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  • Day29

    Tag 30 Xian / Shanghai

    May 10 in China

    Shanghai ist ein Traum. Es kam mir so vor wie bei Onkel Japan. Es gab 7Eleven und Family Marts (da kauften wir auch in Japan unser Essen ein). Es war schön,einen Blick auf die Skyline von Shanghai zu werfen. Und am Abend gingen wir in eine Bar die sich im 87. Stock von einem der Wolkenkratzer befindet.

    #Shanghai
    #Wolkenkratzer

  • Day20

    Huangshang (Yellow Mountains)

    July 24, 2017 in China

    8 uur gehiked door de Yellow Mountains! Het is niet goedkoop om in China een natuurgebied in te gaan, maar toch trekken Chinese toeristen er met busladingen naartoe. Als je in het park bent loop je dan ook tussen hen ingeklemd rond en stoor je je aan de megafoons van de tourguides. Maar als je even wat verder loopt dan zij, heb je het hele oerwoud voor jezelf.
    Koppig als we zijn, gingen wij naar boven lopen in plaats van met de kabelbaan te gaan, zoals alle andere mensen. Nou dat hebben we geweten.. uren aan een stuk klommen we bergopwaarts. Er leek geen einde aan te komen. Het was gelukkig wat koeler in de bergen dan in de stad maar desondanks waren we kletsnat van het zweet. Uiteindelijk kwamen we bovenaan de berg bij een hotel uit, waar we meteen twee blikjes drinken achterover sloegen in de bar. De uitzichten waren van een andere wereld. Prachtige rotsen (meer bruin dan geel overigens), mistige bergtoppen, donkergroene dalen en goudkleurige vogels. We hebben helaas geen apen weten te spotten.. De spierpijn voelen we na vijf dagen nog!Read more

  • Day57

    Huangshan

    October 16, 2016 in China

    Gestern errreichten wir nach einer fünfstündigen Zugfahrt Huangshan. Das Thermometer kratzte schon an der 30 Grad-Grenze. Jedoch fühlt es sich wegen der feuchten Luft nicht so heiss an. ☀️
    Wir flanierten durch die schönen alten Strassen von Huangshan, ehe wir früh zu Bett gingen. Denn heute begann unser Tag schon um fünf Uhr morgens. Mit dem Bus ging es an den Fusse des Mount Huangshan, auch bekannt als Yellow Mountain. Mit der Seilbahn durchquerten wir den Nebel und konnten die wunderschöne Berglandschaft geniessen.
    Leider mussten wir selber laufen und wurden nicht getragen... 🏃🏼😄
    Heute Abend geht es mit dem Nachtzug nach Yichun. Von dort geht es über Changsha nach Guilin!
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  • Day8

    Fast trains and slow boats

    December 2, 2017 in China

    We left Xiamen on Wednesday aboard the bullet train. We whistled at top speed through some pretty huge cities and some rural areas where we saw farmers with oxen pulling plows. China is such a study in contrasts.

    Our first stop was Putian where we took a car (Uber equivalent that Maria can get at a moment’s notice through a phone app). A little lady near the train station magically appeared and we trustingly left our luggage with her for the day. Everyone here has a small business going on if they are not in some official, uniformed position.

    We headed back to the coast and took a ferry to Meizhou Island the birthplace of the Mazu culture which seems to be some sect of Buddhism who worship this goddess Mazu. It was all a bit confusing given the lack of English translations that made any sense. Anyway, we walked up to a series of temples and hired a nice lady to tour us around the island. Then it was back to Putian -where our luggage was right back where we left it, and another bullet train to Wuyishan where we arrived late to our very Chinese hotel named the Jooch.

    Wuyishan is a beautiful area with dramatic buttes and a river that meanders through the area. It is a key tea growing area -although finding a decent cup of tea was surprisingly difficult and expensive!
    Our hotel had been a Best Western hotel in the recent past but is no longer that brand so as Mike says, it was all fur coat , no nickers. Meaning it looked great but was missing some important things. Our room was lovely and quite comfortable. The lobby bar billed on the ads is no longer but we managed to get a half decent bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the restaurant which took 3 people to sort out. The boys reported that the local beer was good.

    Our 2days in Wuyishan were very active. We hiked three times including a real grind to the top of one mountain called the Heavenly Peak(I think, again limited English signage), It was like a 45 minute stair master. Views at the top were nice. The place was very crowded, as with most attractions here. We certainly got lots of attention as this area is not really a Western tourist draw and people kept exclaiming about us wearing shorts. We also took a leisurely bamboo raft ride down the Jiuqu river.
    The fellow steering our raft seemed a bit concerned about our total weight given his rickety raft. I doubt he was concerned about Maria. Although he grumbled a lot probably in hopes of getting more money from us-he and his buddy managed to steer us deftly through the rapids and to a safe landing downstream.

