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The Machang

The Machang

by meganeaves at 2008/9/29; Views: 2391; Comments: 0;

Long before  I ever arrived in China, I had been hearing rumors from my recruiter  and local officials about some horse club where I might  get the chance to visit or even teach, if time allowed. Havi…

The World of Tsingtao

The World of Tsingtao

by meganeaves at 2008/9/29; Views: 3132; Comments: 1;

Traveling in  China during the May holiday is absolute mayhem. No one can get anywhere  because everything is crammed full of people exercising their one weeks  worth of annual vacation to go home and…

24 Hours in Zhejiang Province

24 Hours in Zhejiang Province

by meganeaves at 2008/9/29; Views: 2422; Comments: 0;

Having a rare common weekend off, my American friend and I opted to travel  to a place we'd heard a lot about. Hengdian is supposedly the Hollywood  of China, and we even went so far as to check out t…

Pumpkin Masks and Cat Ears

Pumpkin Masks and Cat Ears

by meganeaves at 2008/9/29; Views: 2134; Comments: 0;

Pumpkin Masks  and Cat Ears  During the  month of October, I taught my students about Halloween. Anyone who knows  me knows that I am a total sucker for spooky stuff, costumes, and any  kind of Hallo…

Yantai - The Middle of Nowhere

Yantai - The Middle of Nowhere

by meganeaves at 2008/9/29; Views: 1893; Comments: 0;

There are never  train tickets available on any of the national holidays in China. You  cant book them in advance (that would be too easy), so you are left  queuing for days the week before you tr…

The Pagoda Seekers

The Pagoda Seekers

by meganeaves at 2008/9/29; Views: 1701; Comments: 1;

China is a country of paradoxes. Nothing can really prepare the  average,  self-respecting foreigner for the reality of modern China. I'm  currently sitting on a  hard seat in a double-decker train be…

My stories

My stories

by meganeaves at 2008/9/29; Views: 790; Comments: 0;

I have contributed many travel stories to this website. Several are available here:  http://www.chinatravel.com/my/megan/story/

Beijing, Xian and Yangtze Cruise

Beijing, Xian and Yangtze Cruise

by lucia at 2008/9/28; Views: 2363; Comments: 0;

We were walking downtown Xian. It's so hot you could fry rice on the pavement, which only intensified every dirty, rotten smell, which managed to emanate from every building and alley you passed. The …

Touring Guilin with My Customers

Touring Guilin with My Customers

by david chen at 2008/9/27; Views: 1026; Comments: 0;

Day 1:  I got the schedule in the morning and was  eager to know the nationality of my last group before I left for the north in  my hometown to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year . Unfortunately,…

Hainan Island, China

Hainan Island, China

by chinatravel at 2008/9/26; Views: 1649; Comments: 0;

It is interesting to note that while the island of Hainan in southwest China is the country's number two holiday ravel destination (in between Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan and Yunnan's Lijiang)…

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