Category Archives: China

Shanghai

A couple of days ago we decided to forgo our travels to Shanghai.  We made the decision on: (1) Shanghai is a big city, big as in the largest in the world with approximately 25 million people, and (2) we … Continue reading

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Turpan

Our overnight train from Dunhuang arrived in Turpan about a quarter to six in the morning.  We had both slept well on the train and therefore our guide, Nur — a Uigher minority muslim — found us in a mood … Continue reading

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Dunhuang

  Dunhuang was a pleasant place to visit and explore.  The city is a small oasis town of only 160,000 people on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert.  It’s very new in looks and facilities.  We also picked a good … Continue reading

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Camel Rides and Tobogganing On Sand

Everyone knows we are serious travelers.  We never do anything that is crazy or fun. Except for tobogganing and riding strange animals. Our last morning in Dunhuang we visited the Yadan National Park which contains the Whistling Sand Mountain and … Continue reading

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Mogoa Grottoes

The Mogoa Grottoes like the Yungang Grottoes (caves) makes a trip to China worthwhile. The Mogoa Grottoes are locate about 20 minutes outside of Dunhuang, China and Dunhuang is located on the edge of the Gobi Desert in western China. … Continue reading

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Last Night in Xi’an

We had a great day but a long day driving to and from a pottery village, being shown the entire handmade process — only been making pottery for 1400 years in this village –walking the village, and eating lunch.  We … Continue reading

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Short Skirts

For those of you who follow the stock market here is a tip.  Wall Street is said to follow the hem line of dresses. High hem line: good market, low hem line: bad market.  If this little bit of market … Continue reading

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Eating with Chop Sticks

Nancy and I have 25 days of chop stick eating experience in China.  The only meal we ate that wasn’t Chinese was a lunch a couple days ago in Xi’an at a Japanese restaurant — oh yea, the Japanese also … Continue reading

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Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army is an amazing story and a must visit. Nancy convinced our guide we had to be there when the gates open.  And Nancy was correct.  We were the first to enter Pit 1 and for the first … Continue reading

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More on Air Pollution

Nancy is reading a book on China.  The author noted that in the U.S. an air advisory for children and senior citizens is issued when more than 50 micrograms of particulates per 50 cubic meters of air is found.  In … Continue reading

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