Category Archives: China

Final Destination – Shanghai

Shanghai is the third largest city in China; 24 million people live in this busy metropolis. Considered the most modern city in China it has had western influences for centuries. The Bund area along the river was the area for … Continue reading

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Suzhou

Suzhou – known as the ‘Venice of the East’ – is built on a series of man made canals that link to the Grand Canal.  The Grand Canal is also a man made river that flows from Beijing in the … Continue reading

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Hangzhou

Hangzhou is in southern China and is very popular with wealthy Chinese. Given the mild climate and beautiful scenery in this area many of them have luxury homes and apartments around the West Lake. Hangzhou also attracts about 20 million … Continue reading

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Longji and Guilin

We flew into Guilin and travelled north to the mountainous rice fields in the Longji region. The drive up the mountain was remarkably dangerous in a bus travelling around hairpin bends and very narrow roads at high speed – we … Continue reading

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Xi’an and the Terracotta Warriors

Travelling south to Xi’an via bullet train we passed many very large cities and large areas of food production. With China having approximately 1.4 billion people to feed, farming of every sort is huge and crops of fruit and vegetables … Continue reading

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Beijing and the Great Wall of China

We have recently returned from a 13 day tour of China which we thoroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately due to China’s ban on external social media, we were unable to use Facebook, Google or WordPress which I use to publish this blog. … Continue reading

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