Tag Archives: China

Those Beijing hat guys!!

Who needs entertainment when you’ve got vendors and salespeople all around you?  Beijing brought out dozens of hat guys selling collapsible paper hats.  Some in rainbow colors. Some plain. But not all hat guys, you understand, are thrilled to be in pictures. … Continue reading

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Fly over the Forbidden City? Yes, you can!

As we strolled through Beijing’s Forbidden City, I caught a glimpse of two children dashing up a ramp near one of the museum rooms.  Since I was headed for cooler climes anyway (museum rooms are air conditioned!), I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Vastness of Tiananmen Square

Although we had arrived in Beijing one day prior to the first itinerary day of our Viking River Cruise and had a leisurely day exploring the Beijing Zoo and Lama Temple, our first “real” day found us literally running to … Continue reading

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China’s quietly reverent Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

On our first of many hot, steamy days touring China, we left the Beijing Zoo, navigated the labyrinthine subway system (completely dependent on the kindness of strangers), boarded Line 2 of the Circle Line, and walked the sidewalk lined with … Continue reading

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It’s Panda-monium at the Beijing Zoo!

We’ve just returned from a trip of a lifetime — a Viking River Cruise appropriately named Imperial Jewels of China — with an itinerary spanning several cities from Beijing to Shanghai including sights and sounds we had only hoped to see.  In … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge focuses on The Golden Hour — that first or last hour of the day when we treasure the glow cast by the sun’s rays.  My husband and I have just returned from a trip to China, … Continue reading

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