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Traveling to Hunan - Part 2

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Hi everyone!
So, the promised part 2 of my trip to the province of Hunan. There will a lot of pictures again, so enjoy!
Last post left us late in the evening on the 28/3 after hiking through the mountains at Zhangjiajie. The next day we jumped on the bus to Fenghuang. Fenghuang is an old village that is populated with two of the minority groups of China, the Miao and the Tuija chinese people.  The bus ride took as about 5,5 hours, and was one of the scariest bus rides I have ever been on. The road was very narrow, and our bus driver had an obvious distaste for lorries. He seemed to nurse an overwhelming desire to overtake every lorry in sight, not to forget the other busses, and he drove the bus like it was a rally car. Not very pleasant on a narrow road with nothing but deep valleys on one or the other side... But we made it, and then we had the task of finding a hostel to overnight in. After quite a walk from the bus station to the old part of the town on very soar legs, we found a…

Traveling to Hunan - part 1

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In the last week of March, Inga and me travelled to Hunan province in central China. Our destination was the beautiful eerie mountains of Wu lingyuan ( The hallelujah mountains) in Zhangjiajie and the old city of Fenghuang.
I hope you will bear with me now, because there are a lot of pictures coming in this post, as they can tell the tale much better than I can with words...
Our travel plan was as follows:
26/3  Qingdao - Changsha (capital city of the province Hunan) by plane 27/3  Changsha - Zhangjiajie  4 hours by bus 28/3  Zhangjiajie  29/3  Zhangjiajie - Fenghuang  5.5 hours by bus 30/3  Fenghuang 31/3  Fenghuang - Changsha  5 hours by bus 01/4  Changsha - Qingdao  by plane


27/3: The city of Changsha held no interest for us, so we only slept there at a really nice hostel before setting of early the next day with the bus to the mountains at Zhangjiajie. It was a newly opened hostel, and we were their first 'alien' visitors.



The bus ride to Zhangjiajie and the mountains of …

Long time no see and new blog - again...

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Hello everybody!

As you can see I have, again, moved my blog. Wordpress was unfortunately not very user-friendly here in China, but it could have been just our crap internet connection. Even with a VPN address it sometimes did not want to connect to site due to ' safari cannot connect to the page with a secure connection" or whatever it was. Anyhow, I got tired of not being able to write whenever it suited me and not if I had access to the blog, so here we are now at blogspot.com, WELCOME! ;-D

And, by the way - I have finally installed a VPN address on my own computer, so now I can access everything I want ( I hope) going around all the webpages the chinese have blocked...

So, it has been a while. First, after christmas I just forgot about my blogging, and then I suffered from the "I'll do it tomorrow"-disease. But now I am back, and I thought that I would start by sharing some fun photos from our doings here...


Fireworks at the Chinese new year. Happy New Drago…