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Archive for the ‘China’ Category

“Rape of Nanking” Memorial in Nanjing

Apr 14, 12 • Asia, China1 Comment »
If you visit the city of Nanjing, 99,99% you will visit the Memorial dedicated to the grim event of WW2 called the Rape of Nanking. The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was a mass murder, and war rape that...
TPR Travel Tip - Night food market in Kaifeng, China

TPR Travel Tip – Night food market in Kaifeng, China

Mar 31, 12 • Asia, China2 Comments »
If you are into food, and you happen to pass through Henan province, I highly recommend to reserve one evening for Kaifeng city. Kaifeng is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province, Central China. More than 5 million people live in the...
Ancient city of Ping Yao, China

Ancient city of Ping Yao, China

Mar 23, 12 • Asia, China3 Comments »
Our first destination after couple of days in Beijing was the ancient city of Ping Yao or Pingyao, in Shanxi Province. We took an overnight train and arrived early in the morning at the Pingyao train station. On the way from the station to the old...
Faces of China

Faces of China

Mar 12, 12 • Asia, ChinaNo Comments »
Watching people is one of the most engaging activities. I am always curios how people (in/from different countries) are dressed, what accessories they use, how they behave and so on. People’s faces contain a lot of non-verbal information....
China Travel Survival Guide or How to Travel in China independently

China Travel Survival Guide or How to Travel in China independently

Mar 8, 12 • Asia, China8 Comments »
You will not find this post useful if you have booked a trip to China and all the transportation will be taken care of for you. But if you want to travel interdependently our experience may spare you some time and nerves. Travelling around China...
Chinese food or what (not) to eat in China

Chinese food or what (not) to eat in China

Feb 25, 12 • Asia, China7 Comments »
Travelling around China needs some survival skills, provided that you are travelling independently. Many things will not be easy in China including one of the most vital ones as eating. In my previous post I told what we liked in China.  You will...
Chinese food or what to eat in China

Chinese food or what to eat in China

Feb 18, 12 • Asia, China5 Comments »
Food is a very important part of my travel experiences. Asian cuisines are one of my favorite. Just because of food I can go again to a place or decide not to go at all. When I travel I take photos of various food. But i don’t take pics of...
Funny English signs in China

Funny English signs in China

Feb 12, 12 • Asia, China3 Comments »
When you travel around China you don’t get many chances to communicate in proper English, especially if you go off touristic areas. I mean even if your English is good, you may not be understood or get an understandable answer. But you will...
Shocking pollution in China

Shocking pollution in China

Feb 7, 12 • China11 Comments »
One of the shocking impressions in China is pollution. I expected it to be bad, but it exceeded all my expectations. I don’t know the pollution statistics. But living in Prague i don’t really feel the effects of climate change or global...
The REAL Great Wall of China

The REAL Great Wall of China

Feb 4, 12 • Asia, Beijing, China13 Comments »
John Man, The Great Wall: China’s Great Wall north of Beijing is one of the world’s most famous sights. Millions every year climb the line of stone snaking over mountains. We all feel we know the Wall. But we are wrong. It is too big,...
The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Jan 27, 12 • Asia, Beijing, China1 Comment »
Great Mao: He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man;and he who does not love the Great Wall is not a hero. I was not too keen on visiting the Great Wall of China after seeing the herds of visitors to the Forbidden City (which we...
Exploring the Summer Palace in Beijing

Exploring the Summer Palace in Beijing

Jan 4, 12 • Asia, Beijing, China1 Comment »
After seeing the herds of tourists leaving the Forbidden city the previous evening we have decided to choose the Summer Palace as our first sightseeing visit. It is located within the boundaries of Beijing and pretty easily accessed by metro. Metro...
China,Beijing, First impressions

China,Beijing, First impressions

Nov 26, 11 • Beijing, ChinaNo Comments »
We arrived 1AM at the Beijing airport, went through the passport control and joined a long queue for taxis. After long dialogue with a taxi driver (he was speaking Chinese, we – English) we left from the airport and headed for Beijing. When we...