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China isn't a country - it's a different world. Unless you have a couple of years and unlimited patience, it's best to follow a loose itinerary here, such as following the Silk Road, sailing down the Yangzi River, or exploring the Dr Seuss landscape of Guangxi Province. From shop-till-you-drop metropolises to the desert landscapes of Xinjiang, China is a land of cultural and geographic schisms. It's not that it has completely done away with its Maoist past - it's more that the yin of revolutionary zeal is being balanced by the yang of economic pragmatism.

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Barren desert hills behind irrigation areas: by krodin, Views[32]
Sacred Elm tree, Tian Chi: by krodin, Views[27]
Tian Chi and Tian Shan: by krodin, Views[27]
Upper temple climb: by krodin, Views[93]
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Italian Adventure

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 | By zioned | Views [23]

Here I am Italy and I am not quite sure how it happened.  I applied for the Italian homestay program many months ago and so the idea of living in Italy had always seemed remote (and unreal). Even now, I am having trouble wrapping my head around ... Read more >

A Visit to the Queen Mother of the West & parting Urumqi

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 | By krodin | Views [68]

Visiting the Queen Mother of the West  The car ride from Urumqi through what used to be barren desert landscapes was filled with new construction, highrises, and coal power plants, which may be a contributing factor to there being more air ... Read more >

Tags: landscapes, religious sites

A Day in Urumqi

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 | By krodin | Views [46]

A Day in Urumqi  We were flying at dusk as we came close to the capital city of Xinjiang province and were greeted by a spectacular scene off the left side of the plane. The Tian Shan mountains rose in rivets of brown waves to crest in white ... Read more >

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Photos: Urumqi & Tian Chi

Sat, 25 Aug 2018 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

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Dunhuang Region & Mogao Caves

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 | By krodin | Views [45]

Dunhuang and the Mogao Grottoes   When we got off the flight from Beijing we were confronted with a hot blast of air that almost took my breath away.  Yes, this is the Gobi Desert.  As we made our way with the taxi to our hotel ... Read more >

Tags: cities, landscapes, off road, religious sites

Photos: Day Trip from Dunhuang

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

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Trying new things whilst you travel

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 | By girlnomad | Views [113]

One of the biggest things that you have to get over quite quickly as a traveller is a cuisine. You have to be open to trying new foods and getting stuck in... otherwise you may go hungry. I've always been a fussy eater so my friends decided to challenge ... Read more >

Tags: china, food, mexico

Read This First

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 | By bodiekern | Views [410]

This blog is rated "G/PG." Don't put anything on here you wouldn't want attributed to you if you ever run for President, Principal or Pope. The content is all mine, except as noted. Copyright William B. Kern 2008. Borrow anything you like, ... Read more >


Wed, 1 Nov 2017 | By mikeccarson | Views [181]

I was pleased to board the Air China flight to Chengdu which took off in rain and landed in rain and fog. It felt like come home to London with friendly passengers not all of whom could speak English next to me on the plane. Chengdu is a massive airport ... Read more >

Photos: China

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 | By gemma_laing | Photo Gallery

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A journey on the Great Wall of China

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 | By gemma_laing | Views [625]

The truth  is, life is short,  none of us know what might happen tomorrow, and tomorr ow is never promised . I guess analysis of reality is left to the individual. Interpretation is personal. Everyone’s  goals, ambitions ... Read more >

Tags: china, on the road, trekking

Photos: Downtown Shanghai photo shoot

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 | By joevsworld | Photo Gallery

Photos that I toke in Shanghai with my smartphone
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Photos: Xi'an and the Warriors

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 | By sorkoo | Photo Gallery

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Our China Adventure - Part 3

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 | By sorkoo | Views [423]

We got off the train in Xi'an and it was HOT!!! My app was reading 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Seriously HOT! Thankfully our tour guide realized that all we wanted to do was sit in the AC and stay cool. So he dropped us off at our hostel and gave us the ... Read more >

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