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Chengdu. Buddhists and Faux Fish.

Sometimes it is just all about the eating, and there we were in the food capital of the region. With one cooking class under our belt in Yangshuo we thought we’d have another chop at a class being offered at a backpackers hostel in Chengdu.  The mild mannered Chef Dave….

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Chengdu. It’s all about the pandas

I’ve never been a huge fan of visiting animals in captivity and the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center wasn’t up there on my list of “must do” things in China. But it turned out to be one of the highlights of the whole China trip!  Pretty faces Absolutely loved being with…

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Yangshuo. The last word, promise.

Just to tidy up a few loose ends, I thought I’d finish off Yangshuo with some random pics from our time spent in this fascinating place. Of all the places we visited in China, I really would love to come back to this region. So, here are some wrap up shots….

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Yangshuo. Dragon the river.

It’s no wonder we loved Yangshuo so much. Bicycling, cooking, eating, and then floating on a bamboo raft down the crisp clear Yulong River (also known as the Mini Li River).   The English translation is “meeting the dragon” because mythically a dragon came to the river and wouldn’t leave because…

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Yangshuo, beer and fish, great combo.

I decided many years ago that because I love food and I love eating, I’d better learn to cook if I want to eat well. So for some time I’ve been developing my hobby of recreating dishes and finding ways to produce meals that I’ve enjoyed in restaurants or found…

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Yangshuo. No lycra required

What a great introduction to China. A couple of nights in beautiful Yangshuo. This was one of my favourite places in China. Here in Yangshuo we had the opportunity to experience a bit of China countryside by hiring bicycles and taking off for hours along rugged dirt roads. Dave was…

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Shenzen to Yangshuo. Finally in transit!

10th – 12th October 2012 Now that we’ve moved on from toilet discussions we can start to get right into our life in China. While we waited for our overnight train at Shenzen station, Jing took us all to a Chinese fast food chain called “Kungfu”. We really should have…

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China. The Happy Room

9th October 2012 And so today we venture into China! Goodbye Hong Kong, we like you a lot. After packing up and checking out of the hotel we all piled into taxis and made our way to the train station for our overnight journey to Guilin. The Shenzen station gave…

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Hong Kong. Some more fabulousness.

8th October 2012 This was our second time in Hong Kong and we were really happy for the chance to explore more places this time. We had lots of lucky discoveries.   Food. My favourite topic. My work colleague Anna told me about Tim Ho Wan, a Michelin starred dumpling…

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Hong Kong….. here we are

I’ve always thought it best not to eat the meal offered on an overnight flight – just shut down and go straight to sleep. One day I might just take my own advice. I’m always interested in the food offerings and this time especially as we’d never flown with Singapore…

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