Thursday, 12. December 2013 - 09:12
03. 10. 12. - 13:00
This is the great long haul of China waiting more than 740 million travellers as they cross-cross the country trying to get home for their six day Moon Festival national holiday this week.
Thousands of highways have faced complete gridlock, like this huge Shanghai-Kunming Expressway from eastern China where drivers were stranded for so long they abandoned their cars to walk their dogs, got for a meal in local restaurants or simply chat to other trapped families.
But it was even worse at rail and bus stations where would be passengers came to blows as they fought for seats on trains and coaches.
Experts say 740 million people will attempt to travel hundreds of miles across China this week as migrant workers attempt to get home for the week-long official autumn break.
Motorists have been warned on China's social networking internet sites to take adult nappies, mineral water, badminton racquets for sport, food, sleeping bags and laptops for keeping in touch
Economist Li Daokui explained: "The government has suspended all road tolls for the holiday so people have gone crazy.
"They'll end up spending their entire holiday going nowhere on the fast lane of a motorway."
PM Milanovic surprises tourism industry with chemicals story
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has questioned the Croatian tourism strategy of keeping the Mediterranean "as it used to be" by offering to help in transport of deadly chemicals from Syria.
Peljesac bridge is best solution to connect the south of Croatia
Building of the Peljesac Bridge to connect the south of Croatia with the rest of the country could start in 2015.
Bad luck for Boban family
Retired football star Zvonimir Boban and his wife Leonarda were about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their marriage, but instead she has ended up in a hospital after he accidentally ran over her leg with a car.
Custody extended for Nadan Vidosevic
The president of the Croatian Economic Chamber, Nadan Vidosevic, has been ordered to stay in custody for another two months.
Croatia takes Tivoli Ecoresort as its base in Brazil
Croatian Football Federation has chosen Tivoli Ecoresort in Bahia region as a base for the national team during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Former commander of Goli otok prison dies at 94
Former commander of notorious communist prison Goli otok in northern Adriatic has died.
Italian-Croatian association marks its 20th anniversary
The association used to send humanitarian aid to Croatia during the War for Independence and has later continued to develop relations between the two countries.
Cemetery employees steal gold from graves for 20 years
Fourteen employees of a cemetery and funeral service in Osijek, eastern Croatia, were sacked for stealing gold and jewellery from graves.
Electric Elephant returns to Tisno
Electric Elephant music festival has announced its seventh edition will take part in southern town of Tisno on the island of Murter from 10 to 14 July next year.
Niko Kovac to give the final list of World Cup team by 2 June
Croatian national football team coach Niko Kovac is expected to make his first broad list of players for World Cup in Brazil by 13 May.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|French backed company takes over Zagreb Airport|
|Croatia in a group with Brazil|
|Heart shaped island got two scars|
|Croatian Motorways officials offer resignation|
|Dubrovnik marks 22nd anniversary of bombing|