There is always a mad rush to get back home for Chinese New Year and all modes of transportation is packed and I mean packed, check out the link below. The photos tell a story of crowded travel in China during this time and it is not recommended for travelers. Talk about personal space or lack thereof. We go back to see my wife’s family every several years but not every year because it is cold and travel is difficult. One time it took us 5 hours to drive what would normally take 45 minutes because there was so much traffic. But once we are there it is great seeing my wife with her family. In the villages and small towns there are fireworks going off from 5am in the morning until 2am the following morning we a small 3 hour break. It was like clockwork during our last visit right at 5am the fireworks started to go off. It is all about family and going back to your home to visit your relatives to eat, drinks, give gifts, and gamble.
We posted photos on our website for our 2013 Chinese New Year visit.
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