S: Our Trip to China--February 2008
FC: February 2008 | China
1: On arrival in Shanghai: | Noah and our first Chinese beer, | a nice hotel, | familiar symbols in new contexts, | our first taste of "Chinglish," | fireworks everywhere for the New Year, | new and different foods.
2: Suzhou and its Gardens
4: Boat Ride on Suzhou Canals
6: Shanghai | High Speed Train | Shanghai Museum
7: The Shanghai Museum houses ancient Chinese art. | Ethnic Costume
8: Muslim Influence | Fireworks Debris
9: Xi'an | Xi'an City Wall | Lantern Festival | Kites | Muslim Influence | On the City Wall
10: Xi'an | Terracotta Warriors
11: The condition of most statues before reconstruction
12: Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Tomb
13: Unplanned Adventure in Xi'an | In which, Susan's camera is snatched by a scissors wielding bandit whom Noah and Johnny chase into traffic, Jackie Chan style, culminating in a collar-bone breaking take-down by Noah, resulting in an afternoon for us at the local police station and an appearance on Chinese television. | Our helpful translator, Richard. | Location of the crime, minutes before... | Police station. | Johnny and Kara obtaining sustenance while Noah and Susan signed papers.
14: Chongqing | Yangtze River
15: Banks of the Yangtze
16: Ping pong tables
17: Chongqing Institute of Technology
18: Trip to Wanzhou
19: We spent a day on a bus riding to Wanzhou in order to get on a boat ride in the Yangtze River Three Gorges region. However, the boat was crowded and dirty, and we couldn't see out. We got back on a bus and went home. No boat ride, but the bus ride provided lots of rice paddies, water buffalo and lovely scenery.
21: Dazu | Buddhist Carvings | Niche of Parental Love | Buddhist Hell | (7th -12th Century A.D.) | (7th to 12th Centuries A.D,)
22: Life | in China
23: Food | Life | Life
24: Signs | and Designs | Xi'an
25: More Memories... | of spades games, hot pot soup, austerely clean hotel rooms, smog, buses, taxis, boiled water, fireworks outside our windows, long underwear, complimentary slippers, toilets, airports, kites, chestnuts, and lots of fun together. | Hot Pot Dinner our last night | Xi'an