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The Ancient Town of Shuhe-An Idyll Far Away From the Hustle and Bustle of City

The Ancient Town of Shuhe-An Idyll Far Away From the Hustle and Bustle of City

by chinatravel at 2008/5/21; Views: 2375; Comments: 0;

Tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, I was attracted by the Ancient Town of Shuhe, a compact village hidden in the forest located four kilometers to the northwest of Lijiang city in Yunnan pro…

Learning Chinese

Learning Chinese

by coconut at 2008/5/15; Views: 1484; Comments: 0;

Late one night, on a train departing Kunming, I staggered into a dinning car. It had been a rough day. There had been problems with the bill where Id been staying. Id also lost some money, and on top …

Taxi ride in China

Taxi ride in China

by catherine at 2008/5/9; Views: 1260; Comments: 0;

Taxi rides, taxi rides and more taxi rides… If you're a world traveler, then   you've probably heard people complaining about taxi drivers ripping you off.   I've heard these complaints in Bangkok, Ne…

Olympic Green

Olympic Green

by Megan at 2008/4/29; Views: 2444; Comments: 0;

I did it. I found the 2008 Olympic Green. And let me tell you, it was no small accomplishment. It was late August 2006 and, the Games being 2 years away at that time, the site was still under major co…

Street in China

Street in China

by Christopher at 2008/4/28; Views: 1502; Comments: 0;

The  one topic that always comes up no matter which foreigner I'm talking to is the  vivacity of Chinese streets.  No one  visits China  and leaves unimpressed by the liveliness of the city streets.  …

Bond on The Bund

Bond on The Bund

by Christopher at 2008/4/28; Views: 1020; Comments: 0;

I remember finding her in front of the house waiting for me.  We had just spoken on the phone so I wasn't  surprised, but I still lost my breath when I saw her.  The feeling forced its way up from ins…

The Real Greatest City on Earth

The Real Greatest City on Earth

by Megan at 2008/4/28; Views: 1944; Comments: 0;

I am writing from a 13th floor, archaic  high-rise hostel. It's hot and the door is ajar, opening out onto a small  balcony housing the washing and the garbage, allowing the distant traffic,  pounding…

My Unforgettable Day in the Forbidden City

My Unforgettable Day in the Forbidden City

by lavender0108 at 2008/4/28; Views: 2997; Comments: 0;

The sky is blue today. Compared to the frequent overcast weather in Beijing, it is really a fine day for a tour. After having our breakfast with the local specialty- Chairman Mao's Red-Braised Pork, w…

The Biggest Multi-cultural Metropolis in China-Shanghai

The Biggest Multi-cultural Metropolis in China-Shanghai

by lavender0108 at 2008/4/28; Views: 2323; Comments: 0;

Shanghai, located in the middle of Chinas eastern coastline, the biggest multi-culture metropolis in China, attracts millions of visitors home and aboard. I always dreamed of experiencing this fascina…

Chinese New Year in Canton, Guangzhou

Chinese New Year in Canton, Guangzhou

by Lucia at 2008/4/28; Views: 1993; Comments: 0;

Erica and I had few days in Guangzhou last year.  Coincidentally, our stay covered  most of the  Chinese new year holiday when we had a  chance to have a brief taste of that event The Chinese Spring …

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