In the past my visits to Shanghai have been short and uninspiring. I thought of Shanghai as another BIG city. Now with a population of 14.5 million it is a city full of contradictions. You can look at the river front of the Huangpu River … Continue readingShanghai in a new light!
I left Ningbo on a D Train very much like one of the European Bullet Trains. The waiting area for departure was not as confusing as I remembered from a prior trip. Fast clean and like Germany on time:) We cruised at 143km 35 degrees outside … Continue readingHangzhou Hot and Crowded
In the past I have visited Ningbo many times for business. I stayed at nice business hotels. This time I am staying at a 2 star hotel that is very close to the Moon Lake Scenic District. There are several park areas along a river with lakes … Continue readingCity of Ningbo
UPDATE 6/1/2016 I recently found a card to the the the Zhou’s, the place uis stayed. You can find more information here www.jkwall.com With the aid of Alli my new friend in Lijiang, I made my way to Huairou from Beijing. I took only cameras … Continue readingJiankou and Xizhizi The lesser visited “Great Wall”
I Arrived in Beijing in the early morning hours of Sunday July 15th. I had opted to stay close to the Airport due to late but as late as my actual arrival was. Thanks Hilton Honors! This stop on my trip was going to be … Continue readingBeijing, National Center for the Perfoming Arts
I have a new Chinese Canadian friend, Min, who is now from Montreal via Toronto and her hometown of Xi’An. She was traveling with her mother to a town at the junction of the road that leads to Taibai Mountain. On my first day I … Continue readingUp To Taibai Mountain
I arrived Tuesday July 10th and had a short wander around in the very hot conditions. I was led to believe it would be cooler around the mountains. In the morning after my time trying to secure a Air China flight to Beijing I ventured out … Continue readingTown of Baoji with STAIRS climbed!
I figured since I am flying Air China and I am a Star Alliance Gold member why not book directly with Air China instead of www.ctrip.com. Wrong idea!!! After spending close to 3 hours trying to meet the use of a non-Chinese credit card I … Continue readingAir China woes
Monday July 11 was my last day before heading west to the Taibai Mountains. The morning started out with heavy rain and it rained on and off throughout the day. Starbucks did not have their Wi-Fi up when I stopped in after finding out only tours to … Continue readingViews from Xi’An Wall
It has been over 6 years since I last visited the Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Army. As with all of China nothing stands still except for broken clocks or statues. When we visited this place in April 2006 we took a planned tour from the hotel … Continue readingThe Terracotta Army