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S: Adventures in China: Our trip to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong/Macau May 26 - June 4. 2011

BC: a Karen Lingas publication

FC: Adventures in China: Our trip to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong/Macau May 26 - June 4. 2011

1: The sights around our hotel Home Inn in Beijing | Beijing

2: Hiking the Great Wall of China

7: After our private tour guide (since we were the only ones to sign up for the English speaking tour) brought us to the jade store, we got a free lunch (included with the tour price) and it was quite the feast!

8: After lunch, we visited Olympic Park including the Bird's Next and the Water Cube. I had wanted to be there for the Olympics, but alas, I was 3 years late.

10: Next, our tour guide took us to a silk factory and store and they showed us how they made comforters out of silk. They offered us a job there since they said that Nyoka and I did such a good job of stretching out the silk.

11: The following day we visited the Temple of Heaven.

15: The sights around Beijing: a kite long enough to reach the heavens and the steep escalator from the subway that didn't seem to end.

17: S Q U A R E | T I A N A N M E N

18: The Forbidden

19: City

26: SUMMER

27: P A L A C E

30: Off to Shanghai in style - by sleeper train! | Shanghai

31: The view from our hotel room, another Home Inn, which was hidden at the end of a long alley. At first, we thought that the cab driver had dropped us off at the wrong place!

32: The Bund- Day and Night

35: Shopping in Shanghai - it reminded me of Times Square!

36: Enjoying dinner at the Radisson Hotel, which had a rotating restaurant with a great view of the city.

37: Next stop, Hong Kong! Panoramic views of the city from Victoria Peak. We took the Peak Tram to get to the top. Unfortunately, it was a foggy day, so we didn't get the best views.

39: We took the ferry to Macau, which is known for its casinos. It seemed almost glitzier than Vegas! | Macau

42: We took the train to Lantau Island, where the world's largest Buddha statue resides at the Po Lin Monastery. Unfortunately, the cable car was not in operation, so we took the bus along winding mountain roads.

43: We had to climb over 200 steps to get to the very top.

46: The sights around Hong Kong. We paid a visit to the Temple Street Night Market where we had dinner, but we were too chicken to try the more exotic foods!

47: A view of the skyline from the Star Ferry.

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