A Chinese Odyssey travel blog

A Chinese Odyssey

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Welcome to our latest trip journal! This time, we are off to China. This tour is going to be amazing, but it has been quite an exciting journey just to get to the departure day!
Our trip began on 27 September 2018, but it has been 15 months in the making. The journey really began in July 2017, when we investigated a Luxury Escapes deal for a 20 day tour of many of the tourist highlights of China and decided to take the plunge. The story since then has had a few twists so, by way of introduction, I have made entries for the key dates and events leading up to this trip. You may find the lead-up interesting but, f you only want to read about our travels in China, start at the entry for 27 September 2018.

Happy Trails,

RandA

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
An unwelcome surprise
 
10 
 
 
Still a bit worried - and hopeful!
 
11 
 
 
A positive step
 
12 
 
 
Help! I need a defibrillator!
 
13 
 
 
What a bonus!
 
14 
 
 
Up, up and away!
 
15 
 
 
We made it!
 
16 
 
 
A bonus tour of Shanghai
 
17 
 
 
A great start to the tour
 
18 
 
 
Our first long drive
 
19 
 
 
How to pack a three hour drive into...
 
20 
 
 
Yellow Mountain - during Chinese...
 
21 
 
 
Our first High Speed Train
 
22 
 
 
The ‘Real’ China!
 
23 
 
 
The long ride is nearing its end...
 
24 
 
 
The Yangtze, at last!
 
25 
 
 
Three Gorges Dam and more
 
26 
 
 
What do coffins and champagne have in...
 
27 
 
 
Amazing Shibaozhai
 
28 
 
 
Pandas and history
 
29 
 
 
Transit day
 
30 
 
 
The Warriors, at last!
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