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Read Imperator Travel Blog in order to get information and trips & tricks on visiting China. Read my travelogues from China, but also get practical information – things to do in China, sights, where to eat, how to move around, about history and religion. Find out how to travel to China in order to better plan your trips… and save money !

Hong Kong – takes your breath away!

Hong Kong

For decades, Hong Kong has been the capital of the East, the meeting point between the world and the Great China.  For many years, whatever was manufactured in China was being sold outside under the “Made in Hong Kong” label. For the British Empire, it remained for a long period of time as its “final frontier”. Starting with 1997, it becomes part of the Popular Republic of China, but under a special ruling granted for 50 years. Welcome to Hong Kong !!! read more…

The Red Dragon Olympics – Beijing 2008 – episode 2

Bird's Nest Beijing

It was by far the most expensive Olympics ever organized in the history of the world. Over 50 billion dollars were spent, millions of people were moved out of their homes in order to make space for the infrastructure, one of the biggest steel mill in the world was moved hundreds of kilometers away and some of the most futuristic sports complexes in the world have been built. It was an Olympics without a budget – “it takes what it takes” because the Middle Empire didn’t want to test its economic force, but to assert it! read more…

Beijing – 5000 years of history, 5 days of visiting – episode 1

Beijing

Destroyed by Genghis Han, praised by Marco Polo, rebuilt by Ming emperors, visited by the Romanian noble Milescu, thrown in chaos by Mao, reborn by Deng, completed by the Olympics – Beijing is a fascinating town, that you just cannot pass without being marked for life. First of all you’ll be shocked by its dimensions (Beijing’s area is roughly about the size of Belgium), by its infrastructure (the new airport terminal is the biggest terminal in the world and the city is surrounded by not less than 5 circular highways with very many lanes), by its history (the first human settlements that were discovered are older than 5000 years), by its historic wealth that is reflected in the architecture (the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace or the legendary Great Chinese Wall) but also by the skyscrapers of the 21st Century. read more…

Time to go. China… here I come

29 June 2012 China 2 comments

Avatar Mountain - China

After a month spent more or less home, with a few trips around the country, it is obviously, time to go somewhere … and my new destination is People’s Republic of China, the country which amazes any seasoned economist, but also any traveler. Obviously, being such a huge country, it is extremely varied – from frozen deserts to semi-tropical jungle, from Central Asian-type of culture to Tibet, from super-modern cities to rural backwaters… And as I love variety of experiences in my travels, I am looking forward for a multitude of experiences.

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Chengdu – Between Pandas and the Sichuan Opera

Chengdu: Panda bear

It is no longer a secret for anyone – China is becoming a greater economic, political and military power by the day. Many of you may have seen (even only on TV) or heard about the incredible cities that are being built in Shanghai, Guangzhou or Beijing, but there is also the image that everything west of the coast is in decay, extreme poverty, third world country. A few years ago, on the way to Tibet, I visited the capital of the southwestern province – Chengdu, a “town” of several million inhabitants, the capital of the Sichuan province. I was expecting hovels and poor people, but, in exchange, we were surprised in this part of China, too… Unfortunately, in the spring of 2008, the Sichuan province was hit by a strong earthquake. Although more than 4,000 people died in Chengdu, and situated only 50 kilometers away from the epicenter, Chengdu did not suffer major damage.

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