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5 reasons why you need to visit a tea plantation when in China!

  A visit to a tea plantation feels like a must when you're in the country of tea - China! I'd never visited one before and this time I only tagged along mainly to do an excursion - and hopefully get some photos out of it. I'm not that into tea, so why visit a … Continue reading 5 reasons why you need to visit a tea plantation when in China!

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Traditional Tai Chi School – Yangshuo, China

So, I'm finally here at my Tai Chi Chen school in Yangshuo - Yangshuo Traditional Tai Chi School, and I've been here for about 4-5 weeks. I haven't blogged for a while; my goal leaving home was to blog at least once a week, but as I'm in this stage where it's really hard and almost … Continue reading Traditional Tai Chi School – Yangshuo, China

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Mutianyu – the stunt at the Great Wall of China

So, last time I was here, back in 1994, we visited Mutianyu, one of the most visited parts of the Great Wall of China. Back in the day there was 1 cable way up, but it would cost us 10¥ and we, cheaper than cheapest, did not want to pay that hefty sum, so we … Continue reading Mutianyu – the stunt at the Great Wall of China

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Beijing – the reunion after 23 years – complete confusion!

"Beijing - återseendet efter 23 år - ren förvirring!" was first published on my Swedish Blog. After having spent a couple of days in Beijing I postponed my flight to Guilin. I realised 2 days wasn't nearly enough for everything I wanted to do in the city. Plus, I didn't really feel like stressing around, … Continue reading Beijing – the reunion after 23 years – complete confusion!

China – 2017 – here I come!

"Kina - 2017 - here I come" was first published on my Swedish Blog.   It's almost time - the main thing I've been waiting for quite a while now - I'm off to China, and more accurately Yangshuo to practice Tai Chi for 3 months at Yangshuo Traditional Tai Chi school! It feels both unreal and … Continue reading China – 2017 – here I come!

Old memories: Ruins and everyday life from Side, Turkey

To suddenly stand amongst all the ruins in Side, Turkey almost felt like stepping back in time. I stayed at a pretty quaint hotel with that "ruin-feel", ruins all around and perfect location; almost just across the greek amphi theatre.   The view from my hotel restaurant where I had my breakfast almost every morning … Continue reading Old memories: Ruins and everyday life from Side, Turkey

Travel-like-a-local nostalgia

I've done quite a lot of travelling like the locals do through the years; especially during my early travels, because back then I was as cheap as they come. My travel buddy Pernilla didn't even allow me to buy a Twix, because the price for only one of those goodies was the same as 2 servings of … Continue reading Travel-like-a-local nostalgia

Xmas Celebration 2013

THIS IS A TRANSLATED VERSION OF THIS SWEDISH POST! I usually choose to not be at home in Sweden to celebrate christmas with my family, but this year I had to bite the bullet and stay home. It actually felt ok too, and spend time with your family is never wrong either. Why I don't … Continue reading Xmas Celebration 2013

Challenge: get out the sword and stare death in the face!

"Utmaning: ta fram svärdet och stirra döden i vitögat!" was first published on my Swedish Blog.   After my weird dance with fate the other day I decided to slip in a puddle of water on my way to the beach... I scraped my foot and got an enormously big, black bruise on my knee. At … Continue reading Challenge: get out the sword and stare death in the face!

Koh Chang – what a bummer

"Koh Chang - vilken nit" was first published on my Swedish Blog.   Well, without lying or exaggerating I can safely state that Koh Chang isn’t quite what I expected. I expected a "something-close-to-paradise-island", but basically found just an island with an ordinary main road, which leads from the southern most point on the west … Continue reading Koh Chang – what a bummer