China Day 1: Dulles to Beijing

Saturday, April 25, 2009

It’s the first day of a 10 day adventure with traveling partners Mickey, Donna, and Dr. Craven’s group from Milford High.  The rest of the group is flying…

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China Day 2: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

Sunday, April 26, 2009

After breakfast at the Beijing Kaiheng Century Hotel, Day 2 gets started with a bus ride to Tiananmen Square.  It’s a holiday in China so the square is…

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China Day 3: The Great Wall and Peking Duck

Monday, April 27, 2009

Day 3 begins with a tour of Beijing Banner Jadeware City, a workshop where artisans make jade carvings.  Like all of these tours they end with shopping for…

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China Day 4: Hutong and the Temple of Heaven

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today is our last day in Beijing, so while the bus is loading up I have some time to take a few pictures of the street in front…

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China Day 5: Terracotta Army Museum

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The overnight train to Xi’an seems like it was made for a great night’s sleep.  Gently rocking over the rails, I should have been out cold.  But instead,…

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China Day 6: Xi’an to Guilin

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 6 starts with a visit to the Xi’an Cultural Exchange Museum … … And then on to the Dayan Ta Great Wild Goose Pagoda … After lunch…

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China Day 7: Li River Cruise

Friday, May 1, 2009

I’m up early thanks to a rooster crowing outside the hotel.  Last night we arrived in Guilin after dark and had no idea what the city looked like. …

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China Day 8: Travelling to Shanghai

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A short post today.  Day 8 is mostly a travel day.  We board the bus to Guilin Airport and then take Shanghai Airlines flight 9336 to Shanghai Hongchou…

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China Day 9: Touring Shanghai

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunrise on Day 9 reveals Shanghai as a complex combination of modern high-rise apartments buildings and older neighborhoods. On a dark and dreary morning we start with a…

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China Day 10: Shanghai to Dulles

Monday, May 4, 2009

Many Chinese begin the day with Tai Chi, so we’re up early visiting a park to watch. We spend the rest of the morning discussing Chinese life with…

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China 2009 Video

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Our 10 day trip Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, and Shanghai compressed to about 2 minutes … Technical details: Videotaped with a Canon HV-10 HDV camcorder and edited using iMovie.

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