yin_yang

Asia 2006

USA - Cross Country Trip

June 2006

2006-06-08
Grand Junction - Left today with Kim Lerner, Jen Resnick and the big and fat Shanty
2006-06-09
Kansas City
2006-06-10
Chicago
2006-06-11
Philadelphia
2006-06-12
Rhode Island
2006-06-13
Rhode Island
back to top
 

China (25 nights)

June 2006

2006-06-14
Air China flight CA 0982 K (B744) JFK → Beijing
2006-06-15
Beijing —
2006-06-16
Beijing —
2006-06-17
Beijing — Great Wall with Luke and Kate
2006-06-18
Beijing —
2006-06-19
Beijing —
2006-06-20
Beijing —
2006-06-21
Beijing —
2006-06-22
Beijing —
2006-06-23
Beijing —
2006-06-24
Beijing —
2006-06-25
Beijing —
2006-06-26
Beijing —
2006-06-27
Beijing — Mùtiányù Great Wall with Peter and Janet
2006-06-28
Beijing —
2006-06-29
Beijing —
2006-06-30
Beijing —

July 2006

2006-07-01
Beijing —
2006-07-02
Beijing —
2006-07-03
Beijing —
2006-07-04
Beijing —
2006-07-05
Beijing — Temple of Heaven
2006-07-06
Beijing —
2006-07-07
Beijing —
2006-07-08
Sleeper bus — Sleeper bus from Beijiao Long-Distance Bus Station to Erlian via Discover Mongolia
back to top
 

Mongolia (13 nights)

July 2006

2006-07-09
Train to Ulaanbaatar — Arrive to Erlian in the morning and hang around for a bit. We take a minibus to the border. I take a picture of a gas station and we are pulled over by security demanding a bribe. We enter Mongolia and go to the Zamïn-Üüd train station. We buy tickets to Ulaanbaatar. Our train leaves at 5:20pm.
2006-07-10
Ulaanbaatar —
2006-07-11
Ulaanbaatar —
2006-07-12
Ulaanbaatar —
2006-07-13
Ulaanbaatar —
2006-07-14
Karkorum —
2006-07-15
Karkorum —
2006-07-16
Ger — in the middle of no where
2006-07-17
Lake Tsetserleg —
2006-07-18
Karkorum —
2006-07-19
Ulaanbaatar —
2006-07-20
Ulaanbaatar —
2006-07-21
All-night train ride —
back to top
 

China (2nd time; 20 nights)

July 2006

2006-07-22
Hohhot — Back to China
2006-07-23
Datong — Train to Datong
2006-07-24
Datong — Yungang Grottoes
2006-07-25
Datong —
2006-07-26
China RailwaysShanghai — China Railway N214 from Datong to Beijing West The train ride is magical, be sure and do this segment during the day. In Beijing, I barely catch China Eastern flight 5128 to SHA Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Enroute, the kind chap sitting next to me suggests I visit Qian Dao Hu in Zhejiang. In Shanghai, I take a taxi to Jeremy’s flat in the French Concession and visit some bars.
2006-07-27
Shanghai — Stayed with Jeremy in the French Concession, round 3
2006-07-28
Shanghai —
2006-07-29
Shanghai —
2006-07-30
Shanghai —
2006-07-31
Shanghai —

August 2006

2006-08-01
Nanjing — China Railway T718 from Shanghai to Nanjing. It is pouring rain in Nanjing. My hostel denies my reservation so I sleep in the office.
2006-08-02
Night on train — I tour Nanjing in the day. In the evening, China Railway 2521 from Nanjing to Huangshan, Anhui. I arrive to Huangshan station early the next morning.
2006-08-03
Huangshan — Epic hike up Huangshan and sleep at Beihai Hotel.
2006-08-04
Tongkou — I hike around the summit of Huangshan and then walk down a different path than I took up. We decend slowly and I find myself with a group of cheerful people. At the bottom I grab tranport to Tongkou.
2006-08-05
Tongkou — I tour Hongcun, Anhui, China, Emerald Valley, Tangkou
2006-08-06
Qian Dao Hu; met Juliet; ended up in Hangzhou that night
2006-08-07
Hangzhou; Stayed at the Mingtown Youth Hostel
2006-08-08
Hangzhou — Stayed at the Mingtown Youth Hostel
2006-08-09
Shangahi — China Railway T730 from Hangzhou to Shanghai. I arrive to Shanghai railway station two hours later and stay in a hotel in Puxi, north of the Puzhong.
2006-08-10
Shanghai — I transfer to the Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel; Went out with Jason at night in Gubei to the Champs Bar, et al.
back to top
 

Canada

August 2006

2006-08-11
Air Canada flight AC 0038 V (B763)
2006-08-12
Vancouver
2006-08-13
Vancouver
2006-08-14
Vancouver
2006-08-15
Vancouver
2006-08-16
Shanghai Pudong PVG, China → Vancouver YVR, Canada
Air Canada flight AC 0554 V (A319)
back to top