Madam Mahjong by kat

Not many people have heard of Guiyang, those who have, usually only know it for its reputation as being the poorest city in China. When I told several of my Hong Kongese friends that I lived in Guiyang they said that my decision to move to the area was an odd choice [...] 

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The Hard Sleeper Train: Part 1. Beijing to Guiyang (1,346.0 Miles) by kat

I was to embark on China’s longest rail route. The journey itself takes 36 hours and covers a massive 1,346 miles. Beginning in Beijing’s wealthy northeast, it rattles west across the belly of China toward T1b*t, and finally lurches south, chugging steadily to the sub tropics of Kunming, Yunnan (the province that boarders Laos, Vietnam and Burma). Guiyang, my destination, was the last major city before Kunming [...] 

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