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The Magical China Trip 2012


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Photos: Lijiang

Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Dali

Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Kunming

Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

Stone Forest, Western Hills
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Kunming, Dali, Lijiang – October 27-30, 2012

Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 | Views [3935]

Kunming Around 1940, Kunming was the Chinese end of what would become the Burma Road, an old road that led from India through Myanmar to China.  It was also sometimes known as the “Road to Mandalay.”  During WWII, it became ... Read more >

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Chongqing and Vicinity – October 23-26, 2012

Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | Views [843] | Comments [1]

My gratitude goes to my niece Jody who researched Chongqing and Kunming for me so I would have some background information on my father in those cities.  My father was in Chongqing and Kunming in 1939 and 1940.  He went to there because the ... Read more >

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Photos: Chongqing and Vicinity

Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

Old Town, Dazu Grottoes, WWII Museums
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Xi’an and Vicinity – October 20 – 22, 2012

Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | Views [17202]

Daen finally arrived on Friday afternoon, October 19 th , exhausted but happy to be in China.  I was greatly relieved and happy to see him.  He had his own adventures getting there, including having to travel all the way across Seoul, Korea, ... Read more >

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Photos: Xi'an and Vicinity

Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | Views [1091]

Today is Wednesday.  I am back at the Xi’an Skytel Hotel; a guide picked me up from the train station and delivered me here, then hurried off to pick up someone else at the airport.  What do I do with myself while waiting for Daen to ... Read more >

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Baoji, October 14-16, 2012, the Magic Continues

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | Views [4988] | Comments [3]

October 15, 2012 - After visiting the Famen Temple yesterday, my guide and the driver brought me to Baoji.  Imagine Boise’s worst inversion, and then double it.  It’s a good thing I don’t suffer from SADD.  I have a feeling ... Read more >

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Photos: Baoji

Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Famen Temple

Sunday, 14 Oct 2012 | Views [7154] | Comments [2]

I went to the FaMenSi (法门寺, pronounced fa mun tssuh ) this morning.  The ancient temple, which has undergone considerable reconstruction since its origin circa 557 to 581, has been pretty well overwhelmed by the new one, completed in 2009. ... Read more >

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Photos: Famensi - Famen Temple

Sunday, 14 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Huang Shan - Yellow Mountain

Sunday, 14 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Huang Shan – Yellow Mountain

Saturday, 13 Oct 2012 | Views [1087]

Well, I didn’t exactly climb the mountain.  Alvin, my guide, talked me into taking the cable car up.  However, we walked up steps and down steps for a good 3-½ hours.  Does that count?  I think it does.  I had no ... Read more >

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Chinese Gardens, Suzhou

Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | Views [4800]

It’s all about the view in China.  Here in the south, with the weather a little milder than other places and the growing season extended, the gardens are designed for summer living or retirement homes.  The vast majority of the gardens ... Read more >

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Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Views [734] | Comments [1]

Ok, I’m getting used to Chinese food now.  I keep forgetting to take pictures before I tuck in!  So far, the only repeats I’ve been served are several versions of sweet and sour pork.  I think Americans are expected to want ... Read more >

Sights of Hangzhou

Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | Views [3473]

In Hangzhou, I visited the Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum, a Tea Museum and Plantation, the Lingyin Temple, and Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  To be honest, only the latter two were of particular note, although the kiln was interesting.... Read more >

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Photos: Food and Restaurants

Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

A Record of Chinese and Western Dishes consumed while traveling in China
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The Leisure Bicycle Ride around West Lake, Hangzhou

Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | Views [1419] | Comments [3]

Think about the words “Leisure bicycle ride around West Lake.”  What images does this conjure in the western mind?  Maybe you think about riding a sleek 21-speed mountain bike along the green belt in Boise, even riding out to Lucky ... Read more >

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