I’m sitting on the airplane waiting to taxi and reflecting on the past 15 days. It has truly been a whirlwind. I have been from Shenzhen to Beijing to Lanzhou to near Tibet to Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu all within a couple of weeks. I am completely worn out, but all of the effort and travel was worth it. I cannot wait to get back to Hong Kong and load my photos onto my computer and edit and post....
兰州旅游 Lanzhou Travels
Leaving from Beijing at 8:00PM and arriving at Lanzhou at 1:30AM 28 hours, by bus, later may have actually been worth the trouble. Some places are nice to go and relax for vacation and others you might have to work for a little bit. Western, the mostly non-western tourist part of China, falls under the latter. The trip here was excruciating, but so many things make up for it. I am blogging from my...
Today is my last day in Nanjing. This trip before has been nice. It’s good to be near to so many fascinating things. The past few days have been unbelievably rainy. Today, I might be able to go to the top of the mountain here I Nanjing. This is one of the tourist essentials and it would be great to be able to do it while here. I’ve been to three of the four ancient capitals now....
Fake Cars in China
I didn’t know it was real until I saw it in person today. Ladies and Gentlemen, China has faked the BMW X5. I wish I had a picture but it was gone as quickly as it came. Perhaps, I will chance upon another. At which time, I will be camera ready.
You know you are one of twelve white people in the city when the concierge hears you speak Mandarin and replies by saying he speaks no English. Hangzhou has been good so far. It’s been an interesting and different experience than visiting other cities in China because it’s not a tourist destination in the true sense of the phrase. Why? Hangzhou has perhaps one main unique destination...