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Category: China

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. […]

Xi’an foods, China

Day 133: Country #15.2 We arrived at Xi’an Railway Station on the north side of the walled city center where we grabbed some tourist material and a metro card. My […]

Beijing to Xi’an, China

Day 132: Country #15.2 My bad luck briefly continues… After telling me to rendezvoused with her at Beijing South Railway Station to buy train tickets to Xi’an, my friend’s home […]

Great Wall of China by local bus

Day 131: Country #15.2 There are multiple ways to visit the Great Wall of China and at different price points. Full tours will charter a private vehicle. Some hostels charter […]

Fast driving sand storms thru the Gobi

Day 130: Country #16 I was told the carpool from Ulaanbataar to the Mongolia-China border, a 400 mile (650 km) drive, would only cost $20, a shockingly low price. However, […]