stuck in Shenzhen for two more nights. I went to a hotel that had decent reviews on hotelworld.com, which turned out to be a total…

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Hiding Out In Nanchang

Well it’s Sunday, 18:04. I’ve been hiding out in my hotel in Nanchang, working on the site & uploading pictures, for the last three days. I had a feeling that the “broad band connection” advertised by the hotel would not exactly be fast. However, it’s definitely the fastest connection I’ve had in China so far. Still, It takes about a…

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