Travel in China 2013 – Inner Mongolia

The Inner Mongolia is an autonomous region of northern China bordering Mongolia. Fixed 1 183 000 km2 for 24 706 321 people, its population density is very low compared to the rest of China (a reminder of France is 675 417 km2, is less than half the area, for 65 800 000 d’habitant, capita is five times more !). Main reason for this, territory is covered steppes principlament, high plateaus and desert (Gobi). Continue reading

Travel in China 2013 – Beijing

After most 2 weeks China, I'm back in France. I'll introduce in the next few days a series of Notes (3 have total) recounting a little my last tour in the Middle Kingdom. Beijing first, I already knew that I had already visited quite 2011 (see here and is), then Inner Mongolia, a little-known land of the Western (The Backpacker in anything above or Lonely Planet for example). And the last ticket will be reserved shopping done on site connection with this blog (I'll spare you the clothes for babies, les shoes etc). Continue reading

Beijing, back.

Here I am back from my trip to 10 days in Beijing. I can say that I took feast my eyes and I have met many people of different nationalities during my stay (Chinese, English, American, Spanish, Colombian, Costa-rica-ien?… ). It gave me a lot of good to get this international social and nightlife, and it allowed me to stretch my English a little that I did not have much chance to talk in recent years. I have also discovered another facet of China very different from what I had already explored, with enquiquinements, moments rigollots, sometimes surprising gastronomy, its shopping and mentality well apart. In this post, I suggest you some pictures of my last visits : The Towers of the Bell and Drum, the Great Wall, la Factory 798, and finally the Olympic Park with a series in Black & White and an overview of shopping done on site!
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Beijing : first visits

Here is a small report of my picture 3 days on Beijing. Program, the Tienanmen place, les Hutongs (old traditional neighborhood), very impressive (by their size) Summer Palace and Forbidden City, and finally the Palace of Heaven and restaurant Yunnan frankly too typical for my taste. All this in a dry heat and stifling (between 33 and 35 degrees in the shade) I can tell you that the visits were grueling. However I took eyeful!
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Chine J-3

More than 3 days before I left for China, impatience begins to gain ground, I can not wait to get on the plane on Wednesday to go find my brother moved to Beijing, China's megalopolis. I am tempted to say that I know well because China, besides having lived almost 2 ans à Hong Kong, I often visited the region of Guangdong and Guangxi Zhuang once south in the cities of Guilin (you know where to place the end of the story of Shenmue 2) et de Yangshuo, Xingping, Who is.
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