Monthly Archives: November 2012

Trekking Through China…Just Pictures

I’ve put together a collection of pictures that didn’t make it into any of the other blogs in this series. They’re mostly from Beijing and Xi’an…faces, artwork, nature and buildings that might be of interest to those who are following … Continue reading

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Trekking Through China…Beijing Revisited

Beijing was our very first stop. In my earliest blogs in this Trekking Through China series, I focused on Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Great Wall. But I must have been jet-lagged and mushy-brained in those early days … Continue reading

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Trekking Through China…Hong Kong

Hong Kong was the last stop on our itinerary. Hong Kong had always seemed to me to be such an exciting cosmopolitan city, so I was really looking forward to experiencing it in person. Unfortunately, by the time we got … Continue reading

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Trekking Through China…Macau

There was a definite change in the “look-and-feel” of everything once we left mainland China and landed in Macau. The pace of the tour changed dramatically (a lot more free time), there was a noticeable change in the sense of … Continue reading

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Trekking Through China…Guilin and Guangzhou

By this point in the trip, I was admittedly very fatigued. My brain suddenly felt like it had hit a wall and refused to absorb any more information. The next few days between Yangshuo and Macau were a bit of … Continue reading

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Trekking Through China…Yangshuo…Cruising Down the Li River

While there’s no denying that visiting the Great Wall of China will forever be a highlight of my life for me, the day we cruised down the Li River might well turn out to be one of the most memorably … Continue reading

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Trekking Through China…Yangshuo

Okay, I admit that I didn’t do one iota of research before heading to China. Oh, I diligently went through the guide book and flagged every stop listed on our itinerary – but I never actually read even one word. … Continue reading

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