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Source: Global Times Published: May 08, 2012 19:15
Shanghai is a delightful city in spring, but those in the know take the opportunity to use the season to visit some of the delights of the suburbs, the neighboring towns and the cities in the Yangtze River Delta region. It's a good time to give yourself some taste treats for around the metropolis ca...
Source: Xinhua Published: April 25, 2012 16:10
Bestowed with noted Australian icons like the Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Taronga Zoo, the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley, New South Wales marks a must for Chinese tourists who have been courted with good efforts by Destination NSW, a key state tourist division.
Going for a song at Zhihua Temple
Source: CRI Published: April 11, 2012 09:39
Beijing is dotted heavily with Buddhist temples, keys to the capital's rich history which are reasonably successful at staving off the wrecking balls of progress. The Lama Temple may be the celebrity of the bunch, attracting lineups of tour buses, but countless others have escaped that focus, holdin...
Irish eyes
Source: Global Times Published: December 08, 2011 20:15
When the wind comes rushing in from the West, the smell of hops drifts across the city from the Guinness brewery, tempting Dubliners to stop for a pint of Ireland’s favorite tipple.
Foodies in Beijing slow down
Source: CRI Published: November 24, 2011 09:41
Fast food has had its day in Beijing, but more and more people are realizing that that sort of food and the lifestyle it promotes leaves much to be desired.
The Best Times are on The Road
Source: CRI Published: November 24, 2011 09:32
"Travel is based on change, on difference, on distance. Distance between your own culture and another totally different culture. It [forces you to] get through."
Source: Global Times Published: November 07, 2011 09:33
Scotland - Braveheart? Deep fried Mars bars? Ginger hair and pasty faces frowning from behind a veil of garish tartan? If that was your train of thought when you read the title, you should be ashamed of yourself. You need a re-education in Scottish culture. Mercifully, that's what you're holding rig...
David Dawson Travel Diary 5
Source: CRI Published: September 25, 2011 09:17
The Chinese name for the mountain is Changbai mountain, or 'long white' mountain. There's a lake on the summit, some of which rests inside North Korean territory. There have been tales of a mysterious creature emerging from the lake and I was determined to uncover information about it.
David Dawson Travel Diary 4
Source: CRI Published: September 23, 2011 14:32
Today was the fourth day of our trip to Jilin. I learned more about inkstones and ginseng than I probably needed to know, but I did see a giant lion made out of tree roots so everything evened out in the end.
David Dawson Travel Diary 3
Source: CRI Published: September 22, 2011 09:47
This morning began with a press conference which was livelier than most - the moment I saw the investment advertising pamphlet that the senior delegates were reading I wanted one. I wasn't disappointed, it was a journalist's delight - there was information on investment projects ranging from theme p...
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