Observations About China & the People

December 6, 2013

About halfway through my trip, I started taking notes on my phone of observations of people and the places I was visiting. Several of these items I was aware of …

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China Vacation: Day 10: Time for Home

December 4, 2013

The alarm on my phone went off very early. Thankfully, I'd set out my clothes for the day before I went out for dinner. I showered and got ready for …

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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 Trip – Day 7 – Suzhou

Canal Boat

December 2, 2013

Our last full day in China before the more than day return had us on an excursion to the Venice of the East, Suzhou, where we took the Chinese equivalent …

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China Vacation: Day 8: Exploring Shanghai

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 Trip – Days 5 & 6 – Shanghai

Pudong Skyline

December 1, 2013

We lost about a day traveling from Beijing to Shanghai. After we checked in to the hotel, I did a little sight seeing as sunset fell along the Bund. The …

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China Vacation: Day 7: Travel to Shanghai

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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