The day that i left Shanghai we got Kevin off in a taxi to the airport early in the morning. Then about mid-day we went and picked up Jordan from his sleep-over party before heading to the airport.
We flew a China Southern Boeing 777 from Shanghai to Beijing on Saturday, October 3rd.
Walking along the HuangPu River there are lots of national flags up in a major display of patriotism. It it called patriotism if it is just pride for one’s own country or is that just for Americans?
The NYT list of 52 places to go in 2015 came out this week so I’ll look at their list and how I have done in making it to some of these places already. I have looked at the lists from 2014, 2013 and 2012 in the past. As I have previously, I will put … Continue reading New York Times list of 52 places to go in 2015
I realized that five years ago I was in China visiting Pepper. We spent part of her fall break traveling China and seeing Beijing, the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors (look at how small Jordan is!), the Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes as well as her home of Shanghai. I got to hang out with and … Continue reading Five years of travel together
The toll booth slip A few weeks ago we had an incident. We were shopping for a couple of cases of beer for a party we were hosting. Alcohol is strictly controlled in this state of India and our driver had figured out that a place a little south of us had slightly cheaper prices … Continue reading Three times that saving a dumb piece of paper made my travel less painful
I have applied four times for Chinese visas at the China embassy in Ulaanbaatar in the past year and a half. Things have changed a little and are bound to change more. As of right now here is what you need to do to apply for a Chinese visa if you’re not a Mongolian citizen. … Continue reading Applying for a Chinese visa in Mongolia
Every month there are some new interesting sites that link to this site or use my photos. Here are some recent ones. Earth911.com – Hacks and Mods to Repurpose Your Own E-Waste – Some cool projects here, perhaps least interesting is my Nintendo mouse. MacGyverisms – 5 Cool DIY Projects for Reusing Your Old Computer Keyboards – Shows … Continue reading March link dump
After Mike spent a few days with us in December, we flew to Beijing for a brief overnight layover before our continuation to Thailand and Sri Lanka. We landed and went through the special line for transit visas. This was just a few days before three-day visas on arrival were beginning for Beijing. (And Shanghai?) … Continue reading A night in Beijing
I was in Suzhou, China in early February. I accompanied the girl’s basketball team for the ACAMIS tournament along with head coach Meghan. We met at the school early Wednesday morning and left Ulaanbaatar by 8:30. We arrived in Beijing and had a long layover where we needed to clear immigration, get our bags, change … Continue reading Trip to Suzhou, China