Category Archives: China

Final Day: Shanghai

Our day in Shanghai began at the luxuriously late hour of 9am, and we had all cheered when Ryan announced that the previous evening. Another fine buffet in the hotel, and then off to the Silk Factory, our most interesting … Continue reading

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Riding the City Wall

Xi’an has a wall surrounding what would have been the old city. It is wide and flat and about 14km around. Our options on Tuesday were to walk a little way or ride a bicycle or golf cart around the … Continue reading

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Death by Dumpling

These cities are really big and nothing ever seems to be next to the last thing. But we are able to get in little catnaps on the bus, which is good because there is a lot of walking once we … Continue reading

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Xi’an

All well. Busy day seeing Summer Palace and flying to Xi’an. Off to see terra cotta warriors now!

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Lean in to the Forward Slope

Today I climbed the Great Wall and that was awesome, but probably the most important thing to know is that I am in the Japanese restaurant at the hotel and I ordered a roll that is called “Local Tyrants Volume,” … Continue reading

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Great Wall!

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Follow the Flag!

So you always mock the tourists following the guide with the flag until you are the tourists following the guide with the flag. Sarah gave us ID badges with a yellow lanyard and once properly tagged we began to introduce … Continue reading

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