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Four Special Train Trips in China

Tweet China is truly a train lover’s paradise. For those who plan on visiting the city and taking a train ride, there are many Hong Kong hotels you can book near just about any train station. The country is practically covered in train tracks, and all but the most remote locations can be reached safely and conveniently. […]

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Ultimate Train Challenge Finale Video: China, Vietnam

Tweet The trains we rode through China and Vietnam involved an eclectic mix of comfort, scenery, views, and people. Initially, Michael and I were cursing Jeannie for convincing us to save some money with the 2-day “hard sleeper” from Beijing to Guilin, but it ended up being among the most interesting for people watching and other […]

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Adventures in China: Beijing and Guilin

Tweet We got off the week-long Trans-Manchurian train at the ungodly hour of 5:30am in Beijing. Despite our fatigue, there’s no rest for the wicked; our guide at China Odyssey Tours was waiting for us, and we piled into the car bound for our first adventure in China: The Great Wall! And amazingly, there was nobody […]

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Scavenger Hunt… the hunt is back on

Tweet I am extremely lucky. Previously, I have opined on my being graced with far more than my fair share of good luck. This particular train journey has beaten me down a little bit, which had put me in a bit of a mood lately, no doubt to the detriment of my two wonderful and […]

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A Warm Welcome to Russia and China via Real Russia UK

Tweet The Ultimate Train Challenge is right around the corner. It is now only 15 days away from “train time!” The crew of travel bloggers is getting ready right now, picking up possible routes, coming up with ways to score the most scavenger items, and doing all the planning necessary for this bit of 30-day […]

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