Category Archives: China

Renmin Park, Chengdu

Chengdu’s Renmin Park (or People’ Park) is a good place to sample Chengdu life and see the locals at play. My family and I came across this park by accident and were attracted by the tremendous din indicating that something … Continue reading

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Chengdu Attractions

A sign outside Chengdu International Airport boasts that Chengdu is the Best Tourism City in China. This seems wishful thinking. True, the city has the excellent Panda Research Base (see my last post) but what else is there for the … Continue reading

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Cuddling Pandas in Chengdu

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located 10km north of the city of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. It is a sanctuary for giant pandas whose natural remote mountain habitats have been destroyed or fragmented by human … Continue reading

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Great Wall of China Trek

A few years back I took part on a trek of the Great Wall of China. It was of those charity fundraising challenges where participants have to raise a minimum sponsorship amount to cover the costs of the trip and … Continue reading

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Red Hot Stamps From Red China

I have a reasonable collection of People’s Republic of China postage stamps which I acquired many years ago. They have been quite a good investment as PRC stamp prices have risen sharply in recent years driven by the increased purchasing … Continue reading

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