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Category Archives: China

50 hours on a Chinese Train

First class on a 50 hour Chinese train may sound like a luxury travel experience to some but it depends more on your travel mates then a sumptuous interior and … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chinese Toilets

Chinese Toilets Beijing is home to a plethora of free public toilets built to keep the city clean for the Olympic games. These famously fly free toilets are not the … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Dwarf Empire – Chengdu

Sounding like a bad Hollywood movie the theme park known as the Dwarf Empire is a real place that exists outside Chengdu. Media reports vary wildly. The Western media has … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Kopy Kat Kulture

Imagine a place where copyright is dead, a place where brand identity means little and where patents don’t exist. The Chinese are exceptional at copying. They copy foreign brands and … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mainland Han

One in every eight people on the earth is Han Chinese. They are the majority in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. There is even over a million in Canada. … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mama Naxi -Lijiang

Staying at Mama Naxi’s in Liajiang is like staying with a family. The reception/dining room is full of her family members and small sleeping dogs. One dog is so old … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

China Impressions

A middle aged sweaty fat man in skimpy shorts sits shirtless smoking a cigarette beneath a no smoking sign in a relatively modern train station. We decide to steer clear … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sanya – China’s Premier Beach Resort

The trip to Sanya by bus is long. The resort is located on the tip of the island province of Hainan. Ferries shuttle boats and trains across the strait from … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Get those Bunk Beds Rolling – China on a Sleeper

Imagine a bus with two aisles. Down each side and along the middle are bunk-beds. The driver makes you remove your shoes at the door. You make your way down … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

The train to Xiamen

There is a pig leg under my bed. It’s little hoof sticking out next to my sandals. Most of the leg is wrapped in burlap. It is hard to see … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

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