Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

In 2013 during our Viking River Cruise in China, we gazed at this scene: the Pudong from The Bund in Shanghai.  We marveled at tall buildings, some still under construction, all with futuristic designs and accommodations for millions of workers and visitors in this part of the world. For those of you who have traveled […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week — On the Move — reminded us of the incredible hubbub of motion we observed in Beijing and Shanghai.  With our camera held next to the window of the tour bus, we peered into the streets and alleyways trying to get shots of people whizzing by. Their conveyances were […]

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Travel theme: Illuminated

Ailsa’s Travel theme: Illuminated brought back memories of a special night we spent “on our own” during our Viking River Cruise that ended in Shanghai.  We began by roaming around Yuyuan Gardens and said our final good-byes to China on The Bund.  From our perspective, it seemed that all of Shanghai was illuminated and teeming […]

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Capture the Colour 2013

Travel, for us, has become more than a mere pastime — we now plan trips deliberately with the idea that we need to see as much of this world as we can while we can.  So, we’re connecting with worlds unknown not just through our own adventures but also through those of fellow bloggers — […]

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Help us decide: Capture the Colour 2013 — White

We extend our appreciation to all who have clicked onto our blogs this week and voted for pictures for the Capture the Colour 2013 Photo Challenge sponsored by TravelSupermarket.com. We’ve been nominated by Terri and James Vance of Gallivance whose entry is colorful and quite artistic, so check it out also. (To see their photo […]

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Summer Sun Award

Some of the sunniest things that happen in the blogosphere is that you get to meet creative, interesting people.  Like Anne who writes Tales Along the Way.  Anne has been living in India for six months and now writes about her experiences. But look for a variety of posts on other topics, too, on her […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside If you attend the Beijing Opera, you’ll be given an opportunity (prior to the opening act) to leave your table or seat in the audience and stand at the edge of the stage.  There, you’ll get an inside look at how a character in the opera applies his make-up and, with […]

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What’s so great about the Great Wall (Part II)?

The Wall’s greatness was evident to us the minute we turned in to the parking lot for the many tour buses and visitors at Badaling.  It’s the place where history, culture, and magnificence all come together in China at one iconic landmark.  As we wrote about China’s Great Wall in our first post (What’s so […]

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What’s so great about the Great Wall?

It’s probably on the bucket list of everyone who has ever dreamed of visiting China.  After all, it’s listed in the World Cultural Heritage Directory by UNESCO and named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.  So, of course,  the Great Wall was on our bucket list, too.  We wanted to see it, […]

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