Category Archives: China

The Great Wall

The Great Wall is another major bucket list experience. I remember several years ago talking to a friend about visiting China. I recall that I said something like, “China isn’t on the top of my list, but I would like … Continue reading

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Shanghai Botanical Garden

Shanghai has amazing views. And a decent amount of green space, considering it is a vertical city with the largest population in the world. But I think the prettiest place in Shanghai is the botanical garden – especially when so … Continue reading

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Terra Cotta Warriors

A farmer was digging a well for water in 1974. It was a very dry year. He unearthed one of the greatest discoveries of my lifetime. You really need to see pit 1 of the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum. Here … Continue reading

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Giant Pandas of Chengdu, China

China generously shares their pandas, on a short-term basis, with the US and other places, so I have seen pandas in the US. And typically US zoos will have a pair of pandas. I spent yesterday morning at the panda … Continue reading

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The Bund – Shanghai

The list of “must see” places in Shanghai is short. The Bund is one of two places listed for Shanghai, China in “the book.” It might be the most photogenic place in Shanghai. I arrived at sunset, which was lovely; … Continue reading

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