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China: Final Thoughts

I should have done this after the last of my Alaska posts but didn’t think about it at the time. I’ll probably go back and recap that trip too. China was amazing. Yes there are major difference in culture and language but I didn’t go there to see what I was accustomed to at home.… Continue reading China: Final Thoughts

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China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

The last day of our China trip dawned. We had been in the country for 13 days. I wasn’t ready to leave, I don’t think anyone was. With that we decided to make the use of the few hours before our bus to the airport. I don’t remember who suggested the Jing’An Temple but my… Continue reading China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

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China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

Hey all hope that your week is going well and that you enjoyed Monday’s book review. Back to Shanghai today. After lunch and the embroidery shop we headed to the Shanghai Museum.  When the bus pulled up there was this little old lady sitting on the concrete edge of a raised bed. You could tell… Continue reading China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

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China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

Hey all, I hope you are having a good week so far. I hope you are ready to explore more of China. From the Yuyuan Gardens and the silk shop we headed over to see a fantastic view of the Shanghai skyline. I know the local tour guide was giving us all shorts of interesting… Continue reading China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

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China: Old Shanghai and Yuyuan Gardens: March 2016

Happy Wednesday everyone I hope you are having a great week. Last week I deviated from China a bit but we are going back today. From Wuhan we flew to Shanghai, our last city before departure back home. I’m from Dallas and no stranger to skyscrapers but China has Dallas beat by miles and miles.… Continue reading China: Old Shanghai and Yuyuan Gardens: March 2016

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China: Wuhan: March 2016

Our last port along the Yangtze was the city of Wuhan and we arrived with a hazy, red dawn. The city was still waking up as we disembarked for the final time. The moment was a bit bitter-sweet. Another part of my time in China was over but there were still adventures to be had.… Continue reading China: Wuhan: March 2016

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China: Jingzhou: School Visit: March 2016

Happy Wednesday readers, hope that your week is going well. In last week’s post we visited the Three Gorges Dam. This week we are leaving is behind behind the dam and making our way down the Yangtze River. Our second to last port in China was the city of Jingzhou. This city was visit was… Continue reading China: Jingzhou: School Visit: March 2016

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China: Three Gorges Dam: Visitor Center: March 2016

Per last post, we went through the lock gates of the Three Gorges Dam at night. From there we traveled a short ways down the river to a port city, and I cannot remember the name of said city. The next morning we were bused over to the dam visitor center and observation area. To… Continue reading China: Three Gorges Dam: Visitor Center: March 2016

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China: Three Gorges Dam: Lock System: March 2016

Our last major excursion on the Yangtze was the Three Gorges Dam. A few facts first about the Three Gorges Dam before I tell my story. The building of this dam displaced over a million people and flooded villages, towns and cities. Covering homes and industrial buildings in millions of gallons of water. I spoke… Continue reading China: Three Gorges Dam: Lock System: March 2016

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China: Goddess Stream: March 2016

Our second excursions on our trip down the Yangtze was along a tributary. We traveled in little wooden boats with yellow roofs. The windows were on a track and were easy to open but it was a chilly day. The windows were opened for pictures but they didn’t stay that way.  Before the Three Gorges… Continue reading China: Goddess Stream: March 2016