China Vacation: Day 9: Suzhou & Shanghai at Night

December 3, 2013

Our tour didn't start until a bit later than I was used to going out, so we had some extra time in the morning at breakfast. There were about 12 …

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China Vacation: Day 8: Exploring Shanghai

December 2, 2013

Another early-to-bed early-to-rise morning lead to me heading down to breakfast around 6:30 a.m. local time. I met Pawel in the restaurant as he was equally up and still adjusting …

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China Vacation: Day 7: Travel to Shanghai

December 1, 2013

Today I awoke knowing we'd be saying, "Zàijiàn" to Beijing and "Nǐ hǎo" to Shanghai. Our late morning flight meant we could sleep in a bit and not have to …

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China Vacation: Day 6: Hou Hai & Bell Tower

November 29, 2013

Another early start to the day, but a bit later than the previous days as I wasn't in a huge rush. Over the past three days, I'd seen a great …

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China Vacation: Day 5: Beijing On My Own – Lama Temple, Beijing Zoo, Wangfujing Street, Temple of Heaven

During the trek to the Great Wall, I had a chance to catch up with one of the other travelers in our tour group, Pawel. He had ventured out on …

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China Vacation: Day 4: The Great Wall & Ming Tombs

November 28, 2013

We had an early start as we made the trek north out of the city to the Juyong Guan section of the wall. After approximately a 45 minute drive, we stopped …

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China Vacation: Day 3: Tian’an Men Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace

November 27, 2013

I didn't sleep too well, waking up about every hour afraid I was going to miss the tour. I decided to stay up entirely at about 5:30 am when I …

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China Vacation: Days 1-2: Travel to China

November 26, 2013

My day started very early but didn't feel burdensome. It was necessary for me to catch the first flight out of Orlando to New York to give me ample time …

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Ready for Autumn

September 28, 2013

I'm so ready for fall to get here. While I enjoy the summer time, Autumn is by far my favorite time of the year. So much so, that I've decided …

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My First Snow

February 13, 2013

I started my current trip in Boston for a work-related event. When we first booked/planned for the event, we knew weather could pose a factor, but didn't really consider it …

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