Last Days in China

Our last full day in China was packed with sightseeing during the daylight hours. We began by arriving at Tian’anmen Square at about 8:30 am.  It is a vast expanse with Chairman Mao’s tomb at one end and the entrance to The Forbidden City and the Imperial Palace at the other.   In the tomb you [...]

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Goodbye Xi’an; Hello Beijing

Friday in Xi’an included a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (remember, we saw the little one Thursday afternoon) and a trip to the archeological activity where the Chinese government continues to excavate the site where some local farmers discovered some pottery fragments and ancient bronze weapons while digging a well.   
The Big Wild [...]

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Last Day in Hangzhou; Off to Xi’ an

It has been a few days since I have posted; so there is some catching up to do.   While I have had internet access at each stop, my ability to access our WordPress blog publishing software has been spotty.   Tonight we are in Xi ‘an and before dinner I was able to upload some pictures, [...]

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Our First Three Days in China

Three days into our trip to China, I finally have an opportunity to catch my blog up-to-date.  During our first two days in Xinchang, internet connection would not allow me to connect to the blog editor.  Now, in the larger city of Hangzhou, that problem no longer exists.
After what seemed like an interminable 14 ½ [...]

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