Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Guangxi, China

Jun 3, 2010 - Shi Ban Qiao Village nr Yangshuo

Shi Ban Qiao, China: A Rural Retreat ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03-09 June 2010 Journey & Accommodation It takes nine hours to get from Shanghai to the small village a 25 minute walk from the centre of tourist Mecca Yangshuo. It involves no fewer than six types of transport: a subway train to the maglev train to the airport. A flight to Guilin then a shuttle bus from the airport to Guilin and a taxi from the drop-off point to the bus...

Jump to full entry

May 29, 2010 - Last week in China :(

Hello!!! :) It's been an interesting week. Helen and I started the week off with an adventure to Kunming in Yunnan province. We took an 18.5hour train journey and eventually arrived at a brilliant hostel. In Kunming we walked around the city, saw some of the sights, the Bamboo Temple in particuliar was stunning! But Helen then left to venture off to Lijiang to do Tiger Leaping Gorge. I was supposed to be going with her but there wasn't enough time in order for me to return to Guilin to catch my flight. Instead i stayed in Kunming one more...

Jump to full entry

May 25, 2010 - Li River, Biking, Rafting And Hiking In Yangshuo

If there was just one word, one place which would be the whole reason to visit China, I would tell you "Yangshuo". Nothing we expected to be just so beautiful, so amazing with breath taking views and the one place that was the icing on the cake for my Roam China trip. We arrived at Guilin train station around 5am for the hours drive to Yangshuo, and we began our visit with a beautiful sun rise over the lush mountains that we drove further towards. We arrived out our Mountain Side hotel, as our rooms weren't ready yet we went for breakfast...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Harriet's OE Journal

May 23, 2010 - Longsheng - Rice Terraces

Hello!!! What a week trekking!!! We arrived in Longsheng last Monday and stayed in the village renound for its Long-haired ladies!! On the first day of trekking we watched the Long-haired ladies in a cultural performance before hitting the road. Literally the road. i was a little worried as in my mind i had trekking to be something off the beaten track, more footpaths as opposed to a main road. But the following days made up for this as we began the real trek through the rice terraces. The walks were stunning and even despite the...

Jump to full entry

May 21, 2010 - Guilin

We have just left the Yangzi Explorer at Chongqing and have been picked up by our next guide Nancy Jiao who will take us to the airport for our trip to Guilin. We have been without Internet access while on the River for the past 4 days. But even if we had access to the Internet we probably wouldn't have emailed anyone because frankly we're tired. We never heard of Chongqing but now we know that Chongqing is the largest city in China--32,000,000 people. The numbers are just incredible. People joke that the national bird to China is the...

Jump to full entry

May 14, 2010 - Yangshuo - The week's review!

Hello!!! Well his week in yangshuo has been brilliant!!! Full of activities and a lot of variety... From caves, to climbing Moon Hill, to bamboo rafting on the Li River, to a Theatre visit, cycling and swimming in the river it has been quite an eventful week!! I wont bore you with all the details but instead will upload as many photos i can in this hour i have in the internet cafe!!! Yangshuo is a really nice place. Despite being touristy is has a lot of cultural activities and a wide variety of things to keep you occupied. It has been a...

Jump to full entry

May 14, 2010 - Kunming and Guilin

Our second day in Dali we went to a beautiful park overlooking Lake Erhai. Beautiful views out over the lake and a very tranquil setting. Not a lot of people since it is midweek, but there were some ladies doing their exercises in the park. Next we went to the three pagodas area. The big pagoda was built 1200 years ago, and the two smaller ones are 'only' 800 years old. They have survived earthquakes and uprisings, but all have a little lean to them, and you can't climb them. There is an impressive temple complex, but it is a reconstruction...

Jump to full entry

May 10, 2010 - Yangshuo

Hi all!!! Just a quick update... We have now moved to a town called Yangshuo. It is a bustling, busy town, very touristy but also very beautiful as it sits by the Li River. There's lots to do here and we have a busy schedule for this week. Met some more volunteers, of the same company as the one we are with, who are teaching here in Yangshuo. We spend our evenings and weekends togther and they are a really nice group! It's a nice change from being in the very remote countryside and now staying in a lively town. A week will be long enough...

Jump to full entry

May 10, 2010 - Nanning

Jour 7 Arrivée à Nanning en train, le midi, nous réservons deux places en couchette cette fois direction Hanoï. Heureusement qu'avant de partir le frère de Tony nous a offert un traducteur chinois-français, car sans çà, je ne sais pas bien comment nous aurions fait! Même avec, ils nous répondent en écrivant en chinois. Visiblement pour eux le chinois est une écriture universelle. En attendant le départ, nous achetons quelques souvenirs dans un marché souterrain proche de la gare. Le train couchette ça pourrait être que du bonheur si nous...

Jump to full entry

May 7, 2010 - Last day of Teaching

Ni hao! Today was our last day of teaching. It was been such a good week, a couple of trouble makers but not a problem!!! :) Today, with it being my last lesson I bought the children some sweets which I would give out after class. I had saved my favourite lesson until last... Body Parts!!!! Just like the other day with the grade fours I started by bringing a child to the front and pointing out the different parts of the body that the children had to say the name of. I then made them all as a class point to their head, arm, hands, leg......

Jump to full entry

May 6, 2010 - Teaching - Day 3

Hello!!! Today was another brilliant day teaching! Slightly more challenging in my second class, the one I like to call the 'noisey class'! At last minute I decided to change my lesson plan for the day! Origionally i had planned to do 'Body Parts' with my Grade 3 classes today and then an aerobics class for fun tomorrow with it being the last day of teaching. However, I decided the aerobics class wasn't going to go down well as a class in a school in China!!! Soooooo.... I wanted to save my most fun lesson for the last class on Friday...

Jump to full entry

May 5, 2010 - Teaching - Day 2

Ni Hao! Today was a brilliant day teaching!! I had one class of Grade Four (10-11 year olds) and one class of Grade Three (9-10 year olds). In my Grade Four class we learnt parts of the body! It was such a fun and interactive lesson. As per usual at schools in China the children continued to repeat everything i said but they soon got the gist of what i wanted to happen. We started off by identifying the different body parts and i got a different child to come up to the front and demonstrate where the body part was and i then wrote the...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  ... 23  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com