Archive for Category: "Getting Around"

Chinese Tourists – Have Money But Not Manners

Chinese Tourists – Have Money But Not Manners

YES – Chinese tourists travelling abroad are getting lots of bad publicity AGAIN!!! Those of you who have not spent much time travelling with mainland tourist in China or abroad may say “Has Money but Not Manners” is racist and undeserved. Unfortunately in so many cases, this title is well deserved. There are a lot

Chinese – The World’s Worst Airplane Passengers

Chinese – The World’s Worst Airplane Passengers

Flying in China is an experience because of the sheer numbers of people who fly, because of all the massive shiny new airports sprouting like mushrooms as China modernizes at an incredible rate and because of the behaviour of Chinese Passengers. Passengers of all nationalities and cultures can be obnoxious with a plan ticket in

Trash Collecting & China’s High Speed Bullet Trains

Trash Collecting & China’s High Speed Bullet Trains

Travel On High Speed Bullet Trains in China One of the many wonderful things about travelling in China are the amazing contrast and extremes you see here that don't happen anywere else. Last week I was in a hurry to get back to Changchun from Beijing and bought a standing only ticket on a high

Travel on the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway Bullet Train

Travel on the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway Bullet Train

Travel on the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway Bullet Train With a potential top speed of 380kn/h, the high speed bullet train between Beijing and Shanghai is the world’s fastest scheduled train, the stuff of legends and the holy grail of train travel in China. I’ve wanted to travel on this train ever since the

Kungfu Training for Chinese Flight Attendants

Kungfu Training for Chinese Flight Attendants

Part of being addicted to travel involves obsessively reading the travel section of my favorite online newspaper, The Age. Had to laugh when I read an article on how the cabin crew of Hong Kong airlines are taking Kungfu lessons. If you are an obnoxious drunk, impolite flirt or don’t fly well, BEWARE. I’ve posted

China – The World’s Fastest Underwater Railway

China – The World’s Fastest Underwater Railway

Was reading up on recent developments on train travel in China and came across an article about the famous Guangzhou-Shenzhen/Hong Kong train. I’ve included the body of that article below for you to check out. Basically the improvements planned for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen/Hong Kong train will really change travel between those two cities.   In the

Trains – The Best Way to Travel in China

Trains – The Best Way to Travel in China

Ok, so you have arrived in China, you have a hit list of places to visit and now you need to work out the best way to travel to all those great places. When it comes to how to travel inside China, your choices are almost unlimited. You can travel by plane, train, car, bus,

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