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Day 191: Delayed Debris

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [194]

1am must be the perfect time to move a bulldozer around Shanghai, so thats why it was next door - with a truck and 2 guys yelling while shovelling debris. Then the hammering, excavating and drilling continued for most of the morning. We left early ... Read more >

Day 190: Business Dinner

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [174]

They are renovating downstairs so thats fun (NOT!). Walked around for most of today in the scorching sun but borrowed an umbrella today. Xiandi, Old Town, Kids Market. Mike went wining and dining with the Airbnb owner Bill. He was picked up and ... Read more >

Day 189: Tower Rodeo

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [170]

Went to China Art Museum - Expo 2010. Walked all the way to the Financial District and went up the Shanghai Tower - 2nd tallest in the world, tallest in Asia - makes Empire State look like a paddle pop stick. Good timing - skyline from dat to night. ... Read more >

Day 188: Neon Pizza

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [208]

Started at a French bakery in the French Concession where we are staying. Think its the party/pub scene. Irish pubs, Deans bottle shop and a heap of cafes. Walked The Bund, the harbour esplanade with the famous Shanghai Skyline across the water. This ... Read more >

Day 187: 798

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [247]

The rain stopped this morning letting us check out Beijings 798 Art DIstrict. A large warehouse/office space reused for artists and design agencies. Blocks A-E are spread across a few neighbourhoods and there are sculptures and street art to look at ... Read more >

Day 186: Wet Night Market

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [208]

More rain today, so much so that we stayed in and watched it for most of the day. Finally went out to the night market. The street was flooded with water and we enjoyed a wet stroll in our touristy ponchos. Most of the cool shops were closed and there ... Read more >

Day 185: Rain, smog, fog

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [179]

Well we had planned a day exploring the Forbidden City and night market...but it was really overcast, smoggy, foggy and rainy, so we ditched that idea. A slow day consisting of a lot of Internet browsing, journal updating, music, movie watching and a ... Read more >

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Photo Gallery


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Day 184: Musical scorpions

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [203]

Woke to the musical sounds of the traffic: car horns and traffic. Good morning Beijing. Music drowns this out as we managed to get onto Spotify and discovered the Chili Peppers have a new album. Mike and I walked around the city for about 6 hours today.... Read more >

Day 183: Peking Duck

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [178]

Seeked out our new Airbnb place not far from our last hostel. Nice place, high rise, good view of the city, the traffic and the smog. Plenty of car horns beeping so we're really going to enjoy it here. We always laugh at how excited we get when our clothes ... Read more >

Day 182: Wall is great

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [154]

What better way to enjoy our last day on tour than a trip to the Great Wall. We entered a part of it at Jinshanling, not many tourists and very enjoyable. We walked a good 10km, up gigantic steps and running up parts that were like ramps. plus it was ... Read more >

Day 181: China China China

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [183]

Came through the mountains to Beijing this morning - something nice to wake up to. Yobyn our newest honcho met us at the station and found out we will have to get use to a lot of people staring at us and taking pictures. After a rest and an unpack Yobyn ... Read more >

Four days in Guilin

Sat, 2 Jul 2016 | By hannap | Views [460]

Four days in China - it seems kind of crazy considering the cost of visas (especially for American citizens) and extra flights. However, we were so drawn to discover a little corner of this enormous country. A place that has such a rich and ancient history, ... Read more >

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 | By hannap | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Spring Festival Holiday Adventure - Part Three

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 | By zioned | Photo Gallery


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