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Mar 6, 2007 - start the trip on the train

This's 6th May 2007, i finish the lunch and start the new journal. The girl send me the the bus station, it look a hour get to the railway station. Be honest, i didn't take the local train for couple years. This's still spring festival season of China, be crowed on the station squre always. The train 2571 start on-time, it will take 12.5 hours get to NanNing. I get the lower sleeper, but really hate a man who sit agaist me who smoke in this public area without even ask our' opinion. When he take his 3th cigratte, i asked him to smoke...

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Mar 1, 2007 - Big day out.....to Sanshui

I had an early start to the day. Up at 7am, to enable me to be ready to head down the hill by 8.15, to get a #1 bus into the city. Blue Sky and I are off to Sanshui, which is about an hour away' from here, by bus, to visit Brenda and Nancy. Brenda is a nursing student, who is doing her final prac. work in a hospital in Sanshui, in preparation for her graduation in July from college. And Nancy is a year behind her in her study. Nancy's family live in Sanshui, and next week she will be back at college in Zhaoqing. I got on the bus to find...

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Feb 17, 2007 - Train to GZ

Planned to leave home at 11 am but about 11.30. Got security man to ring for a taxi. He rang them again, and eventually we started walking down the hill. Met taxi before the railway bridge. Almost no queue at train station!! Second in line, and got tickets for 2.07 train. Left baggage with the man at the waiting room, and got another taxi into town for lunch. Back to Dynasty. Taxi back to station, went past the flower market, and lots of traffic, so very slow trip! Arrived, retrieved our luggage, and found our seats on train. I was tired,...

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Feb 14, 2007 - Guangzhou and stretching tea

Hello or should I say 'knee-how!' We have made it over to Guangzhou and are practicing the fine art of miming everything that we want or need as English is very limited here! It's a lot of fun though and we are placed in rather a nice hotel for the same price as our dorm bed in Hong Kong! For Miss Lawty and other tea lovers out there I should explain stretching tea....erm....I think it was to mix condensed milk with the tea. This sounds awful and sickly...but I really enjoyed it despite the fact that I can't stand sugar in tea! So get...

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Feb 13, 2007 - Guangzhou

Arrived today on the train from China. I've already met Karl the Norweigan who builds schools in Tibet, and have been shown around the city by Greg the anthropologist, from Belgium and Beijung,Its big and just what i thought it would be like. I'm staying in a protected area of the city which is very pretty, called Shamian Island. most people staying there appear to be backpacking like myself or from America and here to adopt a Chinsese baby. More fun awaits me as the place warms up for Chinese New Year. There will be firecrackers and a...

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Perrin's Big Trip

Feb 4, 2007 - China

We finally boarded our train at Hung Hom, Kowloon. The 12.05pm non-stop to Guangzhou province in China which eventually left at 1.45pm. The train doesn't feel a dramatic enough way to enter China for the first time ever, so smoothly and in just a few short hours, but it was certainly a very comfortable way to travel. Will there be a big difference when we cross the over land border from HK in to China? It was only after half an hour, when my mobile phone started to scan for the local networks, that we realised we must have crossed in to...

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Oct 30, 2006 - Train journey to Guangzhou. (in Barb's words)

Andy and I had our last breakfast at the canteen, then back to the room, to finish off the packing. We were so organized, that Lin and I had time to sit and knit, to try and fill some time!! We got a taxi to the Zhaoqing train station, to catch the 11.55 train. We had bananas and apples for lunch. Andy and I were sat on a two seater , facing a three seater, with a little table between them. The seats were comfortable, and there was a fruit trolley and various food trollies as well. The ticket cost us 29 yuan, which is a lot cheaper than the...

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Oct 19, 2006 - Enter China and Afternoon Tea

A very early start compared to what we have been doing, and over to Kowloon to the main railway station again. Our journey today what take us over the border and into China. After getting through ticket checks, we were shown through some glass doors, and Immigration and customs, and then at last I saw the train. They do not board trains at starting points until just before departure. We had booked first class tickets. A swift boarding of the Hong Kong operated train and we were off. We got complimentary coffee, juice, papers and some Danish...

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Sep 20, 2006 - guangzhou

I was a little worried on our flight to Guangzhou because nobody had to take their shoes off, but since I could get on the plane with a bottle of water I figured any trouble could be doused in a hurry. The flight went great. August loved the airport and likes riding around in the van seeing new stuff. Luan jumped up and down when she found out we got to go on another plane. SHe was so excited about being in a new place and so overtired that she couldn't fall asleep last night. I ended up taking her out for late snack at 10:30. We watched...

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August

Sep 15, 2006 - Escale a Hong Kong -no 2

OK ca fait film de James Bond...On repart demain matin (samedi) pour Tokyo mais au retour de Tokyo on passe une journee complete ici. Cette ville est fascinante, c'est la Chine d'hier et de demain. Ca bouge, ca sent, c'est bruyant !!! On croise encore des vieux tramways a deux etages, il ya encore des etals en plein air ou on peut acheter de tout et le vieux ferry Star qui fait la navette en Central et Kowloon et juste a cote le train Express de l'aeroport et des gratte-ciels futuristes !!

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Aug 29, 2006 - Off to Guangzhou

Well, as you all understand the 6am call was a bit of a rude awakening, but that is how it is!! Downstairs for breakfast, and then back to the shuttle bus to the airport. It was still too dark for photos, which is a shame, as there were some very impressive looking mosques to be seen. On my way through to the departure lounge, I did manage to send a quick message from a computer station, which did not even cost anything!! Our plane left at 9.30, on a warm KL day. I slept for a lot of the journey, which was good, as it can get a bit boring...

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Jul 29, 2006 - Guangzhou (Canton), China

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2006. GUANGZHOU, CHINA. On the long bus ride from Yangshuo to Guangzhou, I reconsidered my travel plans. I've decided to continue my travels in China by flying to Lijiang in Yunnan province to hike Tiger Leaping Gorge. Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton, is, like many Chinese cities, urban sprawl. The province, Guangdong, is also where most of the early immigrants from China migrated to the West, including my family, for many reasons including economic opportunity, war, and (fleeing) Communism. For this reason, Cantonese,...

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