Blogs from Liuyang, Hunan, China, Asia


Asia » China » Hunan » Liuyang September 10th 2010

I left Yangshou in the morning to go back to Guilin so I would be able to catch the night train to Changsha. Changsha was just a large city with a park that I never saw, Lonely Planet even said you would be disappointed if you went there. Thankfully my real destination was not Changsha it was a small city about two hours away from Changsha called Liuyang. This is the fireworks capital of the world. Since I knew I was going to China I wanted to see a fireworks factory, actually well before I even thought of going to China I wanted to see one of these places. I figured what better place than the fireworks capital of the world. I decided I better email some of these places to see if they would take ... read more

Asia » China » Hunan » Liuyang May 21st 2009

After a 3-1/2 hour bus ride that turned into a 4-1/2 hour ride we arrived in Louyang about 45 minutes late. The road was really rough, too rough to read, the driver went really super slow, stopping for the men to take pit stops behind bushes on occassion. We finally arrived in Louyang but Ryan Townsend, who was to meet us, was nowhere near. Mike and I went out to the street and looked around but no Ryan. I didn't have his number so I tried Feng who didn't answer, then Jiang-Jiang and ZhaoWong who didn't answer either. My battery was dying fast and we were going nowhere fast. I finally called Nate who said he would call Ryan and send me the phone number. Soon after a woman came by and asked if we needed ... read more

Asia » China » Hunan » Liuyang March 8th 2007

I arrived in Changsha after about 7 hours on the bus. Unfortunately we pulled into a remote bus station and so I had to catch a cab into the center. Once I got to the train station I called Dan and arranged to meet up with him in about an hour. In the meantime, I headed over to Micky D's to get some food and find some peace amid the chaos of big-city China. Well, I got food, but peace was not forthcoming inside the packed McDonalds. It seems that McDonalds is big in China, very big. I did managed to find a table, where I dumped my stuff and sat down to read the trusty lonely planet. It took no more than two minutes before a trio of little kids was hovering around me. At ... read more
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