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Crane Climbing China

Crane Climbin’ in Communist China

Urban Exploring in China I nestled in bed under the sheets watching “Xingshi” known to people who speak English as “The Walking Dead.” Relapsing with mono took most of my energy, but not all of it. I used this time to relax and scope out the construction area next door to Zoe’s. At the moment

Xindu Urbex

Apply for a China Visa

How to Apply for a China Visa I finished my China visa back in September.  I filled it out and submitted the appropriate IDs, included my passport, invitation letter, proposed itinerary, and 2″ x 2″ picture using FedEx. In total my visa cost $217 and my one-way ticket to Beijing was $268. I used Visa

Crossing the Pi River

China Urbex

China Urbex I will write yesterday’s adventure about Luodai Ancient Town after I write about today’s China Urbex. So it occurred to me today that the problem with China urbex is not knowing whether I’m about to enter a Chinese squat with people and stray dogs or if security walks the premises of certain vacant

Xindu Urbex

Xindu Urbex

Xindu Urbex I have been lazy the past few days and lethargic. The lymph nodes on my neck under my chin are inflamed and I am fighting some kind of infection, but the good news is I have my own bed to rest in and I am getting more sleep at night than in ChengDu.

Xindu Skyscraper

Baoguang Vihara Temple

Baoguang Vihara Temple I packed up all of my belongings, which despite getting a laptop, surprisingly fit into my bag still. I boarded the metro and got off at Tianfu Square walking past the big dictator statue and into the back parking lot full of buses. The booth completely empty, but an old Chinese woman

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