Category Archives: China

We had been in China for 6months and hadn’t really gone out of Shanghai.  Mister, rather last minute (as usual), bought us a trip to Yang Shuo / Guilin… in the MIDDLE of JUNE. As we arrived Yangshuo by air, I looked out the window… and it looked just like Belgium.  Beautiful little plots of […]

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Finally sharing pictures of this old watertown we visited LAST chinese new year!  Its a comfortable 2 hour bus drive from Shanghai, the bus goes direct and back. T said he visited this town, Xi Tang back when he was living in Shanghai in 2009.  And the town was back then…empty.  You didn’t even have to […]

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LAST Chinese New Year (yes last, so slow to share!), we joined a few good friends to visit Nanjing and YangZhou.  We bought tickets to visit the palace in Nanjing, but it was SO crowded, we ended up leaving without seeing anything!  Luckily, we still caught the night market in the evening that was bustling […]

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Beijing: The Summer Palace The last day in Beijing.  We were up early and at the Summer Palace entrance at the dot at 8 (or 8.30).   The sky was a beautiful blue, the sun was shining… i couldn’t believe this was Beijing weather!  The Summer Palace was everything you would imagine a summer palace […]

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THE FORBIDDEN CITY IN BEIJING I say this all the time, but it is because i truly feel it.  I never imagined i would be here and see this.  Feel this. I remember when I used to watch those movies about Chinese emperors… or those with Jet Li, with lots of Hollywood special effects.  I would think: […]

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