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China. Back to Hong Kong

We awoke in our somewhat sketchy hotel after a lovely and thoroughly restful night. We checked out and found that our awesome Thai place was not open yet. So instead we took the public trolley to the Marriott, where our … Continue reading

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China. 3 cities in 2 days – it is possible, but we ended up in a sketchy hotel as a result…

China Day 9: Bus back to Chengdu As we had a couple days ago, we awoke early for breakfast. This time, we ate at the Sheraton buffet (same as the night before), despite breakfast being free at our current hotel. … Continue reading

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China. Photography in Jiuzaighou National Park

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China. Getting to Jiuzaighou National Park

China Day 7: Bus to Jiuzaighou Aside from everyone smoking, another problem is that everything starts at 8am (tour buses, trains, etc), but our hostel did not start serving until 7am. Thinking this would be no problem, we got to … Continue reading

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China. Guilin City and onto Chengdu

Guilin City After a rainy night we slept in a little bit and really enjoyed resting. Being cold makes getting out of bed tougher too. We had contemplated a Li River cruise, but seeing that the weather was still raw … Continue reading

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China. Guilin and Rice Paddy Field Trip

The two main reasons to go to Guilin, according to the book anyway, are to cruise the Li River and see the dragon’s backbone rice terraces. Guilin is a place where the mountains rise almost vertically out of the valley … Continue reading

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China. Hong Kong

Sunday, Nov 8th – Hong Kong Our flight from Saigon to Hong Kong was somewhat silly. Besides departing at 6am (meaning waking up at 3:45am, yuck!), we found ourselves on a 2 hour United Flight with about 500 passengers. Just … Continue reading