Wishing the Best for You and Yours

Hua Shan – 27, originally uploaded by Studiojmm. It's a tradition at Hua Shan for lovers to inscribe their names on locks, secure them to the chain guardrails, and toss the key into the abyss to bind their hearts together for as long as the lock remains....

China Photos!

So we're settling into a post-travel routine.  Mac is off at a dance workshop in Maine for the next week which gave me some time this afternoon to finally post photos. (And completely demolish rearrange the bedroom.)     My initial edit to 220 balloned to 344...

Dawn in New York

Airplanes taken: 8 (4 domestic, 4 international) Intercity buses taken: 11 (including 1 overnight from Shenzhen to Yangshou) Trains taken: 3 (including 1 overnight from Beijing to Shanghai) Between 7pm and 8pm Alex/Jen/Mac time yesterday, we squeezed in 14 hours of...

One More Day

We’re in Shanghai for one more day and then we leave China!  Alex pointed out that we will have spent 8.5% of 2006 in China. We're in Shanghai for one more day and then we leave China!  Alex pointed out that we will have spent 8.5% of 2006 in China....

Magnificence at Hua Shan

The day after visiting the warriors (and the lovely vegetarian restaurant down by the Small Goose Pagoda for the second time), we boarded a bus for an overnight climb up Hua Shan ‚Äì one of the most western of China’s holy mountains named for the flower petal...

Fog in Beijing

Again, the weather was unbelievable cooperative.  Instead of a heat wave, we found rain and fog (mostly fog).  After standing in an orderly and quite line of thousands and thousands to view the Mao mausoleum (yes, he’s in there, under glass) we headed for the...