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48 Hours to Southern China

After a very quick trip (around 48 hours) to the south of China I am back in Xi’an. Nothing major to post up, but just wanted to let everyone know that I am back and should be blogging regularly again soon.

I went down south to renew my visa. I flew down on Thursday afternoon to Guangzhou, took a bus to the Futian border crossing in Shenzhen, and then took another bus from Lok Ma Chau to Tin Shui Wai in Hong Kong where I stayed with Jack, actually not sleeping at all the whole night.

I left off at 9:30 AM and took a bus to Sheng Shui, the MTR train to Lo Wu (Luo Hu) and then the express train up to Guangzhou where I met up with Ruhi and caught an overnight train to Xi’an. I slept a solid 12 – 14 hours during the trip and we just arrived this afternoon.

Since spouting out names of locations don’t mean much if you aren’t familiar with them, I made a few maps to demonstrate the route …

home to airport (12/12)From Home to the Airport in Xi'an

Xi'an to Guangzhou (12/12)Flying from Xian to Guangzhou (about 2 - 3 hours)

Bus from GZ to SZ (12/12)Bus from Guangzhou to Shenzhen

SZ to TSW (12/12)Cross the border at Futian/Lok Ma Chau and then a bus to Tin Shui Wai

TSW to Luo Hu (12/12)Bus from Tin Shui Wai to Sheng Shui and then the MTR to Luo Hu

GZ to Xian (12/12)Train ride from Guangzhou to Xi'an via Wuhan and Zhengzhou

All in all it was a pretty good trip.  Mainly because I didn’t get any illnesses or get snowed in anywhere.  But also because it all went according to plan.  Yay for plans! (Mark likes plans)

Tomorrow morning Ruhi and I are meeting Yue Xiao Yu to go shopping for a bicycle.  I am going to see about doing some video-ing of our excursion too so you can enjoy that. After that I am meeting my tutor, Ada, for an hour of Chinese learnin’ and then I believe Ruhi and I are meeting some new friends in the evening.  A jam-packed day to be sure.  Yay for Sundays!  (Mark likes Sundays)

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about 11 years ago 0 likes  2 comments  0 shares
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My Target-bought inexpensive bicycle was made in China which probably is not an unusual country of origin these days. Does that mean you can get good deals? It certainly is a bike-friendly society. What is the helmet-wearing percentage these days?
about 11 years ago
Mark moran in spokane 920x920
@Flagday: I should be able to find a relatively cheap bicycle, but we'll see what happens. And I don't think anyone here wears helmets.
about 11 years ago


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Languages Spoken
english, cantonese, mandarin, japanese
Location (City, Country)
Xian, China
Member Since
September 1, 2005