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YANGSHUO PHOTO GALLERY

An adventurous stop in Yangshuo where we hiked to Moon Hill, rock climbed at Twin Gates Mountain, rented bicycles to ride to nearby villages and braved the Chinese traffic on a scooter. An adventurous stop...
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A DAY CLIMBING IN YANGSHUO

Our taxi came to an abrupt halt and everyone on board let out a collective groan. Up ahead the Jingbao River, full and flowing fast due to recent heavy rains, had submerged the crossing and our driver refused...
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ZHANGJIAJIE BAJIE YOUTH HOSTEL IN CHINA

At the end of a long train ride we arrived in Zhangjiajie early on a rainy morning and, using the directions given, caught the local #6 bus into town. Thanks to a heads up from an English-speaking local, we...
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SHANGHAI CITY CENTRAL INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL IN CHINA

When we arrived in China we needed a little rest time and the Shanghai City Central International Hostel was a good place to do just that. For three days we hibernated in our air-conditioned room and the...
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ZHANGJIAJIE PHOTO GALLERY

This is one of those destinations that I feel I completely failed in capturing in this gallery. The grandness of the natural wonders of Zhangjiajie just can't be captured in pictures! Visiting the natural...
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GETTING USED TO CHINA

China—it’s growing on me. It was quite a culture shock after arriving here, having just left China’s quiet and conservative neighbor Japan, and maybe I was ignorantly expecting them to be somewhat...
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WHY ZHANGJIAJIE NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

As a relatively unknown destination for Westerners, Zhangjiajie is a small city in China that is the gateway to some of the most stunning natural wonders in the world. If you are like us and enjoy the beauty...
How to plan for the Trans Mongolian Railway

CHINA TO RUSSIA: PLANNING THE TRANS-MONGOLIAN

While planning the first few months of our world trip, we knew we wanted to go to China and Russia. Instead of flying country to country, we curiously looked up the Trans-Siberian Railway as an alternate...