    Got a question about the “facilities”. We have been off the usual tourist track so mostly squatty potties. They have been very clean though. I’m well equipped with my toilet provisions and if there is a regular toilet for disabled people I use it shamelessly. We hear that China is trying to attract more foreign tourists and has a Toilet Revolution starting . This is the name given to all large government initiatives.
    Late yesterday we arrived via another bullet train to Huangshan . We are staying at a lovely little boutique hotel near the base of the Yellow Mountain scenic area. Today we are due to go up and hike around the top area. Onward!!
    Must run, being called to breakfast.

    Heather xx
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  • Day20

    ....the Shanghai Storm!

    Tickled by another Chenglish translation at breakfast for the cocktail sausages as "breakfast bowels" (see photo).
    Speaking of bowels, Emma has discovered the best remedy for constipation to be excessive watermelon consumption.

    As planned cycled to the lagoon this morning. Gill decided to rest up, as cough still raging and have a busy few days in Shanghai ahead. Very determined to get better, Gill is taking all shady Chinese medicine and immunity boost sachets religiously. See photo of bamboo forest view from window for Gill's Moganshan contribution.

    The lagoon ('Big Wu Reservoir') was stunning, and Emma couldn't wait to go for a dip! However, the relief from the cool mountain water didn't last long, as a community officer soon came down to inform her that swimming is prohibited. Emma reluctantly climbed out, and Cassie explained that we were unlucky as this rule only seems to be enforced on weekends, and the lagoon is safe! Bought more delicious watermelon on the ride back and freshened up for lunch.

    After a 2 hour bullet train from Dequing to Shanghai we check into our hostel.
    You would have thought at Gill's age she would have learned to go with her gut instinct, and in signing up for the 'drunken dragon pub crawl' it would be just that. Never one to shy away from a night out on the town, she did enjoy meeting people from different trips, but did not like the last club. Why is it always English men that want to feel your backside?! Emma was thoroughly entertained by some crazy dancing by a large Chinese man, and 3 bars, a party bus and a very noisy club later we made it home around 3.30.

    Gill & Em x
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  • Day117

    Huang Shan

    December 24, 2014 in China

    Saw sun rise at this beautiful place and did a 10 mile hike to see some other scenic area in the Huang Shan area. There are total of 72 peaks and only 20 are accessible. And of that 20, some are often closed for a few years for nature preservation. This mountain is well visited by local tourists, and without schedule closures, nature would not be able to rebound from the constant wear and tears.

  • Day118

    Xidi and Tunxi old street

    December 25, 2014 in China

    Xidi is a small town near HuangShan. It is a 900 year old Hue style town. An interesting place to visit. We also stopped by the Tunxi old streets to buy and eat some local food. Happy to be with my family during Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Day116

    Huang Shan

    December 23, 2014 in China

    Hiking one of the most gorgeous mountain in China-- Huang Shan. I've been wanting to do this for a long time and it is great to be here with the whole family. I always thought the mountains and trees in Chinese paintings look very abstract, but being here prooves that they were not abstract afterall. This mountain is breath taking!

  • Day5

    Day 4/3 Hongcun

    April 3 in China

    Hongcun, originated during Song Dynasty (960-1276), is praised as the most beautiful village in China. It is famous as the ancient village in the Chinese painting. The most beautiful sites are the Moon Lake, the crescent-like pond surrounded by several grand dwellings, and Southern Lake Academy, a private ancient school served for the village. One interesting fact is that the whole village is arranged in the shape of an ox.Read more

  • Day7

    Day 6 Yellow Mountain

    April 5 in China

    Trek in the West Sea Grand Canyon  Today's trek is about 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles) and takes approximately six hours.  After watching the sunrise at the Refreshing Terrace, hike to the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion and then down to the West Sea Grand Canyon. The hiking trip covers the most essential parts — the 1st ring, 2nd ring, Button, Plunk Way, and Fairy-Walking Bridge — taking about five hours to finish the circuit. Lunch will be arranged flexibly by your guide. It takes about one hour to hike to Baiyun Hotel. Enjoy buffet dinner at the hotel. Read more

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Anhui Sheng, Anhui, Province d'Anhui, 安徽省

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