Category Archives: Big Attractions

Older Pictures

With little time and even less material to work with, here are some older photos that I like. Continue reading

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The Night Market

A trip to Beijing’s famous Wangfujing night market bring many new culinary experiences. Scorpion, Cricket and a rainbow of colors are all on the menu. Continue reading

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The Giant Buddha

Our trip to the legendary Leshan Giant Buddha, famed as the largest sitting Buddha Carving in the world. Continue reading

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The 8th Wonder of the World

An amazing New Years day trip to the Great Wall of China and a large tourist oriented gift shop. Looking back on a discussion I had with a student on the wall, I wonder about the underlying purpose behind his questions. Continue reading

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The Forbidden City and Peking Duck

The Forbidden City was large, it was cold, and it certainly left a bad taste in my mouth. Nothing better to cure such maladies than a true Peking Duck Lunch! Duck Webbing is not for the faint of heart. Continue reading

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Last day of 2009, decades on Tian’anmen

In the last hours of 2009, we find ourselves in Tian’anmen Square; the center of Beijing and the focus of two decades of fearful anticipation. The position this place holds in Chinese culture is hard to say. Continue reading

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