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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 15

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 15

Hong Kong We got up at 7.30am to catch a bus and ferry across to Hong Kong. We got the bus at 9.20am, which took about an hour, then the ferry which took around 2 hours. When we arrived we tried to get a cab…

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 14

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 14

  Traditional Chinese breakfast I was the first to wake, which is most unusual! Apparently neither Will nor Mark had slept well. We went to a traditional yet modern Chinese tea shop in a shopping mall a short bus ride away. We ordered dim sum,…

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 13

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 13

We crawled out of bed around 11.30am. We caught the bus to a temple which was very beautiful, and made somewhat more ‘interesting’ by a bunch of middle aged Chinese men drunkenly following us around and asking us incomprehensible questions (more so for us than…

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 12

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 12

  Guilin to Guangzhou We left the hotel at 9.30am to catch a 12pm train to Guangzhou Nan (south) station to meet my brother Mark. The journey to Guilin Bei (north) from Yangshuo took about 1.5 hours. We grabbed a chicken burger from one of…

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 11

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 11

  Yulong River Rafting We decided to an unmotorised bamboo river rafting trip down the Yulong River today. We got on our bikes and followed the map through the small lanes, not getting lost this time but failing to find the right way to get…

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 9

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 9

  Getting Lost in the Mountains of Yangshuo   We got up at 9.30am and went straight down to grab breakfast. The Moondance Boutique Resort was amazing; spacious clean rooms with baclonies overlooking the river and karst rock formations beyond. Idyllic. The breakfast was reasonable…

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 8

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 8

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 7

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 7

Xi’an Terracotta Warriors   We grabbed a lovely buffet breakfast at the hotel and met with our driver outside the hotel. Will though seemed to have eaten something that disagreed with him and didn’t feel right the whole day. Our driver bought the tickets and…

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 6

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 6

Xi’an   We phoned a tour guide to arrange a trip to see the terracotta warriors the next day. We found him on a Tripadvisor forum for 350rmb. Because it was still raining hard we decided to go to two museums. We caught a taxi…

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China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 5

China and the Philippines Travel Journal – Day 5

Beijing to Xi’an – Day 5   After a slow start (nothing to do with last night!) we packed our bags until the cab came at 12.30pm for us to catch the bullet train to Xi’an.The taxi took around 40 mins to get to the…

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