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China - November 6-22 2012

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S: China - November 6 - November 22 2011

BC: Going home so sad. . . | The 'kicker' - Rod picks up the wrong bag and has to go back to SFO to swap for his bag...... Rod . . .'PAY ATTENTION'

FC: China November 6-22 2011

1: 17 Day Grand China & Yangtze Cruise Nov 6-22 2011 | China Spree Tour CS111106GY Year of the Rabbit | Beijing Xian Guilin Long Sheng Chongquing Yangtze River Yichang Suzhou Tongli Shanghai | Hotels Marriott Beijing City Wall Xian Grand Nobel Hotel Sheraton Guilin Hotel M.V. President Prime Pullman Shanghai Skyway | Air China 11-6-11 SF - Beijing 11-10-11 Bejing - Xian 11-12-11 Xian - Guilin 11-15-11 Guilin - Chongquing 11-18-11 Chongquing - Shanghai | Guides Beijing Jo/Amy Xian Jo Leo Guilin Ling Choungquing Victor Alan Daning River Alice Shanghai Victor Jun Joyce | Exchange rate 6.3747

2: BART to SFO Sunday Nov 6, 2011 | Air Crew's Luggage | Beijing Airport PEK Monday Nov 7 | Air China CA986 SFO - PEK Warren & Peggy Cho Rod & Jennifer Lee Rolando & Liz Oravillo Nov 6, 2011 | 2

3: Come to Amy . . . . | Jo & Amy | Tuesday Nov 8 - Ready to GET STARTED | 3

4: Tiananmen Square | 4

5: Forbidden City | 5

6: Rickshaw ride( race?) to Houtong Village Lunch at resident's home. | Nov 8 cont'd | 6

7: Beijing roads to the 'Bird's Nest' - 2008 Olympic Games | 7

8: Wednesday Nov 9 Sacred Way of Ming Tombs | 8

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11: Wednesday Nov 9 - The Great Wall Beautiful Day - AMAZING sight to behold | 11

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13: Thursday Nov 10 Temple of Heaven Summer Place | Fly to Xian arrive 10 pm for cardboard burgers or spagetti Local guide is Leo | 13

14: Da Qin Terra Cotta Pottery Factory | Friday Nov 11 | 14

15: Terra Cotta Museum | Warren came down with gout but luckily there was a wheelchair guide for only $30..... what a lifesaver!! | 15

16: Terra Cotta Museum Amazing sight to behold!! | 16

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18: Yummy lunch at the Tea House... Freshly made NOODLES were the BEST . . . !!!!! | Nov 11 cont'd!!!!! | 18

19: Cave Dwelling | 19

20: Opera Show Tang Dynasty Court Music & Dancers after a Dim Sum dinner at a gorgeous Hotel | 20

21: Saturday Nov 12 Muslim Quarters Xian local marketplace Wild Goose Pagoda | Xian - Great Mosque | 21

22: Yummy bakery items | Leo helped Warren buy pomegranates | Market place where the 'locals' shop | Liz loved the persimmon cakes | 22

23: Wild Goose Pagoda where famous Monk housed the Buddhist sutras brought back from India. | PM Fly to Guilin and 'LING' | 23

24: Sat night Nov 12 - Sheraton Guilin one of our 'favorite hotels' | 24

25: Saturday night Nov 13 - Guilin - The FAVORITE Hotel | 25

26: Sunday Nov 13 - Long Sheng -Yao Mountain Village 1-hour drive | Guilin was also a favorite city... it was 70 degrees and so beautiful | 26

27: Warren had gout and Jennifer 'conned' an Emperor's chair for him for $60 (they thought it was for her... ha ha) | 27

28: Dragon Spine Rice Terraces | 28

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30: Lunch at the TOP | Yao elder in her dwelling | Going Down was a BREEZE | Taro specialty | 30

31: Guilin traffic All knocked out going 'home' | Dinner at the Tea House presentation was awesome Chinese massages were interesting but 'painful' | 31

32: Monday Nov 14 - Li River Cruise was so beautiful... Ling is so 'FUN' her laugh is infectious...... | We boarded the VIP boat.... very spacious.... the 'other' boats were 'loaded down.' They cooked right on the back of the boat. | 32

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34: BEST shopping here. Warren is the 'Master negotiator' | Reed Flute Limestone Caverns | 34

35: Tuesday Nov 15 Fly to Chongquing | Chongquing Zoo We were SO Fortunate the Pandas were feeding This was a 'Highlite' of China | National Guide is Victor Local guide is Alan Catfish at Huarentart Restaurant | Red Pandas | 35

36: People's Center Three Gorges Museum Chongquing is China's largest city - 33 million people | 36

37: Warren 'negotiated' suites for $125 and were HUGE. Rod & Rolando purchased 'knock-off' Johnny Walker Black Label at the pier. As we head out, the lights of the city along the shoreline were amazing. | Board the M.V. President Prime for a 3-day Yangtze River Cruise | evening of Tuesday Nov 15 | 37

38: Fengdu City of the Ghosts | Aboard the ship | Wednesday Nov 16 | 38

39: Memories aboard the cruise ship: Local artist - we bought 3 paintings Liz & Rolando bought a beautiful embroidery art piece One FREEZING day on the top of the ship | 39

40: Thursday Nov 17 - Wu Gorge - Peapod boat trip | Rod Wake up Time to GO | Alice our 'singing guide' | Daning River | 40

41: Thursday Nov 17 - Xiling Gorge and five stage shiplocks | 41

42: Friday Nov 18 - Disembark- Dam Visitor's Center - Wanda Plaza Yichang shopping - Kindergarten visit - fly to Shanghai | Peg fainted at the Dam site (food poisoning?) was out for the day.... Kids look so cute | Fly to Shanghai Pullman Shanghai Skyway | 42

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44: Pullman Shanghai Skyway | 44

45: View from our room - 'most incredible'. . . | 45

46: Saturday Nov 19 - Bund - Pudong Skyscraper - Shanghai Museum | 46

47: Dinner at a Shanghai Mall restaurant then the Chinese Acrobatic Show | 47

48: Sunday Nov 20 - Suzhou (Venice of the East) - traditional gardens | Warren had too much SPICE and was up all night...but he pulled it together and made the excursion that day. | Freeway toll gate | 48

49: Garden of the Master of Fishing Nets | 49

50: - Water village Gondola ride | Silk Spinning Mill | Tongli | 50

51: Lunch at a teahouse | on the waterways and shopping | 51

52: Gondola ride on the canals of Tongli - Unforgettable | 52

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54: Monday Nov 21 - Shanghai 'Free Day' | The 'last supper' at The Door - a very high class restaurant where a wedding banquet was going on. | The Bund | 54

55: Jen arranged to have a guide & driver through former associate Min Chen. Joyce our guide was superb. | on a beautiful day!! | 55

56: Tuesday Nov 22 Mag-Lev | 56

57: Train to Shanghai Airport | 57

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