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Flying home today!!!

Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | Views [692] | Comments [4] | Video

My Asia adventure is finally coming to an end!!!  This will be my last blog entry...I've put together a slideshow of my China trip...so enjoy!  This has been such a wonderful trip...I'm leaving here with such great memories and also new friendships.  ... Read more >


Gallery: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Beijing Duck

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Acting like the locals...pushing and shoving....and Beijing DUCK!

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | Views [1190] | Comments [5]

Wow...the last two days have been very tiring!!!  Helen and I got up early both mornings to meet our tour guide at 7:20am.  I'm not use to getting up so early since I've been sleeping in late!  Also, it's been really hot the last two days...so the sun ... Read more >


Gallery: Ming Tombs and Badaling Great Wall

Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Climbing Mutianyu Great Wall...

Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Views [904] | Comments [3]

I made it to the Mutianyu Great Wall today!!!  Mutianyu is about 3km long and is not as heavily restored as the more popular Badaling Great Wall.  I got up bright and early to meet Cory and our driver at 8am to start our day.  The drive to Mutianyu took ... Read more >


Gallery: Mutianyu Great Wall and Houhai

Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Relaxing on Beihai Lake and learning Beijing's History...

Saturday, 8 Aug 2009 | Views [1108] | Comments [3]

Well, I was a lazy bum today and slept in till around 9am...so we didn't make it to Mutianyu Great Wall.  Cory ended up having to work in the morning as well, so it worked out that I didn't get up early.  By the time we met up, it was lunch time and ... Read more >


Gallery: Beijing - Beihai Park, Hutongs, and Houtai

Saturday, 8 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Pearl Market and Other Tourists....

Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | Views [779] | Comments [3]

I didn't venture out too far today...hung around the area by my hotel since the weather wasn't too great.  I went to the Pearl Market to check out what things they have there...very similiar to Yashou Market with all the fake purses, watches, etc.  They ... Read more >


Gallery: Beijing - Olympic Green

Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Improving my bargaining skills....

Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Views [711] | Comments [4]

What a wonderful day...just doing my own thing!!!  I slept in late today...till about 10am.  It's the latest I've slept since I've been here and it's the most sleep I've gotten...felt so good!! :)  I started off the day with a workout (yes, I'm trying ... Read more >


Au Revoir Shanghai...Bonjour Beijing....

Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | Views [717] | Comments [5]

I'm sitting at the airport right now waiting on my last domestic flight to Beijing.  The last 4.5 weeks have flown by very fast...it's been fun and tiring at the same time.  Beijing will be the first time that I am truly alone (until Helen comes on Sunday).... Read more >


My favorite city so far....Suzhou...

Sunday, 2 Aug 2009 | Views [2181] | Comments [3]

Tom booked a tour for me to go to a nearby city called Suzhou today.  Suzhou is about 1.5 hours outside of Shanghai and it's absolutely beautiful!!!  I think this is my favorite city so far!!!  Suzhou has two of the most famous gardens in China (there ... Read more >


Gallery: Suzhou

Sunday, 2 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Nasty Szechuan Food and Dressing Up For a Night Out....

Saturday, 1 Aug 2009 | Views [726] | Comments [6]

I've been slacking on my blog...too busy having fun!! :) Friday, July 31: I think I've actually found some food that I dislike!  I tried a Szechuan restaurant and the food there was absolutely terrible!!!  Everything was soaked in oil and hot peppers.... Read more >


Another city...more shopping!!

Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [467] | Comments [4]

Ugh...it rained all day yesterday.  It rained when I left Shenzhen and it rained when I got to Shanghai.  The flight was slightly delayed, but I got a chance to chat with a gentleman (Marty) who lives in Shanghai.  He saw my US passport and started chatting ... Read more >


Hanging in Hong Kong...

Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [658] | Comments [5]

Hong Kong is such a nice city...so clean compared to the other cities I've visited.  There are so many shopping centers...too bad I didn't have time to do more shopping!  We got to HK around 12:30 to meet up with Wendy and Patrick but they were running ... Read more >


Gallery: Hong Kong

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Manicure and Food Pics

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery


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The food just keeps on getting better...

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | Views [542] | Comments [3]

We didn't do too much yesterday...most of the day was spent shopping, getting a manicure, and eating lots of food!!! :)  We needed a relaxing day since we'd been on road trips everyday since Mimi and her mom picked me up.  Mimi's mom has two assistants ... Read more >


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