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The Magical China Trip 2012


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Kunming, Dali, Lijiang – October 27-30, 2012

CHINA | 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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Photos: Xi'an and Vicinity

CHINA | Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Tags: banpo village, china, city wall, huaqing hot springs, shaanxi historical museum, terracotta warriors, xian city wall


CHINA | 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

CHINA | 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 >

Tags: baoji, baoji university, china, shaanxi

Photos: Baoji

CHINA | Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Famen Temple

CHINA | 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

CHINA | Sunday, 14 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Huang Shan – Yellow Mountain

CHINA | 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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Photos: Food and Restaurants

CHINA | Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

A Record of Chinese and Western Dishes consumed while traveling in China
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Photos: Hangzhou Sights

CHINA | Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

General Shots, Lingyin Temple, Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum
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Nanjing – 30 September to 03 October 2012

CHINA | Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | Views [15049] | Comments [2]

The trip to Nanjing took only about an hour and a half from Shanghai on the high-speed train, though I don’t believe we topped 298 kph.  On the way, we must have passed at least ten nuclear power plants (based on cooling towers I observed).... Read more >

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Photos: ZhongHuaMen and Ancient City Wall of Nanjing

CHINA | Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Tangshan

CHINA | Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

Visiting the Countryside
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Photos: The House at 1462/10 on Fuxin Road

CHINA | Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | Photo Gallery

formerly, Rue de Lafayette
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Tags: china, myers, shanghai

Xin Tian Di and the Bund

CHINA | Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 | Views [2273] | Comments [1]

Gloria and I walked around Xin Tian Di and met Huiling there for dinner.   Xin Tian Di is an old area of Shanghai that has been remodeled into small shops, restaurants, and bistros.   The traditional architecture, especially the shikumen ... Read more >

Tags: bund, china, shanghai

Nanjing Wish List

USA | Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | Views [736]

Originally, I had thought that my father lived in Nanjing, but I was incorrect.  I talked with Jody, my niece, who is really the expert on the Myers papers because of her dedicated work transcribing and indexing the contents of the 9 books of letters ... Read more >

Tags: china, d. f. myers, myers, nanjing, truck testing, tung-shan

Shanghai Wish List

USA | Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | Views [658]

I will have 4 nights and 3 complete days in Shanghai - (Wednesday night) Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.   One thing I would like very much is to meet Professor Wu; I will make myself available for whichever day and time is convenient for the professor.... Read more >

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