My family and I are taking a vacation, destination: China. It’s 1:00 and here I am sitting in the Maple Leaf lounge, surfing the net and nursing a rye & ginger while I wait with great anticipation.
A country of such lengthy history, fascinating culture, and sheer size – how will I even break the tip on this iceberg?… Read the rest
So, traditional Peking Opera – our tourguide explained that you may or may not like it but you will never forget it. The verdict? I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
The singing was… different, but the real gem were the subs being put up for us (it was a private showing for the tour).… Read the rest
We were each treated to a rickshaw ride through the hutong of Beijing, an “old city” area from a simpler, poorer time. The tour guide told of of how friendly and happy a place it is to grow up in. Maybe so, but all I can say is sketch sketch sketch.… Read the rest
The next destination on our China tour is Xi’an, known among several things for its famed mausoleum of emperor Qin Shi Huang and his terra-cotta army, as well as its city wall, being the most complete city wall to survive in China.… Read the rest