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Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang July 28th 2019

Hi All, Just a quick stop over in the big city before moving on to do some village hopping around KaiLi. Must admit we have been having quite a bit of trouble on our travels so far this summer in finding hotels that will accept foreign guests. We have had to resort to CTrip on a couple of occasions already. So finaly found a hotel, Austin Boutique Hotel, near the massive QianLing park, which was a bonus as it was the only place we really wanted to visit. It's a great area to stay with the park, a local market and lots of cheap small restaurants nearby. So an afternoon in the park walking up QianLing Shan to visit HongFu Temple. Along the way we came across the wild monkeys who live on the mountain there. ... read more
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Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang April 1st 2018

Qingyan Ancient Town,is one of the most famous historical and cultural towns in Guizhou Province, it is situated 15 kilometers away from my school, wich is in Huaxi district, in the southern part of Guiyang city. The beautiful ancient town has got an area of over 700 acres and was originally built in 1378, during the Ming dynasty period (1368 - 1644). Nowadays Qingyan ancient town has become a great tourist attraction, especially during the weekend. It took me about one hour and a half to reach Qingyan town due to the traffic jam and crashes that usually happen here, but slowly slowly I safely arrived to my destination. The bus just left me on the main road and to get to the ancient town I had to walk for about one more kilometer. At first ... read more

Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang November 10th 2015

Before leaving Guiyang, I must still visit there the Hongfu temple, near the summit of Quianling Shan mountain (1300m), and also the Renmin square with the tall Mao statue. Anshun is just a two hours bus ride distant, so that might be managed all in one day. checkout at the hotel. motorbike ride from the hotel to the Quianling Park,15Yuan. park visit and climb to the Hongfu temple. walk througj the town centre, from North to South. visit to the lovely Jue Yuan temple and the Renmin square. walk to the hotel to retrieve my backpack. motorbike ride from the hotel to the bus station near to Guiyang's train station, 15Yuan. 14:30 coach towards Anshun, 1h30, 35Yuan. city bus 4 to Anshun's train station, and check-in at the hotel. Cash problems. This afternoon, neither Visa, neither ... read more
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Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang November 9th 2015

Kitsch and Bicycle day. Visit of the Tian He Tan karst region and of the Hua Xi wetlands, both are parks, some 25km SW of Guiyang. motorbike ride to He Bin park bus station, 10Yuan. bus 211 from He Bin to Tian He Tan (terminus), 2Y. Tian He Tan karst park visit (100step bridge, boat ride through the wet cave, walk through the dry cave, Nepalese bridge over canyon 3Y, zipline over the valley 37Y) 67Y admission. minibus from Ti He Tan to Hua Xi, 6Y. bicycle ride through the wetlands, 1.5h, 20Y. bus 202 from Hua Xi to Guiyang, 2Y. city walk to the hotel, 10 minutes. !---! Novotel Guiyang Downtown, 503Yuan. ... read more
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Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang November 8th 2015

Leaving Xijiang. village shuttlebus to the toll gate, 5Yuan. bus from Xijiang to Kaili, 9:30-10:45, 15.50Yuan. bus from Kaili to Guiyang, 11:00-13.50, 50Yuan. from Bus station to the Hotel, 40Yuan for a 20 minutes ride (as nobody could explain me how to get in the city). An incredible surprise at Kali's bus station ! See the first picture. !---! Novotel Guiyang Downtown, Guiyang, 413.10Yuan.... read more
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Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang October 29th 2015

Sandu is Shui autonomous county in Guizhou province. They are famous - among other things - for textile, pictograms (very old ones), jiu qian jiu (alcohol with herbs), and their New Year, celebrated around October. ( Of course they follow lunar calendar, but basically the celebration move from one village to another for the whole month, and the big ones would happen on weekends. So, not so hard to bump into a celebration.)... read more
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Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang April 29th 2015

This is the first blog for our 25 day holiday in China from 28 April to 23 May 2015. Our travel program was too busy and wifi service was too slow for me to load the blog, hence publishing this first blog on our return. Guiyang The Miao and Dong Province in Southern China 28 April – 30 April 2015 We were dropped off at the Brisbane Airport by Adam at about 7.30am and were excited to be going to main-land China for the first time. We have only been to Taiwan and Hong Kong, and both were in the 1970s. We flew with China Southern Airlines and flew via Guangzhou to Guiyang which took about 10 ½ hours and our guide Jacky was waiting for us at the airport. After booking into the Trade Point ... read more
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Anshun City Region near Haungguoshu Waterfall (17)
Huaxi Park in Guiyang southern China (3)

Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang August 2nd 2014

One night here in Guiyang before flying for a quick overnight back in Wuhan for my flight back to SFO. Stopped here for a night on my way to Zhenyuan as well. Had tried to avoid returning to this gritty, crowded city that provides little reason for a tourist to stop save for the fact that it is the capital of Guizhou province and, thus, the transportation hub. Had a flight booked from Guiyang to Wuhan, but considered taking a train directly from Kaili, a short bus ride from Xijiang, to Wuhan instead just to avoid Guiyang. Unfortunately, sleepers were already sold out by the time I thought about this option and a sleeper was the only option in view of the minimum 14-hour trip. Ending up in this city again is wearing on me, especially ... read more
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Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang July 23rd 2012

Today is the first day of the second week of the training program. We have a wonderful group of teachers this year who have been quite patient given the circumstances. Our materials did not arrive until thursday last week so we have been trying to piece together a program of study for this these teachers with some chapters from a teacher training workbook and some lessons and materials downloaded from the Internet. It was not exactly easy putting all this together but since the materials have arrived it's been easier to draw from some of the exercises to present new ideas for activiites. Unfortunately the program is only 2 weeks long this year instead of 4 so we will not be able to achieve all that we were able to do in the past 2 summers. ... read more

Asia » China » Guizhou » Guiyang February 12th 2011

Photos: ....the human mind cannot remain a blank sheet as it prepares to visit a new place. It fills the sheet with preconceptions, half-remembered comments, snippets of things read &, when that's not enough to cover it, the crudely scribbled imaginings of what it MIGHT be like. The resultant image almost always bears no resemblance to the location. The plan is simple. After a couple of days in Nanjing with Greg & Linda, get on the train to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, where Miss Piggy will meet me & take me to meet her new boyfriend & his family. Never expect a smooth run. As you know already if you've read any of these newsletters the simplest plans can quickly go awry in China. ..... …..a light flurry of snow this morning. Exciting for ... read more
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Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum, Nanjing
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