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China: something about the country

In the last 20 years, China went through a period of massive growth (see graph). The economy has grown steadily, accelerating urbanization and technological development. Wages have risen of 10x in the past two decades, which pushed the cheap manufacturing factories to move to other countries as Vietnam, Philippines, etc. 291 more words



From South to North

After the two weeks spent in HongKong and Shenzhen with university, my girlfriend and I started our journey to explore the Mainland. 955 more words


White Tank Mountains

Looking east toward Phoenix and beyond

Our first day trip of 2018 was to the far west side of the valley to the White Tanks. In 1963, Maricopa County acquired the land that makes up the north end of the White Tank Mountains from the Bureau of Land Management and opened up the White Tank Mountain Regional Park. 191 more words


An Essential Travel List

This is your go-to guide for travel – don’t forget all of the bits and bobs that are vital when you’re travelling overseas. Keep in mind that certain items will have to be added or removed depending on where you’ll be travelling. 240 more words



The next stop on our Italian adventure, albeit a brief one was Naples.  I had been here about 20 years ago and as it turned out, had little memory of the city!  619 more words


The big start! Barcelona day 1

So this is it! As we told you, we have created this blog to share our one year trip around Asia and Australia. And…it really starts today! 326 more words


ESF: the ski instructors of France

What are the incentives for ESF ski instructors?

Here in Spain many ski “schools” function more as clubs so the instructors and directors of the schools are interested in capturing and maintaining clients. 333 more words

Alpine Skiing