Tag Archives: China

2018: Entry Three– Jianshui, Yunnan, China

After the rice terraces and the Yuanyang area, I wasn’t thinking much of Jianshui, a city where we would stop for the night before ending back in Kunming. We didn’t have to journey all through the mountains like on the … Continue reading

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2018 Entry Two- Yuanyang Terraced Rice Fields, Yunnan, China (continued)

Haan, the driver, became another person taking those narrow, sharp, and curvy mountain roads. Even Cherry was complaining that she was getting sick. I was having horrific flashbacks of traveling on that dangerous mountain road, Route 13, in Laos between … Continue reading

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2018- Entry One Yunnan, China

I love having a ten-year multi-entry visa for China. I just get the ticket, jump on the plane, and can go for up to sixty days at a pop! My first real trip there several years ago was fantastic, and … Continue reading

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Summer 2016: Entry 9- Shanghai Part 2 and Beyond!

I managed to shower and take a 1 ½ hour nap before venturing forth in search of the Shanghai Museum. After walking around a bit to get my bearings of the neighborhood, I reached the People’s Park. It was then … Continue reading

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Summer 2016: Entry 8- The Road to Shanghai

Returning to the hotel in Xi’an from the Muslim Quarter, I grabbed my bags and went out to the street to get a cab. You would think that one would be available at 3:30, but I waited for 10 minutes … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 Entry 7: Xi’an Part Two

Xi’an is a big distraction because it has so many attractions! I felt like a monkey surrounded by so much bright and shiny bling! Every time I focused on going to one place, I’d see an equally interesting one and … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 Entry 5: Luoyang, China

The first thing you notice about Luoyang, indeed most cities here, is the haze of fog and pollution. In the winter, there are even alerts to stay indoors because of the poor air quality. I know first-hand that any lung … Continue reading

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