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Trip: Tour of Northern China

There are [9] stories from my trip: Tour of Northern China

Gallery: Scheming, Scamming, and the Great Wall at Simatai

CHINA | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

The Great Wall
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Scheming, Scamming, and the Great Wall at Simatai

CHINA | Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 | Views [1501] | Comments [2]

So, Michelle and I had our trip from Beijing to Simatai very well planned out.  We checked our guidebook, and it recommended that we go the long distance bus station, from there catch bus 980, and once the bus made its last stop at Miyun we were ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

The Chairman is Closed for Renovations

CHINA | Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | Views [846] | Comments [1]

China is infamous for its odd English translations. Our hotel room in Qingdao, for example, had a sign that I believed to be a warning, but its message was cryptic: "Point out Friendly, Smooth Floor." I should certainly hope that ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: The Chairman is Closed for Renovations

CHINA | Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Tienamen Square and the Forbidden City
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Gallery: Lao Shan in the Rain

CHINA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Lao Shan Mountain in Shangdong Province
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Gallery: Views of Qingdao

CHINA | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Views of Qingdao
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Mr. Driver, Please Drive More Slowly

CHINA | Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | Views [453]

So, Chinese drivers are absolutely insane.  We took a taxi from Qingdao railway station to our hotel, and neither Michelle nor myself thought we would actually make it to our hotel.  Worried that our driver tempted fate too often by driving into head ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Hutong Tour

CHINA | Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | Views [403]

At least the weather in China was better than it was yesterday.  The day started off with a lot of smog, but I guess most of it blew off.  The afternoon was really quite nice.  While Michelle was attending meetings on plant stuff, I went on a tour of ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

First Evening in Beijing

CHINA | Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | Views [474]

Last evening we arrived in Beijing international airport, and I must say that I was not impressed with the security provided by the PSB.  I half expected to be stripped searched when I got here.  We had to fill out a certificate of health, provide information ... Read more >

Tags: Airports