Category Archives: Big Attractions

Jinshanling Great Wall

I spent a day hiking with a group on the Great Wall at Jinshanling. These are a few of the photos. Continue reading

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Archive: Forbidden City

An old photo from a few months back. Looking back on early travels. Continue reading

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The Long Post: Dongyue Temple, Beijing

The second piece in the Long Post series, this trip takes me to Beijing’s Dongyue Temple, a less frequented Taoist site. Described as a “Taoist Hades”, this place was well worth my time. Continue reading

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The Long Post: Shanghai, China

Arriving in Shanghai with knowing quite what to expect, I find a city that surprises me in every way. It is not quite China, and it is not quite New York. This is Shanghai. Continue reading

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Back From Shanghai

I ended up in Shanghai very much on a quick decision.  People that I had met in Beijing were flying out of Guangzhou in a few days, and were planning on stopping in Shanghai first.  Given that I did not … Continue reading

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The Forbidden City, Revisited

A day trip to the second most famous tourist attraction in China, the Forbidden City. Sometimes it’s the small things that count. Continue reading

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The Temple of Heaven

I take a trip the one of Beijing’s largest and most visited sites, the Temple of Heaven. A classic example of Ming Architecture, and well worth the visit. Continue reading

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Boiling in Beijing, Tiananmen

A failed trip to the Forbidden City, encounters with ignorant Americans and a stupid hot tour of Tiananmen Square. Continue reading

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The Opera

Oh yeah, that’s right, back again with my first post in about a month or so.  In the world of blogging, I’m not very good at keeping fresh material on the board.  On the other hand, work always takes precedent.  … Continue reading

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Emei Shan

Emei Shan, the largest of China’s four sacred peaks, presents multiple points of interests: Famous views, ancient temples, and attack monkeys. Continue reading

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