China

Country number:
43
Territory number:
48
"Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it."
Chinese Proverb

Tales from China

China - Beijing - A Giant Sauna - Battleship and Blossom Tour Part 3

The nine million bicycles in Beijing have dwindled to about three. There are at least nine million cars instead, probably more, as it has...
The nine million bicycles in Beijing have dwindled to about three. There are at least nine million cars instead, probably more, as it has a population of 22 million.
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China - Kashgar and Xinjiang Province - Down the Karakorum Highway 1

This is autonomous Xinjiang Province, in and out of China like a yo-yo, and increasingly home to millions of Han Chinese being imported to...
This is autonomous Xinjiang Province, in and out of China like a yo-yo, and increasingly home to millions of Han Chinese being imported to Kashgar to dilute the local Uighur Moslem population.
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Hong Kong and Macau - The Las Vegas of Asia - South Eastern Pacific 6

I’ve had varying reports on Macau. It’s reported as nothing but casinos, tawdry. But I’ve always wanted to go and never quite managed to...
I’ve had varying reports on Macau. It’s reported as nothing but casinos, tawdry. But I’ve always wanted to go and never quite managed to fit it in before. It’s fascinating
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China - Cruising the Yangtze Gorges - South East Asian Filler 2

The next two Yangtze Gorges, though less sheer, are prettier than the much lauded first. I prefer the mountains with the stalky green steps...
The next two Yangtze Gorges, though less sheer, are prettier than the much lauded first. I prefer the mountains with the stalky green steps of the rice terraces leading up to their pointy peaks.
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Eastern China - Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou - South East Asian Filler 1

I am in Shanghai and I have the most amazing hotel view from 27 floors up right down the river & across to the...
I am in Shanghai and I have the most amazing hotel view from 27 floors up right down the river & across to the Bund. Well worth the money.
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Hong Kong - The Vertical City - South East Asia 5

We take a bus across Hong Kong Island and wander around Stanley Market crammed with prints, cheap Chinese clothes, Tiger Balm and gaudy ornaments....
We take a bus across Hong Kong Island and wander around Stanley Market crammed with prints, cheap Chinese clothes, Tiger Balm and gaudy ornaments. None of them are tempting and the meal on the terrace in Stanley Oriental restaurant is much more satisfying.
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China - Through the Middle

It was really a good route right up through the middle, of China with a wiggle to the west and Sichuan/Yunnan) taking...
It was really a good route right up through the middle, of China with a wiggle to the west and Sichuan/Yunnan) taking in all the major tourist sights. In those days touring was still very controlled and there was a lot of army surveillance, hotels were dubious and the many diverse sights amazing
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Hong Kong - More East Than West - Round the World 1

I have Heard Hong Kong described as east meets west, but it's decidedly more east than west. And it’s very aggressive. Old Chinese ladies...
I have Heard Hong Kong described as east meets west, but it's decidedly more east than west. And it’s very aggressive. Old Chinese ladies seem to take a delight in barging you deliberately out of the way.
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Tibet - The Roof of the World - Overland from Kathmandu

Tibet is a long time travel ambition, ever since I had read The Third Eye, by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa as a twelve year old...
Tibet is a long time travel ambition, ever since I had read The Third Eye, by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa as a twelve year old (Rampa was later revealed to be a plumber from Devon called Cyril Hoskins)
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