Category: China

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10 things I hate about China

10 things I love about China: 1. People driving without rear lights at night. 2. Traffic rules do not apply to anybody. 3. Rip off the tourist the way you can and make him pay for things that are normally free. Sell to the tourist 4 times the price. 4. Spitting in the train and everywhere else. 5. Throw the …

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Small dreams come true

I have been sitting in the bus for 2 hours 30min already. Had a short nap as well. All day I was dreaming about watermelon, but then I didn’t want to take it up to the mountain. Unexpectedly one of the bus drivers started carrying and offering watermelon for everyone and free of charge! Very …

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The Solar Eclipse (continued)

Everything has started on 21st July. First we have tried out our cameras with Steven, colleague from United Kingdom. Everything looked perfect. Bright sun disc in the image. We have packed and went to have lunch into nearby restaurant. I think I told you about the bony fish already that was delicious but got stuck …

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The Solar Eclipse

I have seen it! We have made it! I feel so lucky! I am going to eat now, since I didn’t eat before the Eclipse, just to avoid the curse. Just in case.

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Disco in Guangzhou

Here I am sitting with my backpack and waiting for my pork and drinking strange taste tea, but this story is not about that. Yesterday I thought I will not be able to leave the hostel as it was raining so strong and the wind was super strong! The flower pots were turn down and even …

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Skyscrapers in Guangzhou

Yesterday evening I came up with an idea to go to a big book store and maybe buy a book to read, since sometimes I am bored in the train, when I am sitting for 20 h and thinking. I found it quite easily that book store. 5 store building for a book store! Anything …

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Beautiful Guangzhou

I have met a Spanish guy near computers in the hostel and we started chatting. Why I meet interesting people when they are leaving? Maybe because everyone is backpacking and going all different directions. That is the beauty of backpacking. I went out to eat something. I got really fatty noodles for 7 RMB. Well …

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Arrived to Guangzhou

I am already in Guangzhou in the hostel. I will go to the city. That trip was with adventures. First I got off in the wrong station. One stop too early in some small town. Still half an hour on train to Guangzhou. Good that I have asked a member of staff, so she pushed …

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Still on the train

It is 6:30 am. I am still in the train. It turns out the trip is not 12 hours, but 14! The morning is very beautiful! I have slept a little bit, but not so well. People were spitting all night on the floor and kept waking up. I even lost appetite to eat anything. …

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On the train to Hai’angang

I have slept a little bit in the train. Sunset was amazing and even took some photos from the train. The train is very loud, crowded with local people. Suddenly it got really hot. They switched off the air conditioning. It is because they are loading the train to the ferry! Huge ferry! It looks …