Terracotta Warriors

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4th Sept. 2017 Why? It’s not the first time we’ve visited an ancient site and been left with a question (and I suspect that it won’t be the last). Today we visited the museum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum, …

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Xi’an Day Tour

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3rd September 2017 So our Silk Road Tour begins and, fittingly, today we visit the Shaanxi History Museum to learn about this epic road from China to Turkey, which is actually a number of different trade routes. Over the next …

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Left To Our Own Devices

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1st & 2nd Sept 2017 And so, our detour to Yunnan, the second phase of our trip is done. We head on feeling that there is more of Yunnan that we would have liked to have seen – both north …

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Walking Tour Around Lijiang

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31st August 2017 The next day began with more wandering around the streets as we headed for the Black Dragon Pool Park, which is the water source for the Old Town. The park was built in 1737 and is a …

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On To Lijiang

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30th August 2017 Today we head north to Lijiang taking in sights and scenery en-route, though fortunately it is as shorter drive than the one to Dali. The first stop is a visit the small town of Xizhou to admire …

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Dali In A Day

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29th August 2017 This morning, Teddy promises us a tour of the old town on foot. As we head off, he explains that the south side of town is for tourists and the north for locals – and that’s where …

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The Road to Dali

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28thAugust 2017 Our expectations have been set that today’s drive to Dali is going to take around 7 hours as we have to drive back through Kunming. So, Teddy asks us to be ready for breakfast at 7:15 to allow …

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Stone Forest

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27th August 2017 On our way to visit the Stone Forest we had an added bonus to our itinerary, which was lunch at a famous duck restaurant, however being Sunday and also very popular this meant that we had to …

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Coming To Kunming

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26th August 2017 Having said goodbye to Rob and family in Taiwan we head for the airport by train, which is all very straightforward. We are curious about how China will compare with Taiwan and how we will manage without …

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Changhua – Taiwan Pt. 2

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22nd – 26th August 2017 The drive back to Rob’s apartment is straightforward and as we get close, we recognise some of the buildings and landmarks. The apartment itself is familiar, though we had forgotten how hard the beds are …

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