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Trying to get to Tibet

Wed, 6 Feb 2008 | By jojo2go | Views [943]

So we finally booked our way to Tibet with Sim's Cozy Travel, which is a travel agency within the hostel I'm staying at - Sim's Cosy Garden Hostel, but more on the hostel in a moment. The service lady was actually Tibetan and asked her about travelling ... Read more >

Tags: the planning phase, tibet

A Festivus for the Rest of Us!!

Wed, 3 Mar 2010 | By joshuapatterson23 | Views [774] | Comments [1]

Is the world coming to an end, Josh is actually posting another story. It has been exactly one month since he posted the last one. "What was the hold up, we want a new story", you might ask, well in an effort to be combative I am answering ... Read more >

Beijing

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 | By lha | Views [625]

After 6.5 years, I finally made it to Beijing, although I didn't get to see a lot of it. The weather was perfect on day 1, so much cooler than what I have been experiencing.  I met up with Farr, who use to work at my school and it was good seeing him ... Read more >

Mt Qomalangma!

Fri, 9 Oct 2009 | By shorn | Views [601]

Back in Chengdu now after a week long group tour in Tibet. The tour was surprisingly good, as far as those kind of things go - really good group of people on the tour, which is always the most important thing. There are many things left in the world ... Read more >

Dancing with Ducks in Peking

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 | By pixiefish | Views [551]

I sliced through with mathematical patience for the first time, accepting that balance is apart of everything and symmetry is beauty and precision combined. The ducks are placed in their rotary carnival wheel and I watch as they start to dance. ... Read more >

Tags: People

I am thankful

Fri, 4 Jul 2008 | By simsy | Views [520] | Comments [1]

here is a list from my journal of things i am thankful for during my time in Bejining so far...its so good to be reminded of how I am blessed 1. easily accessible internet 2. not getting sick so far, few bug bites, no terrible headaches 3. IKEA ... Read more >

The sun and sand is GREAT!!!

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 | By gandd | Views [432]

So here we are in Hainan, China's only tropical island. It is defenitly different to Yangshuo in many ways. The people here are lovely and always seem to be laughing (not sure if this is at us or just in general). The food is more normal, you dont ... Read more >

Spending cash in Yixing

Fri, 7 Nov 2014 | By adaptive | Views [394] | Comments [4]

I stopped yesterday in Yixing county for about 5 hours on my way to Tai'An by bullet train. Yixing is known for it's zisha clay teapots and other pottery things. It wasn't on my list before until I rediscovered that I wanted to go there because I always ... Read more >

Tags: broke, teapot, yixing, zisha

Finally

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 | By joshuapatterson23 | Views [327] | Comments [1]

OMG. I finally found an active internet connection. It is not mine it belongs to the guy living next to me, Finn. Finn is one of the other American teachers here in Shiyan. It is his second year here. He is the brother of the other American teacher, ... Read more >

trainstation

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 | By tarub | Views [291]

west trainstation was on the other side of the town, so it took me 45 mins to get there. Gladly i had reserved time. The place was HUGE. Thousands of people. I was the only western. I had to ask 4 people before i could find my platform (no english). All ... Read more >

We Made it to Shanghai!

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 | By mwollak | Views [284]

Hi all, We finally made it to Shanghai!!!!  Our flight to Istanbul was pretty uneventful and we were hoping we would be able to have enough time to go explore the city but because of visas, customs, travel, and other time constraints we decided ... Read more >

Hong Kong part One

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 | By zioned | Views [276]

Hong Kong – it is one of those anomalies of a city. You wonder how it can exist. Buildings shooting to the sky – apparently covering every inch of the small island space available. The ultimate in high end glitzy shopping – Prada, Louis ... Read more >

Town On The Move

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By mlittlefoxes | Views [264] | Scholarship Entry

I thought that taking a train was a very normal thing to do. Well, it’s not an easy task in China, especially during Chinese New Year holidays. The fact that there are 1.4 billion Chinese people out there does make a difference. I was stuck in Guangzhou ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

In thin air, the mind becomes clear

Wed, 7 May 2014 | By courtnay | Views [259] | Scholarship Entry

I am going to die here in the mountains. At 5,200 meters, where every breath is a desperate gasp, I am certain this is my fate. I try to call out to Bhakdo, my Tibetan trekking guide, but he has gone ahead to set up camp before it gets dark. As a native ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Shanghai: Twenty-Four Million & Me

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By diosa | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Dubai. Cardiff. Ningbo. I've lived all over. Mathematician. Teacher. Photographer. A glance at my CV will reveal a natural ability for a number of things and perhaps a hint of indecisiveness but it will also show you the one constant in my life: photography.... Read more >
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Tags: 2014 Travel Photography Scholarship


 

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