Tag Archives: Nanning

LIfe Aboard A Sleeper

Two or three Russians were in residence. One, overtly using his laptop, promptly dragged himself away from the table, dragging his wired-up notebook with him which clattered onto the floor. Luckily for him, it wasn’t broken. I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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How Chinese Can Gamble And Travel

In every Chinese major city, you’re bound to find one, that is if you’re not strolling around window shopping. They stick out, are gigantic and are multi-storied constructs. The basement and first floor house mainly electrical goods: DVD players, woofers, … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts About Vietnam, Hanoi, and a Saunter Under Neo-Lights

I wasn’t looking forward to a repeat performance, a 24 hour bus journey back to Wenzhou, so I bought some sleeping tablets, hoping they’d stave off the effects of insomnia. I had a chat with an English tourist who’d just … Continue reading

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Throwing Money to the Wind – New Year Travel Problems

The Hanoi world seemed dead. Most were not communicating, were not responding, although there wasn’t that many around to care, really. I wanted some free breakfast – it wasn’t forthcoming – so to make it so, I had to spell … Continue reading

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Yangmei Old Town – A Step back in Time

‘The English girls’ who had earlier parted their ways from their friend, left a goodwill message on the warden’s desk before leaving. They both had a sense of humor, second to none, that was used recounting some experiences during a … Continue reading

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Qingxiu Mountain – Nanning’s ‘Green Lung’

Waiting for a Vietnam visa in a place like Nanning means you are ideally situated to explore the city. There’s plenty of time to kill, particularly if you opt for the two or three-day service. There is also some Chinese … Continue reading

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Strolling in Nan Hu Park

The hostel warden, an ambivalent ex-pat – disillusioned would perhaps be too strong an adjective to use – although he bore all the hallmarks of a Texan that he is, got a bit bamboozled as to which room to put … Continue reading

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