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Month: June 2018

Guangzhou to Zhuhai, China

Day 149: Country #15.2 I became interested in learning more about what felt like two conflicting narratives around the formation of modern China, so I set out to find both […]

Guangzhou (Island), China

Day 148: Country #15.2 I went back to Huacheng Plaza first thing in the morning so I could go to the Guangdong Museum and also because I wanted to find […]

Cantonese (Guangzhou) China

Day 147: Country #15.2 There are ten’s of millions of Cantonese (a Chinese dialect) speakers in the world across numerous Chinatowns, Guangzhou and Guangdong Province, but from conversations with hostel […]

Guangzhou hospital

Day 146: Country #15.2 When I woke up, the vision in my left out was extremely blurry. After showering, it was still out of focus, indicating that something was wrong. […]

Guangzhou, China

Day 145: Country #15.2 I arrived in the early morning before any shops opened around the Guangzhou Center, but with sunny weather, I was excited to start exploring. I grabbed […]

Changsha to Guangzhou, China

Day 144: Country #15.2 With another rainy day, Changsha was living up to it’s reputation as a very rainy city, but I tried to not let it limit my second […]

Changsha, China

Day 143: Country #15.2 Changsha is the capital of Hunan province and located quite centrally in China. It was from Changsha that Mao Zedong began his political career, which resulted […]

Chongqing to Changsha, China

Day 142: Country #15.2 Before leaving for Guangzhou, my friend told me about the cable car ride across the Yangtze River. It was a little foggy, but at the least, […]

Chongqing, China

Day 141: Country #15.2 Chongqing is one of four Tier 1 cities (of 5 total) directly controlled by the national government, with it’s own unique look and feel. Located along […]

Chengdu to Chongqing, China

Day 140: Country #15.2 I started the day by going to the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum, but it was closed for renovations, so I walked around the neighborhood and […]

Chengdu Pandas!

Day 139: Country #15.2 Chengdu is known for it’s Pandas. From giant panda hedges in front of Tainfu Square to pandas hanging off the side of the IFS mall and […]

Chengdu, China

Day 138: Country #15.2 After a rough night sleeping on a chair, we began to enter a mountainous region, passing through a few riverside villages and rice farms. Interestingly, they […]

Xi’an to Chengdu, China

Day 137: Country #15.2 I decided to take a look around the walled area on the southwest corner, away from the high end shops that ran through the center, and […]

Xi’an, China

Day 136: Country #15.2 Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province (state) and a previous capital of all China. It served as the beginning of the ancient silk road and […]

High on Xi’an, China

Day 135: Country #15.2 My friend asked if I wanted to see her university. I’m a big fan of universities because, unlike museums which tell about a country’s past, and […]

Terracotta Warriors and Lights, Xi’an

Day 134: Country #15.2 My friend came by in the early morning and we set off to find the eastbound bus to the Terracotta Warrior attraction from Xi’an Railway Station. […]