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Visiting China

Whether strolling Hong Kong’s harbor or Shanghai’s Bund, you’ll find China’s cities to be a feast for the senses. Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing to begin peeling away centuries of history; temples and warriors (of the terracotta variety) are further reflections of a past both serene and fierce. Whether strolling Hong Kong’s harbor or Shanghai’s Bund, you’ll find China’s cities to be a feast for the senses. Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing to begin peeling away centuries of history; temples and warriors (of the terracotta variety) are further reflections of a past both serene and fierce.    Close

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It was green not peach!

Written by Praskipark on 29 Apr, 2013

By the end of the second day, last June, I had seen most of the sights in the Old Town of Shanghai but there was one building left I wanted to see, the Peach Garden Mosque. Obviously, with peach in the title I thought the…Read More


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The Real Shanghai

Written by Praskipark on 29 Nov, 2012

Many friends and colleagues had told me that Shanghai was the most European of all Chinese cities. This is very true but one part of the city that is still very traditional is the Old Town. The hotel we stayed in was situated on the…Read More


Tinklin' on JinLing

Written by Praskipark on 28 Nov, 2012

I have always had a fascination with maps since I was a teenager and still think they are far superior to any Sat Nav system but there are times when I just like to wander off. If I like the look of a certain street…Read More


Bus-worthy E-tkt.

Written by nmagann on 23 Oct, 2012

Waiting for bus number 101 with a Chinese office clerk, I could feel the air getting thicker and the humidity making my clothes sticky and clingy. So much for deliberately wearing loose garb. When the bus approached, Waya noticed it was quite packed…Read More


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The best walk in Pudong

Written by Praskipark on 12 Oct, 2012

There is something fascinating about a big wide river separating two sides of a city. In Shanghai the River Huangpu is one of those rivers. Having walked along both sides of the river I think I prefer the eastern side with the Pudong skyline and…Read More


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Shanghai's outrageous skyline

Written by Praskipark on 11 Oct, 2012

After arriving at Pudong International Airport in a hot sweat I couldn't wait to get out into the open to see the skyline of Pudong. I had been told by a couple of friends that it wasn't the most beautiful area of Shanghai and to…Read More


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An evocative shopping experience in Yuyuan Bazaar

Written by Praskipark on 08 Aug, 2012

On our first night in Shanghai I remember sitting in the lounge of the hotel looking through huge windows at Chinese Ming rooftops. This was about 6pm and it was still light. Within a couple of hours the sky darkened and lots of jewelled lights…Read More


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A touch of futurism in Pudong

Written by Praskipark on 05 Jul, 2012

Having never travelled before to Shanghai I didn’t really have an image of Pudong International Airport in my head and no idea what the facilities were like. Taking into account the size of Shanghai and the land space I had an inkling that the airport…Read More


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Hangzhou: Away from the maddening crowd

Written by Composthp on 17 Dec, 2011

While Beijing is known as the political capital, Shanghai, the economic hub; Hangzhou is the cultural and historical ancient capital dating back to the Qin Dynasty in 222 B.C. Today, Hangzhou is a modern city which takes pride in its historical legacy and makes constant…Read More


Buddhist Dining for Vegetarians

Written by koshkha on 26 May, 2011

If you don't eat meat, eating in China can be a nightmare. There is absolutely nothing in the Chinese psyche which seems to be able to deal with the idea that a dish can't be made better by throwing in some meat. Even when you…Read More


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