As a friend of mine was on vacations in Taiwan, I decided to go there and visit this island outside mainland China.
After having been a tourist around Shanghai, I decided to head for the warm weather of the south, and more especially the province of Guangxi (广西), so famous for Guilin.
Last stage of my eastern China tour, Shanghai. This 18 millions inhabitants modern city is often considered as the jewel of China, a showcase for the foreigners.
After the cold Suzhou I headed (under some light snow) to the train station to catch a train to Hangzhou... hoping to find a warm hotel there to recover from my cold :)
After Nanjing, I took the train direction the chinese Venice... Suzhou, famous for its canals and gardens.
I decided to start my tour in China by going to the region around Shanghai... well region is probably too small compared to the area really covered, probably the size of Italy.... but well this is China :P
So after Qingdao, I had to spend something like 10 days in the lovely Hong Kong to renew my Chinese visa. Visas are easy to get there and much cheaper than from France.
It's been a very long time since I last wrote on my blog, but first I had lost of problems accessing it... seems like China is filtering my hosting company, and second I was extremely busy studying Mandarin.