Category: China

Hong Kong, China

Day 112 – 4/6/16 Kowloon Island, Hong Kong (HK) Terry feeling better this morning so we went for breakfast with most of the group who were staying on an extra night or two in Hong Kong. First we farewelled the American group (Alicia, Mariel, Augusto and Ron) heading back to the US. They were such a …

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Longji, China

Day 109 – 1/6/16 Ping’an Village, Longji (near Guilin) We left Yangshuo at 2pm for what we thought was a 3 hour bus ride to Longji, but due to the heavy roadworks from Yangshuo to Guilin (every part of the road under construction) we didn’t arrive at Ping’an village until 6.30pm. Needing a break, (the …

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Yangshuo, China

Day 107  – 30/5/16 Yangshuo (near Guilin) The flight from Xi’an arrived into Guilin city just after 10pm where a private bus was waiting to transfer us to Yangshou, 1.5 hrs drive.  The first thing we note is the high humidity and dampness, The previous two weeks the area experienced a lot of rain with …

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Xi’an, China

  Day 105 – 28/5/16 Xi’an City Wall and Muslim Quarter This morning the group walked to the city wall of Xi’an dating back to 1374. What we hadn’t realised when we arrived yesterday was that the hotel was within the full city walls still intact today. Located in the center of Xi’an City, the Xi’an …

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Shaolin & Longmen Grottoes, China

Day 102 –  25/5/16 Shaolin Monastry We arrived by train into Zhengzhou city station at about 7am. The hard sleeper booked by the tour company was budget, so 6 bunk beds to each cabin – Maura had been allocated the top bunk (very narrow) and Terry the bottom bunk with another of the group in …

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The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall Day 100 – 23/5/16 Mutianyu Great Wall of China The bus arrived at 8.30am to transfer us to Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, two hours from our hotel. The first thing we noted of our bus driver was his accent – he sounded as if from Cornwall, England when speaking Chinese. …

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Beijing

Day 97 – 20/05/2016 Nanjing to Beijing Our train was due to leave at 10.09, so we didn’t need to rush as we already had our tickets for the express train direct to China’s capital. We went out looking for breakfast and found a street vendor selling a thick pancake/bread item that was cooked on …

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