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Overnight Trains In China: Accommodations & Amenities

Overnight Trains In China: Accommodations & Amenities

Soft or hard sleeper tickets are recommended for overnight train trips in China. Here’s an overview of the berths, beds, comforts, and features on a T train.

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Shanghai to Beijing: Take the Train or the Plane?

Shanghai to Beijing: Take the Train or the Plane?

Shanghai to Beijing, should one take a short couple hour flight or the overnight train? One trip highlights how this depends on your schedule and train choice.

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Quintet Shanghai Bed & Breakfast Review

Quintet Shanghai Bed & Breakfast Review

Detailed review and photos of Quintet Shanghai, a great alternative to sterile business hotels, located in the French Concession, with Fay Yen as its friendly innkeeper!

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ExploreMetro: Useful, Intuitive China Subway Maps & Information

ExploreMetro: Useful, Intuitive China Subway Maps & Information

Every so often you run into something so completely wonderful, it forces you to ask yourself, “how the hell did I never hear of this before?” ExploreMetro... 

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2 New Shanghai Metro Observations: Patience & Top Gear

2 New Shanghai Metro Observations: Patience & Top Gear

Once you’ve been living in China for awhile, you begin filtering out all the background noise and taking many of the things you once marveled at for granted.... 

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Terrorism in China: Shanghai Bus Explosion claimed by Turkestan Islamic Party

Terrorism in China: Shanghai Bus Explosion claimed by Turkestan Islamic Party

Kaiser Kuo just broadcast over Twitter that an Uighur separatist group (Turkestan Islamic Party, which may or may not be the same as East Turkestan Islamic Movement... 

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Random Observations Leaving China…Part 1

Random Observations Leaving China…Part 1

After a long spell in Shanghai, and aside from a few trips to Hong Kong and Taipei here and there, I’m now writing from beautiful Los Angeles. Officially,... 

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Olympic Torch Relay in Shanghai: Traffic Control

Olympic Torch Relay in Shanghai: Traffic Control

Olympic Torch is in Shanghai now. The torch relay will restart after the national mourning period for Wenchuan earthquake (May 19-21). Originally, it was planned... 

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Shanghai Railway Station: a guide

Shanghai Railway Station: a guide

Shanghai Railway Station (Shanghai Huoche Zhan, 上海火车站, a.k.a. Shanghai Station, 上海站) is also known as New Passenger Railway Station (Xin Kezhan,... 

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Shanghai Bus Explosion: Terrorist Attack or Random Tragedy?

Shanghai Bus Explosion: Terrorist Attack or Random Tragedy?

Just heard from my local Chinese friends that “an explosion” killed three people earlier this morning on one of Shanghai’s public transit buses... 

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Shanghai Guide: From Airport to City Center

Shanghai Guide: From Airport to City Center

If you’re coming to Shanghai, you’ll most likely be arriving through Pudong International Airport (PVG). Located 30 km east of downtown, it took over... 

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Shanghai South Railway Station: the start of a most environmental friendly travel option

Shanghai South Railway Station: the start of a most environmental friendly travel option

Tom Mercer from Simple Green Choices (this blog might not be accessible in China if you don’t have a proxy server) has great resources in green travel. And... 

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 2 (T2)

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 2 (T2)

Shanghai Pudong Airport Terminal (T2) was open to operation on Mar. 26 2008. This is a cover story in all the major newspaper and TV news. Shanghai Morning Post... 

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