China

China by train – Chengdu to Beijing D318

China by train – Chengdu to Beijing D318

It will be fair to say, that after our last China train experience, we are a bit apprehensive about our second attempt. It took us a whole day of running … Continue reading

Pandas in Chengdu – no Kung Fu, but I want one

Pandas in Chengdu – no Kung Fu, but I want one

The Chengdu Panda Base is located in the outskirts of the city and makes for a perfect day trip. Housing 83 pandas, it now probably has the biggest captive population … Continue reading

 
The long train ride in China – K651

The long train ride in China – K651

It is virtually impossible to get a train ticket in July out of Guilin. We tried our luck in Yangshuo, unsuccessfully, after which we came back to the city to … Continue reading

Pre-post fun – the Chinese train story

Pre-post fun – the Chinese train story

A little game of imagination.
You are carrying your heavy backpacks through the crowds, the heat of the day is squeezing the last juices out of your body and you finally … Continue reading

 
After a week in China – the reality

After a week in China – the reality

To say it has been hard would be an understatement. After 5 months traveling on land through SE Asia, without luxuries and on a tight budget, we thought we are … Continue reading

Yangdi to Xingping boat on the Li river and onto unpleasantly surprising Yangshuo

Yangdi to Xingping boat on the Li river and onto unpleasantly surprising Yangshuo

Our first official stop in China – Guilin and Yangshuo – had been decided both because of the beautiful scenery that one can find there and for its close proximity … Continue reading

 
Apparently in China people speak Chinese, ha!

Apparently in China people speak Chinese, ha!

I have traveled in Japan, where few speak English and none of the signs mean a thing, but China so far is proving even harder. We spent more than 2 … Continue reading