Category Archives: China
According to my Trip Advisor account, I have been to 51 cities in 9 countries. I was feeling kind of proud – until I read this article on LIFE HACK, 50 Incredible Travel Experiences to Have in Your Lifetime!
Seems I have done NONE OF THEM!
Most are in countries I have not seen yet – and some countries I really don’t care to visit. Just because any of our travel experiences are not on this list – does not lessen their value. So what I have not been to India. or Peru.
I HAVE been to Paris and sat at a sidewalk cafe and people watched;
I HAVE been to Budapest and seen the ornate bath houses;
I HAVE been to Prague and looked over the city of spires from the TV Tower;
I HAVE been to New York City and admired the Twin Towers before they fell;
I HAVE been to Hocking Hills Ohio and walked inside the majestic caves and forest;
I HAVE been to the Grand Canyon….
An incredible travel experience can be anywhere – and different for everyone…
What have been YOUR BEST travel experiences?
6th annual Shanghai Pride Week, titled Pride6 will take place from 13th to 22nd June. A week-long string of events has been planned to boost the LGBT’s community position in China and raise awareness around LGBT themes including marriage equality, sexual health and societal acceptance.
Shanghai Pride Mixes Advocacy with Fun at this year’s week-long event.
Organisers are also hoping to boost interest in Shanghai’s Gay Film Festival which will be held during Pride Week. Their aim is to make it the largest gay film festival in the region within a few years and they are already reviewing locally produced films to screen. Sandwiching the week at both the beginning and end will be LGBT-themed theatre performances and then towards the end of the week there will be an art exhibition featuring work by local up-and-coming LGBT artists. As usual, the opening and closing parties are expected to draw the biggest crowds; last year over 800 people attended the closing party which was held at Mi Tierra and organisers are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year.
“We’re very optimistic that this year will be the biggest and most fun Pride yet, but more importantly it will be the most significant in terms of content,” said Dylan Chen. “With a greater focus on equality, advocacy and sexual health we hope that we can bring together people in a more meaningful way than we have done in the past. It’s time to stop being afraid of confronting the issues that seemed daunting to us before, it’s time for us to come together as a community and share our experiences and knowledge for the benefit of our society.”
Run by volunteers from the not-for-profit group, ShanghaiLGBT and other NGOs, Pride6 is expected to bring thousands of people together at a multitude of fun social and advocacy events.
More info at SHPRIDE
I thought Dubai was to build the tallest building in the world – now China says they plan to do it – and do it in 7 MONTHS!
In an astounding feat no matter if it is the 220 stories tall
building or the fact the Chinese plan to build it in just seven months,
this new building will be a phenomena in architecture. It will be energy efficient and put together using pre-fabricated modules.
It is expected
to start construction in June of this year and be finished by the first
of next year.
Located in the middle of a field in Changsha, China
it is expected to attract population to the area. The building is an
incentive for people to move to accommodate China’s massive population.
those travelling through China. Located in the Hunan Province of
mid-southern China, Zhangjiajie National Park has clusters of karsts
poking out over the landscape as if they were flowers sprouting up from
of the movie Avatar used the vistas as inspiration for the fictional
world of Pandora. At nearby Tianmen (Heaven’s Gate) Mountain, a 30
minute Gondola ride 7.5 kms long and 1279 meters high takes you to the
top of a misty mountain, where a man-made trail precariously juts out
from the sides of the plateau. Kind of scary looking!