having traveled to almost all provinces (and equivalence) of China, it confirms my opinion that any statements like "China is this, China is that", "Chinese is this, Chinese is that" are stupid - it is not a single country! ("you know I'm not the most politically correct person"..)
Umm, China may be the best place for sociology study
Sure, I told him so, xixi
or at least a way to bounce around, with portable "work" and enjoy fringe benefits .
Da Fan, someone I know once said "China is not a country, it's an empire". I think that's pretty accurate.
I have been to the real China.
ok. such as where?
I've been too: Dalian, Lv Shun, Shenyang, Changchun, Ji Lin Shi, Tianjin, Shijiazhuan, Handan, baoding, Jinan, Qingdao, Yantai, Wei Hai, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Kunming, Dali, Li jiang, and shangri la.
For cities I like Dalian, Qingdao and Kunming. Why just because of the environment. These places were only visited. So, i did not get to soak up its unique culture
for example: Beijing is nothing more than a fashion show with large hormones.
shanghai, beijing, chongqing, tianjin
beihai, nanning, weizhou, guigang
guangzhou, shenzhen, dongguan, panyu, jiangmen, zhongshan, shantou shaoguan, foshan
fuzhou, xiamen, quanzhou
hangzhou, ningbo, quzhou, wenzhou, jinhua, jiaxing, xitang, linhai
suzhou, xuzhou, wuxi, changzhou, changshu
qingdao, jinan, zibo
siping, yanji, hunchun
nanchang, gao'an, jingdezhen
and there are a few others i'm forgetting.. this was all in the span of 6 years so i can't really remember all the places..
thanks. Which of these places do you think is the cleanest?
i love reading lists
xiamen and qingdao definitely stick out in my mind as being the cleanest.. everything else is pretty similar..
jingdezhen is famous for ceramics so the light fixtures, etc in the streets are interesting to look at
hohhot and lanzhou are closer to desert so it's a bit dusty and yellow around there
xitang is a beautiful "canal" town, sort of like a venice of china.. ancient towns with old buildings and narrow walkways
can't really say much else stands out from the rest of the 3rd tier cities apart from food!
and jarg, nobody asked you to read.
Kunming is the first city I will go see and check out. also chengdu and hangzhou areo n the list.
Kunming for sure. my fave cities in China are Xiamen, Kunming and Qingdao.
also added to the list is Hainan
Hainan is nothing! For the same price you can also get to Thailand or malaysia and see what beaches can look like. Hainan is just for people who never left china.
Hahahaha ... that reminds me ... traveling to Perth from Sydney, is often as expensive as, if not more than, visiting SE Asia ...