Category Archives: No Peking!

Trip to the Great Wall


On Thursday Andrea and I went to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This was the location recommended by the hotel because it is less busy and in better condition than other sites. The tour we booked featured a ride to the wall in an “air conditioned” bus, along with a Chinese lunch and an English-speaking Read More

Imperial Palace / Forbidden City


We started our rainy Wednesday morning off with breakfast at our hotel. It’s a nice mixture of Chinese and Western foods. Curt would appreciate the nice selection of baos (steamed buns). Next stop was the local “WuMart”, which I’m assuming is the Chinese Walmart, for some cool beverages. After that we boarded the subway, which Read More

First Day in China

Update – added some pictures. Lets just say that our trip to China started off on the wrong foot. We arrived in Beijing nearly two hours late, we had to wait another hour and more for the luggage to get unloaded, and all of the cab drivers are dirty swindlers. We finally got to our Read More