- And a few more... Oops, forgot to include these shots from the Forbidden City: nice stone work; nice karstic stone garden and old trees in the Imperial Garden; and the girls in front of one of the guardian lions.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/684328/P1210668.j Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 8, 2014
- Imperial Beijing: the Summer Palace and Forbidden CitySo not long after the Ming Dynasty rulers of the early 15th century decided that Beijing should be their new capital, they set to building the palaces and other infrastructure they would need there. Today (Day 3 for us Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 8, 2014
- Day 2 continued...I almost forgot to tell you about our walk through the “night market”, just a couple of blocks away from our hotel. A block of food vendors sell everything from the benign steamed dumplings to the bizarre deep fried Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 7, 2014
- DAY 2: Nan Jing Road (July 7, 2014)Okay so the 13 hours of sleep on the plane was not a good idea. I tossed and turned until 11:15 PM, and against my original promise to myself, I got up, turned on my laptop, and went on the Posted by gillsofafish in Returning to the Birthplace | Jul 7, 2014
- Biking 2014 - Part 7And to continue that last post: Here are shots of that beach / ring road area from 2012 and 2013!
Yes, there is some trash on the beaches. Someone probably missed this when it disappeared though.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.c Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Jul 6, 2014
- Great Day at the Great WallOn Day 2 of our China trip we drove north of Beijing to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. On our previous trips to China (2005 and 2009) we visited the Badaling section. Being closer to Beijing it Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 6, 2014
- DAY 1: Uncomfortable Flight (July 6, 2014)Greetings from Shanghai!
We spent 14 hours on the direct flight from Toronto to Shanghai on Air Canada.
My flight could be summarized in three simple key words: sleep, malnourishment, and noisy.
I slept for 13 out of the 14 hours—I have Posted by gillsofafish in Returning to the Birthplace | Jul 6, 2014
- ACCORTEZZEIeri sono riuscita a fotografare una GENIALATA che avevo già visto prima ma ovviamente non avevo fatto in tempo a immortalare [i](talvolta mi chiedo perché mi faccio ancora così tanti scrupoli a fotografare la gente quando poi io e tutti Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Jul 5, 2014
- Rickshaw to HeavenGetting behind with these blog entries already! Here it is Saturday night, and I haven't been able to write up what happened on our first full day in Beijing. So lets get to it...
Our wonderful guides, Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 5, 2014
- Biking 2014 - Part 6I've been sharing the most exciting rides recently: exploring the greater Xiamen area and other countries.
I don't take a lot of photos on my most common route anymore, since I ride it so often.
I thought I would share photos of Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Jul 4, 2014
- VEDIAMO CHI INDOVINA!Ciao a tutti, oggi vi sottopongo un gioco, direi piu' un indovinello sia per cambiare un po' (mica devo essere sempre io aparlare!), sia perche' vorrei capire un po' in quanti mi seguono ancora :)
Ecco l'indovinello: "cosa vendono queste persone Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Jul 3, 2014
- The Foreign Experience
This is a picture of an artefact in Suzhou museum
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/687524/90_2014-05-31-15-00-54_photo.jpg caption=2014- Posted by travelxdreams in China Travel Experience | Jul 2, 2014
- Zai jian BeijingOur last day in beijing we went to the great wall. We took the chair lift up which is scary and took the toboggan slide down. However mine was stuck and i could hardly get it to move. It was Posted by maykay14 in Kayla's Travel Blog | Jul 2, 2014
- Mapo -Temkin VillageFeb 8th
Surfacing to consciousness like the pistachios shells that float in my garbage, I find a grey dawn laid out in Yujin town. The city is strangely quiet for the hour, no life visible in the concrete courtyards directly below Posted by Camp-Aztitz in Girls Just Wanna Have Yuan | Jul 1, 2014
- Hangzhou Trip #1….and China has lotuses. One of the things I hoped to see in Hangzhou was the blooming of the lotus blossoms. The plants grow up out of muddy water to yield lush, huge greenery and, in the summer, Posted by audklein in Shanghai 2014 | Jun 29, 2014
- NOTTI BRAVE!Come alcuni di voi già sanno, la mia previsione di 'disintossicarmi' un po' dalle serate alcoliche è andata a farsi benedire già dal primo weekend che ho messo piede in Cina :) si perché sono finita in un covo di Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Jun 29, 2014
- Beijing day 3 I arrived in Beijing June 25 when we went to the hutongs, which are an old part of the town with many shops. This has been my favorite place so far. We also went to forbidden city, wangfujing shopping street, Posted by maykay14 in Kayla's Travel Blog | Jun 28, 2014
- Quick updateIt's been over a week since I was in Margate and things are moving slowly. This is in part due to the fact that the letting agency had a crisis and the person dealing with me walked out her Posted by safemouse in Life in Broken Britain | Jun 27, 2014
- RANDOM!E' da un po' che non scrivo, scusate :( motivo per cui andro' un po' "random" :)
Sabato scorso sono stata a pattinare sul ghiaccio...si si avete capito bene, qui anche d'estate si sta freschi freschi sul ghiaccio. Sapete bene quanto Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Jun 25, 2014
- Impressions of Lijiang and Shangri-laNever expected to be back in China so fast so soon after my recent Jiangnan trip. This time it was at the last minute invitation of a friend. It was basically a toss-up between Lijiang and Guilin. We did consider Posted by acerchuan in Acerchuan Travel Blog | Jun 24, 2014
- ShanghaiWe decided to take the upgrade to Fairmont Gold but not sure if we will get our money’s worth. We decided to have breakfast with the group on our first morning in Shanghai. The restaurant is very art nouveauish and Posted by rossandglenda in Ross and Glenda in China | Jun 23, 2014
- Yangstze Cruise - Sandouping - Three Gorges Dam - ShanghaiThe Three Gorges Dam was built to help mitigate the water from the mountains that flows into what is eventually known as the Yangtze. I have always referred to the Yangtze as the long river that flows from near the Posted by rossandglenda in Ross and Glenda in China | Jun 22, 2014
- Yangstze Cruise - Fengei - Qutang and Wu GorgeWell, another sleep in, with us waking at the mooring at Fengei where we had the option of visiting the White Emperor City at Baidicheng. We chose to stay on board and attend the Chinese language lesson, where one speaks Posted by rossandglenda in Ross and Glenda in China | Jun 22, 2014
- Yangstze Cruise - FengduAfter a reasonably restful night we woke to find our boat berthed at Fengdu. We were treated to a 7am wakeup with breakfast at 7.30. At 8.30 we left the ship, walking over what used to be a village area. Posted by rossandglenda in Ross and Glenda in China | Jun 22, 2014
- Zhongshan ParkOur first morning in Shanghai seemed like a fine time to check out the park across the street. We were not disappointed. Even at 8am, there were many people enjoying the park—exercising, walking, gathering in groups to do Posted by audklein in Shanghai 2014 | Jun 21, 2014