6 Weeks of Data and Phone for $50 in China! I have an iPhone 4 with an US AT&T contract and data roaming charges are ridiculous!!! AT&T is not at all like T-Mobile who will happily unlock your device even when under contract, because you … Continue readingKeeping Connected on a Budget
Before departing on my 6 week photographic odyssey in China I was concerned about taking a large majority of my photographic gear half way around the world without adequate insurance. I had several thousand dollars of gear coming with me. What happens if someone walks … Continue readingProtect your investment
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