Don’t Miss the Lijiang China Local Market

November 11, 2007 No Comments »

Lijiang China

  We were in the old town of Lijiang – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Lijiang is a tourist town of canals, tourist shopping, and red lanterns. The village streets were not crowded, but often a man with a pig or cow would walk down the dirt street as if he were taking his pet […]

My Ancient Chinese Hero – Dali

November 10, 2007 1 Comment »

For the ‘best of’ Yunnan Photography – click here! For all snapshots of Dali – click here! My sister and I were in search of a hiking trip on southern China. After much searching on the internet, I finally located a company called Backroads of China. Who seemed to cover much of the Yunan Provence […]

Hash Cache

November 9, 2007 2 Comments »

Photo: Geocaching – all you need is a GPS and an adventurous spirit! Calling all travel geeks!!!!! There’s a treasure out there that is waiting to be found all over the world and all you need is a GPS and an adventurous spirit. I am traveling with a small group through the Yunnan province in […]

High in the Jet Steam and Deep in the Ground – Xi’an

October 28, 2007 No Comments »

For the ‘best of’ Northern China Photography – click here! For all snapshots of Xian – click here! For all snapshots of the Terracotta Soldiers – click here! My last stop on my tour of Northern China was the small town of Xi’an. Of course – small in China is a population of 8 million […]

The Great Wall – The Great Destroyer of Knees

October 26, 2007 5 Comments »

One of the main reasons I went to China was to do Great Wall hiking through one of the most breathtaking sections of Jinshaling and Simatai. Closed for a period for a bit of restoration and other issues, today, it is again open for visitors. Undulating through the steep mountaintops – my knees wouldn’t like […]

Battle Of The Bugs – Voyage To The Great Wall

October 26, 2007 3 Comments »

Photo: The Great Wall of China – Mutianyu Section For the ‘best of’ Northern China Photography – click here! For all snapshots of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall – click here! The Great Wall of China – yet another site that I never really expected to see in my life – but when […]

Countdown to the SmOgLYMPICS!

October 23, 2007 No Comments »

Photo: Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium surrounded by smog and construction For all snapshots of the Olympic Buildings and smog – click here! In less than a year the whole world will be introduced to China through their TV sets and a finely tuned production of the Olympics in Beijing. China, the largest populated country in […]

A Father, A Daughter, and Some Chinese Food – Beijing

October 22, 2007 2 Comments »

For the ‘best of’ Northern China Photography – click here! To see all snapshots of Beijing Sites – click here! When I was about 12 years old, I was treated to my first memory of international cuisine…Chinese food. I will never forget going to a Chinese restaurant in Peoria for the first time. It was […]

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