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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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China: Climbing the Pagoda: March 2016

Our first port along the Yangtze was a little village with a fantastic pagoda with ninety-nine stairs to the top. The walk through the town to the pagoda was just as interesting as the structure itself. Starting at the end of the ramp to get off the boat and stretching about a hundred yards were

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China: Along the Yangtze: March 2016

There was something peaceful about being on the river boat. We were finally away from the large crowds and constant lights and traffic. Opaque and milky, the greenish-gray of jade, that’s how the waters of the Yangtze looked to me. There seemed to have always been a mist hanging over the river and the shore.

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China: Chongqing and the Yangtze: March 2016

Sorry for the delay in posting. Life gets in the way of writing sometimes but I back at it. On our last morning in Xi’an I and two of the friends I’d made in China, that were in the tour group with us, took a walk towards to remnants of the wall that had once

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China: Xi’an and the Terracotta Army: March 2016

If you ever have the chance to visit China then make  sure that your path leads to the city of Xi’an and the Terracotta Soldiers. Each and every soldier has a different face. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Xi’an was the second city we visited in China. The city did have quite a

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