Archive for the ‘Travel Abroad’ Category

How to visit Beijing and Xian

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
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 I’ll continue my travel blog after I finish my business trip beyond Beijing on Sept 02, 2010. If this is your first time to visit my travel blog, some of my previous posts below may be useful  for you to plan your trip to Beijing and Xian.
Tips for Visiting Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City Travel Tips – The Palace Museum Travel Tips
Tips for Visiting the Great Wall of China around Beijing
How to Visit Ming Tombs in Beijing
Tips for visiting Summer Palace
Tips for Visiting the Temple of Heaven
How to visit Beihai Park Beijing
How to visit Shichahai
How to visit Bird’s Nest and Water Cube
How to visit CCTV Tower in Beijing
How to Visit National Grand Theatre in Beijing
How to Enjoy Beijing Nightlife
Top 10 Most Romantic Places in Beijing
Top 10 Beijing Souvenirs
Top 10 Tourist Scams Beijing
Beggars and panhandlers in Beijing
Don’t know how to cross the streets in Beijing
Don’t come aboard the ” black ” tour bus!
Look for the official and reliable taxis in Beijing
How to book train tickets from Beijing to Xian
Tips for visiting Xian
How to visit Terracotta Army in Xian
How to book train tickets from Beijing to Tianjin
Beijing Xian Guilin Travel Tips
Travel Insurance VS Self-employed Tour Guides in China
Not advisable to use self-employed drivers and tour guides
Independent tour guides or tour guides designated by a tour company?

Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda, an idiot or grave digger

Monday, June 28th, 2010
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Not a football fan, but as for the world football cup on a four year cycle, I would choose some of the matches linking to my favorite teams like Italy, Brazil, Argentina, England, Germany, etc. no matter on finals, quarterfinals, knockout rounds, or even the group stage.
For me, any football match in the world cup is a kind of entertainment rather than a competition between two teams like a war without weapons. You find nothing like patriotism in the course of watching the games here. You know, China PR national football team is not there. And I don’t think this infamous team will be on the world stage within 50 years. Poor are the football fans in China, who have no hope for their happy days to come!
Last night (June 27, 2010), the knockout round between England and Germany was the focus for the global football fans. They are both my favorite teams. I sat before the TV, drinking beer, eating snacks, enjoying life and feeling comfortable seeing the two teams playing the game. 
But my enjoyment was disrupted by the Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda. He gave a blown call that denied England a valid goal breaking the balance in the competition. England’s player – Lampard”s shot bounce down off the crossbar and the ball pass the line by more than a foot for what should have been a goal. The Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda turned a blind eye on it. He is an idot or grave digger who deliberately digs a grave for the England Team to fall in? It is disgusting, like a dead fly in my rice bowl.
A referee is a human being. All Human beings make mistakes. So why not using a modern facility hepling to address a man made blunder? A referee controls the fates of elite players. But who controls a referee? No control will be followed by corruption and unfairness.
I feel sorry for the England’elite players, and fans on the spot and at home.
Maybe this is life, which is teamed with unfairness, setback, frustration… We have to be strong enough to keep on walking ahead.

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