The forever exotic Hong Kong

Our late January trip to China concluded with…the exotic Hong Kong, one of my favorite cities in the world. Located at the southeast corner of an enormous country, Hong Kong was formerly a colony of the British Empire, and still maintains…

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Macau- the ‘Vegas’ of China

Our late January trip to China continues…..After a few days in the much less touristy areas of Shenzhen and Zhuhai, we made our way to Macau, otherwise known as the Vegas of China. Seriously. It had glitz, it had glamour…

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China? Why not!

The best advice I’ve received about how to survive an Alaskan winter is to “get out IN it” and “get out OF it”. We decided to get out of it with a trip back to China in late January. How’s…

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An unexpected trip to Hong Kong

After ten days in Thailand we were all ready to get home, but through some unexpected travel events, we found ourselves headed to Hong Kong for a few days. Hong Kong was always very high on my Asian bucket list and…

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24 hours in Shanghai

The last and final stop on our tour of China, was the amazing city of Shanghai. With a population of about 24 million people, it is roughly three times the size of New York City. China is massive! Our first…

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The Terracotta Warriors- fascinating!

When planning our trip to China, I knew that seeing the Terracotta Warriors would be a must, even though it takes a bit of work to get from Beijing to Xi’an. Also, when once in Xi’an, it’s still a 45…

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The ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an

The next stop on our recent trip to China was to the city of Xi’an (pronounced she-ann), home of the infamous Terracotta Warriors. We flew from Beijing to Xi’an on China Eastern Airlines and it seemed as though we had…

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The Great Wall of China!

Our next stop in Beijing…The Great Wall of China, and great it was! We decided to go to the Mutianyu section of the wall which was about 2.5 hours from downtown Beijing. We hired a driver to take us to…

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Beijing and the Forbidden City

Beijing has always been a bucket list item for me, and with our time winding down in Asia, we decided we had better take the plunge. There are lots of hoops to jump through to visit China, including getting a…

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