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
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
The weather here is much hotter and humid than it was in Lijiang. I arrived mid afternoon on the 4th of July. There were no fireworks or flag waving. I wonder why?? Not:) I visited the Bell Tower and Drum Tower each offers … Continue readingFirst Full Day in Xi’An
We traveled to the pretty much as far as one can travel without the required documents to actually enter Tibet. Deqin is a small city in North West Yunnan Province. 10 km south west lays the town of Feilai Si where the Feilai Si Temple … Continue readingFar Corner of Yunnan China
After 4 days the elusive Jade Dragon Snow Mountain revealed some of its peak Tuesday evening. I have some images that require work so I will show a Pano taken on my iPhone with the Der Man Dar App. The city of Lijiang rests in the shadow … Continue reading“JD” finally shows more!