S: China Trip 2010
BC: CAMPING | Presented by the Li Family | A great summer vacation to remember.
FC: China TRIP 2010 | By JESSE, aRETHA, pHOEBE, gARY
1: Arrived in Beijing, Phoebe and Jesse were ready to go the next morning
2: The great wall of China! With no time to spare, got up there after one sleep deprived night!
3: Hike on BADALING in June is not something you can take lightly. We are so lucky to catch a cool cloudy day. What a blast!
4: Phoebe and Jesse were going nuts in Beijing Olympic village! Who can blame them? Seeing the bird nest stadium, the water cube aquatics, the triangle tower, the huge empty square, I'd go running like a 5 year old.
5: Mouth watering indeed just by looking at the pictures right now: Peking Duck at QuanJuDe, the original place where the first duck was roasted. Jesse had one taste of it and fell asleep right away, what an energetic day! Phoebe and I shoved the whole duck down our throat!
6: The Forbidden City
8: Visited cousin's family in Beijing right before the flight to Yantai. Sixteen years no see. | Phoebe and Jesse sure love to see their cousin Yinyin in the beautiful coastal town of Yantai.
9: Phoebe had her first birthday celebration in China. Thinking about how often this happens and having the closest relatives around her, this is truly a magical moment!
11: Mom, dad, Phoebe, Jesse reunited in Shanghai. With more friends from US meeting in Shanghai, the touring and shopping activities kicked into anther gear.
12: SongJiang university town
15: HangZhou Lingyin temple: Soul's Retreat
17: Hangzhou West Lake
18: The original plan of our china trip was to tour World Expo 2010 for one week. But the 100 degree temperature, 100% humidity, plus hours of wait to see any popular exhibit, made Phoebe and Aretha avoid it all together.
19: With the help of Aretha's friend Jean, we booked one week vacation to the cool Spring City of Qunming. Stepped off the airplane, phew! It's another world! Feels like we can live longer in Yunnan.
21: Shilin (Pinnacle Forest)
23: Exotic ethnic cloth, Miao, I guess.
25: A temple and a royal palace, the three pagodas, Chongsheng temple makes one feel he can be a king and a monk at the same time.
26: Jesse riding majestic sheep wagon. | Tour guide is a proud Bai.
27: The ancient city of Dali did make the Monkey king fit in.
29: Lijiang, 3500 meters above sea level.
31: Lijiang Yulong Mountain
33: This place is call little JiuZaiGou. It even made us look better.
34: Combined with well preserved ancient city and natural beauty. Lijiang really left us an impression.
35: XiShuangBangNa, china's tropical paradise...
36: Phoebe's close encounter with wild life.
38: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
39: Family? I wish...