Trains in China

Trains in China

I have to confess that I like going by train in China. I think it is a bit funny because I really hate taking the train in Sweden. Swedish trains or at least those I am on doesn’t seem to be on time. Ever, witht the exception of Arlanda Express that goes between central Stockholm and Arlanda airport. Actually that is the train I am hoping will be late.  A three minute delay gives you a new ticket! Anyway since…

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Shanghai – top 3

Shanghai – top 3

Shanghai is a more modern city then Beijing. It is the city of highrises combined with some history. It is also the city known not to care about the history but rather development. I like high places and if you also like it I can recommend a visit to Shanghai tower. It is the worlds second highest building with it’s 632 meter and the highest in China. After you have passed the security control you come to an area were…

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The cost of traveling on a budget

The cost of traveling on a budget

I have been about a month on the road now. The first two and a half week living in 3 or 4 stars hotels in Russia, Mongolia and China. The last week and half I have been living in hostels sharing the room with up to 7 other people. What I have realised during this month is that you can be a tourist without spending a lot of money. As I have a travelbudget I would like to stick to…

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Xi’an

Xi’an

I believe Xi’an is most known for it’s famous terracottaarmy that was found about 40 years ago approximately 30 km outside of the city center. The find was made by a farmer that was digging for a well. It was found about two kilometers from the grave of the first emperor of China Qin Shi Huangdisom that died 210 b.c. About 2000 soldiers of the 8000 soldiers that has been believed to exist has been digged out. The army is…

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Clean cities

Clean cities

Both Beijing and Xian seems to have an army of people cleaning the streets. You don’t see trash on the streets or at least not as much as could be expected due to amount of people. Instead you see a lot of people sweeping the streets and picking up trash. You don’t see the massive amounts of cigarettbutts that you see at least in Sweden. Both Beijing and Xian seems to have an army of people cleaning the streets. You…

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An adventure or a challenge?

An adventure or a challenge?

Being in China is an everyday adventure and also a challenge. It doesn’t allow you to take it easy at least if you don’t speak chinese. The biggest adventure is presented by the chinese lack of english skills or as we are in China my lack of chinese skills. When you order food, you never quite know what you will get. Although I have to say I have never received anything that was not edible in an restaurant. I bought…

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A year away

A year away

This blog started with another intention that never really got my interest. Now it is more of a traveljournal with my reflections from my sabbatical year. It will probably also touch minimalism and FIRE-movement, i.e. financial indepence retired early movement, because that also interests me. My journey started a little more then a year ago when I was tired of my workplace and I realized I needed to make a change. I could go looking for a new workplace or…

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