Category Archives: China

Yes, Beau and I are on a a budget but every once and a while you are in an area that the hotels are going to be expensive, so why not pick a hotel with a great style.  While searching for hotels
We love Hong Kong!  We spent seven days in this amazing city and didn't even scratch the surface of all the great things Hong Kong has to offer.  The greatness comes at a price, we w
Beau and I didn't have much time in Shanghai but we managed to squeeze in a little time to find some eye candy.  Driving into Shanghai from the airport to our hotel, my head and eyes were ju
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Although Shanghai is the largest city in China with over 20 million people, sometimes it was easy to forget that we were in a sprawling metropolis.  We did do a little sightseeing in Shanghai
Throughout our travels in China, Beau and I were surprised to see so many new modern cities with flashing neon lights and tall skyscrapers in the middle of nowhere.  So after our Yangtzee river tour
During our Yangtze river cruise, we took a day trip up the Long Men Gorge.  This was a nice excursion up a tributary that may have given us a glimpse of what the Yangtze looked like prior to D
I can compare our Yangtzee river cruise to downtown Las Vegas.  I'm not talking the strip with the pretty hotels and even prettier people.  I'm talking downtown with Casinos like
Wandering around the lush bamboo forest of Chengdu Giant Panda Research Center in search of the next cute panda was hard work.  Ok not hard work, just slippery and hazardous when you are wearing
For Thanksgiving (a US holiday), we thought we would give you something warm, cuddly and cute.... Pandas!  Who doesn't love pandas?  They are so cute that they don't even look real.  It was hard fo
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Food vortex?  Yes, food vortex, I just invented a term. (I Googled it, no matches... it's mine) I was surfing the internet taking full advantage of the rare occurrence of fast internet and &
Beau and I did go to Tibet.  We understand that there are strong political issues surrounding Tibet.  We do have our own opinions on these issues but we are choosing not to discuss them on this foru
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Tibet was easily one of the most anticipated places in our journey.  We arrived Lhasa in the early evening and were immediately aware of how special of a place we were in.  The city of ove
Both my grandfathers were farmers, I wonder would it would be like if one of them stumbled upon one of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries.  I bet they would have gotten a litt
October 1st was to be a big day, a very big day in China, the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.  This celebration would be on the same scale as the Olympic celebration.
Looking out the train window as we arrived in Beijing, we prepared for cold and possible rain by how gloomy it looked outside.  Then we walked out of the train into the haze to be hit with extreme he
Our adventure on the Trans Mongolian Express would take us from Moscow to Ulaanbataar to Beijing.  The actual time spent on a moving train would be 6 days, 2 hours and 13 minutes covering 7,622 kil