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  • Guilin and The Longji Rice TerracesGreetings from northern Guangxi Province! The first 2 days of our China Highlights tour were spent in the Longji rice terraces near the town of Longsheng, about 2 hours drive north of the city of Guilin. Longji means "dragon's back". Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 19, 2014
  • Thursday evening 7/17To celebrate the move-in to the new office, the company decided to go to a rock-wall center last night. Most had never tried this before, so it was fun to watch. DH and I felt like proud parents Posted by audklein in Shanghai 2014 | Jul 17, 2014
  • Thursday afternoon 7/16With the expected temperature to be in the 80s today, and the clouds parting for a blue-sky day, I dragged Rass out for the afternoon. Racket and Beemer chose to stay in and would later walk down to the Posted by audklein in Shanghai 2014 | Jul 17, 2014
  • Good bye and Nihao!Hello, This is a quick note from the present, 10:45 pm on July 17. We have come to the end of our wonderful Homeland Tour with our great group of co-travellers and friends. I have fallen behind on Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 17, 2014
  • PIOVONO CANI E GATTI!!!Vi chiederete il perché di questo titolo, non è che qui in Cina piove qualcosa di diverso dalla pioggia (anche se con l'inquinamento che c'é qui non mi stupirei se piovessero davvero degli animali!) è semplicemente un modo di dire Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Jul 16, 2014
  • ChongqingWe awoke in a palatial hotel. The style is very modern, all sleek, linear, wood, marble, metal and glass. The bathroom had a tub, shower, and the usual other facilities, but it was separated from the sleeping area Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 16, 2014
  • Yangjiang-Guangzhou-ChongqingToday (July 11) we had a big travel day: bus from Yangjiang to Guangzhou, then a flight to Chongqing. Chongqing, like Beijing and Shanghai is considered a District (like Washington DC). That is, it is treated like a Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 16, 2014
  • The Pool!!!!With all this talk of the great hotel pool in Yangjiang I forgot to include photos. So here they are, And a few miscellaneous shots Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 15, 2014
  • Shiluipu-Fabric MarketToday Racket and I decided to go down to the fabric market to find tailored shirts. The building houses over 100 stalls with hanghing samples of clothing and lots of yardage lying around. You can get measured and Posted by audklein in Shanghai 2014 | Jul 14, 2014
  • Up above there is heaven...Today, our driver is coming to Suzhou. He is bringing a colleague of DH’s who has recently moved to Shanghai from Beaverton, OR. In fact, this young man’s family owns my favorite restaurant in town! We are Posted by audklein in Shanghai 2014 | Jul 14, 2014
  • Weekend trip to SuzhouWe took the high-speed train today to Suzhou. This area, outside of Shanghai, is known for its classical Chinese gardens and villas. I learned that China has four famous gardens, two of which are in Suzhou. On Posted by audklein in Shanghai 2014 | Jul 14, 2014
  • The Xi’muda triangleSo after a decent nights sleep (probably due to the fact that our legs had almost fallen off walking the Xi’an wall the day before) we got up and joined the group for our day out to see what everybody Posted by rexontheroad in Rex on the Road | Nov 6, 2012
  • Day 7: Shou Jia Lou (July 12, 2014)We woke up at 8:00 and went down with my uncle to a breakfast restaurant. It was so crowded (Saturday) and there were so few employees. It took them half an hour to deliver our food, and I spent it Posted by gillsofafish in Returning to the Birthplace | Jul 12, 2014
  • DAY 6: Global Harbour Mall (July 11, 2014)I slept until 9:00 today, and it was great. My mom, brother and I went to the Global Harbour Mall today, a 5 story shopping mall with stores that varied from UNIQLO to H&M to Coach. The first thing that Posted by gillsofafish in Returning to the Birthplace | Jul 12, 2014
  • YangjiangSo we woke up in this beautiful hotel, the Yangjiang Garden Phoenix Hotel. Our room was huge and had a balcony. the entrance has a large painted dome, reminiscent of an Italian fresco. In fact the whole Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 11, 2014
  • Guangzhou to Yangjiang and the South China SeaToday we packed up and drove south down the coastal expressway to Yangjiang, the birthplace of our daughters. Before we get into that here are a few shots of the inside of our Guangzhou Holiday Inn Hotel. The Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 11, 2014
  • GuangzhouGreetings from Guangzhou! After a very hearty breakfast (they put on a good buffet spread in these hotels) we headed out to see the Six Banyan Temple, just a short bus ride away. This Buddhist temple was originally built Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 10, 2014
  • DAY 5: Cooking at Home (July 10, 2014)Toady was a relaxing day at home, a much needed break. I woke up around 7:00, which was pretty late for me these days. I had cake for breakfast, and my mosquito bite count has reached 11, all on my Posted by gillsofafish in Returning to the Birthplace | Jul 10, 2014
  • DAY 4: Tian Zi Fang/Haircut (July 9, 2014)My aunt took a day off work today—spontaneously—and went to Tian Zi Fang, a popular tourist location full of little shops in a maze of alleys. It was really quite nice, although most things were quite expensive. There were tons Posted by gillsofafish in Returning to the Birthplace | Jul 10, 2014
  • WHY NOT????Stavaolta ho fatto del mio meglio, sono stata sfacciata e ho sfoderato la fotocamera spudoratamente solo che c'era pochissimo spazio di azione e pochissimo tempo[i] (trova il cellulare in borsa, accedi alla fotocamera, fatti spazio tra le persone ecc).[/i Posted by Gamby in Travel Is My Nature | Jul 9, 2014
  • From Beijing to GuangzhouPacked up our stuff and said good-bye to Beijing this morning. We'll be back at the very end of our China travels. Traffic was uncharacteristically light on the way to the airport, so we arrived in plenty of Posted by dandgs in Our Expedition to China 2014 | Jul 9, 2014
  • DAY 3: It's Loud AF Here (July 8, 2014)Finally, I slept for 7 glorious hours, from 11:00 to 6:00. We had breakfast in the same restaurant, and this time I had hot soymilk and two meat buns. We went to my other grandparent’s place today, and they lived Posted by gillsofafish in Returning to the Birthplace | Jul 8, 2014
  • 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
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