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24 Hours in Zhejiang Province

24 Hours in Zhejiang Province

by meganeaves at 2008/9/29; Views: 2391; 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: 2103; 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: 1838; 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: 1671; 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: 779; 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: 2347; 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: 1001; 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: 1621; 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)…

Hong Kong, City of Life and Lights

Hong Kong, City of Life and Lights

by chinatravel at 2008/9/26; Views: 1630; Comments: 0;

Hong Kong! The legendary Chinese city of life and lights, where millionaires rub shoulders with fresh-off-the-boat immigrants, skyscrapers overshadow shanties and class division are as dramatic as the…

Top Five Real China Destinations

Top Five Real China Destinations

by chinatravel at 2008/9/26; Views: 1355; Comments: 0;

Backpacker savant Tom Carter offers his top five real China destinations: Shandong Where Chinese civilition as we know it began, Shandong is a wealth of history and tradition. From the birthplaces o…

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