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Asia » China » Liaoning » Dalian September 27th 2019

27th Sept: A lunchtime train got me in to Dalian in the early evening. The train ride was quote annoying as it was just so noisy. The subway into the city and to where I was staying took about an hour. It was easy to find my hostel and I was impressed by how nice it was, even if I did get lost in the labrynith like corridors. After dumping my stuff I headed out to meet a friends that lives in the city. I loved the location of my hostel, right by the water. I liked that the surrounding area was all lit up. It looked really pretty and reminded me a bit of Busan. My friend soon arrived and we headed off to get some dinner. He recommended a place about a 15-20 minute ... read more
Xinghai Bay Bridge
Xinghai Bay Bridge
Xinghai Bay Bridge

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 23rd 2015

Final class and a quick visit to Langlang Dumpling restaurant.... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 23rd 2015

We took a cab ride to Forum66, yet another way-way-up-upscale mall. On the way home we decided to walk at least part of the way and we came across a bustling, noisy city park that had all sorts of organized dancing, rides for kids, firecrackers, and (of course) people selling stuff. There were going to be videos here of the craziness, color, lights, and noise but this site has disabled their video server... that's a real shame. We'll post them on Facebook when we get access again. Turned out we walked far enough towards our hotel such that we could just hop on the subway a couple of stops and voila we were back at the Sofitel.... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning August 22nd 2015

Just a few shots from today.... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 21st 2015

Today and tonight, we picked up our laundry at a local shop, taken the metro north to Beiling Park, a famous, 3.3 million square meter public space, got on a random vehicle within the park taking us to 'who-knows-where' (turned out to be the opposite end of the park, which was a good idea)visited the Zhaoling Tombs, had cotton candy, rented a paddle boat, had tea in the Club Lounge at the Sofitel, and finished off with a dinner at Western restaurant "Olive's" where we met the chef and had a very nice dinner.... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 20th 2015

Here we say good-bye to Beijing with a visit to the Legation Quarter and Wangfuxing Market, hop on an Air China flight to Shenyang, and discover that we have been upgraded to Club level at the hotel and get a special discount on dinner because it is Chinese Valentine's Day!... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 16th 2015

Mostly shots from SUT and dinner at the Sofitel... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning August 14th 2015

First day in Shenyang. Took subway to main shopping street and walked to the Imperial Palace.... read more
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Dalian February 19th 2015

Geo: 38.92, 121.65Dalian is a coastal city which is a popular holiday resort. Because it was Chinese New Year, lots of people were about and there was a party atmosphere. We had a welcome party of dancers on the quayside and in People's Square kids were flying kites. We had an overview of the city from Green Hill viewing platform and drove all the way round Xinghai Square which is the largest in Asia, larger even than Tiananmen square. It is surrounded by exotic buildings and the lights are in the shape of acacia flowers which is the city flower. The city is famous for its Police horses which are all ridden by women. There is a sculpture to them in the square. There is also a massive horizontal sculpture which goes up at the sides. ... read more
Ship decorated for New Year
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Asia » China » Liaoning » Dalian July 1st 2014

... China makes California look authentic! This, at least, seems to be the perspective of most Western visitors to the Middle Kingdom. Last week I had the chance to spend 6 days in Dalian, a harbor city in China's North-Eastern Liaoning province. Dalian, also called the "Hong Kong of the North" (...), is relatively small with about 6 million inhabitants in the urban area (thats about twice the population of Ireland, mind the detail). However, in China the city is relatively famous for being livable and lively, as well as for its seafood and OK university. As my trip was mostly work-related, I had the chance to meet other professionals from all over the globe and got plenty of time to talk to them. Some of them were in China for the first time, others were ... read more
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