S: There is no place like CHINA 2012
BC: SEPTEMBER | CHINA | 2012
FC: BEIJING | HONG KONG | GUANGZHOU | SHANGHAI | XI'AN
1: Dad and Mom | Auntie Vita | Tamara | Ami and Tamara | Ami | FAMILY
2: Sept. 2, 2012 1:10 AM : San Francisco - Hong Kong from SFO Sept. 3, 2012 6:15 AM: Hong Kong - Beijing from HKG Finally arrive at destination - BEIJING @ 11:15 AM | Stamps from passport |
3: Let the Journey Begin ! | | Airplane Food | | < Up in the Skies
4: First Stop: Beijing.....SUPERMARKET!!! Stocking up on snacks for Hotel. | Chinese Cup Noodle | SODA!!!! | Basket or Shopping Cart?.... BASKET CART!!!! | | Stayed at Grand Gonda Jianguo Hotel in Beijing
5: 1st Official Stop: WangFuJing - Famous Night Shopping Street in Doncheng District, Beijing. Transportation: Took Underground Subway and Bus from hotel Date: Sept. 3. 2012
6: Ewww!! | Bugs on a Stick! | Tour Guide Eating the BUGS!! | Ami Giving it a try... | WangFuJing-Food Street | Food shops all lined up in a row |
7: Crab | Fried Ice Cream | Meat Bun | Ewww!! | Bing Tang Hulu (Candy) | Bubbly Drink | Noodle | Pan Fried Bun | Steamed Cakes | What Should I eat Next?
8: 2nd Stop: Tiananmen Square- a large city square in the center of Beijing,China. Date: Sept. 4, 2012
9: Monument to the People's Heroes
10: 3rd Stop: Forbidden City | 3rd Stop:Forbidden City (The Imperial Palace): Home of Emperors and their households | Date: Sept. 4, 2012
12: 4th Stop: Visiting Beijing Hutongs-narrow streets/alleys formed by lines of traditional courtyard residences to form a Hutong. Transportation: Pulled Rickshaw Date: Sept. 4, 2012
13: -Temple of Heaven (TianTan):Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties performed annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest | Date Sept. 4, 2012 | | National Centre for the Performing Arts (The Bird's Egg):an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake.
14: Olympic TV Tower | Olympic Torch | Visiting Olympic Green Date:Sept. 5, 2012 | Water Cube and Bird's Nest
15: Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) -Site for 2008 Summer Olympics. Located in Olympic Green. Date: Sept.5.2012
16: Beijing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)- Site for Swimming and Diving competitions. Located next to the "Bird's Nest" in Olympic Green
17: "Bu Dao Chang Chen, Fei Hao Han" - Chairman Mao (You aren't a great man until you've been to the Great Wall) Great Wall of China at Badaling Pass Date: Sept. 5,2012
19: We've Climbed the Great Wall!!!
20: Summer Palace(Yi He Yuan) -Kunming Lake,entirely man-made covering 2.2 square kilometers. Sept.5,2012 | Long Corridor with unique paintings.
21: Sept. 6, 2012 Beijing - Xi'an First Stop in Xi'an: Big Wild Goose Pagoda
22: Xi'an City Walls: The city wall measures 8.5 miles in circumference. The top of the city wall is wide enough for golf carting, biking, and walking. Sept.6,2012
23: Sept.6,2012 | Defachang Dumpling banquet w/ Tang Dynasty-style dancing performance.
25: Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an Date: Sept.7,2012
28: Lady Yan GuiFei and Huaqing Hot Springs Date:Sept.7,2012
29: Sept.8,2012 Xi'an - Shanghai 1st Stop: Nanjing Road, Shanghai Main shopping street of Shanghai
30: Sept. 8,2012 Huangpu River Boat Tour, Shanghai
32: Sept.9, 2012 Shanghai Museum The museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces, including bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings, seals, sculptures, minority art and foreign art. | -Turtle Stamp | -Carved Lacquer Furniture
33: Sept.9,2012 Yuyuan Gardens - Classical Chinese Garden. Picture of Dragon Wall is used throughout to divide the garden into different sections
35: Sept.11,2012 Victoria's Peak, Hong Kong
36: Sept. 9,2012 Aberdeen (Floating Community) Transportation: Sampan (Chinese Wooden Boat)
37: Sept.9,2012 Stanley Market Lunch at 7-11!!! | YUM!!
39: Sept. 9, 2012 Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
40: Sept.11,2012 | Ladies Street
41: Sept.12,2012 Took train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou View of Guangzhou from hotel
42: Sept.12,2012 Taking Guangzhou Metro to Dinner | Metro Tokens-
43: Dinner Time!! Having dinner with mom's elementary school classmates
44: Sept.12,2012 2010 Asian Games Opening Ceremony Stadium and Canton Tower
45: Mom and Auntie Vita's Old House
46: Beautiful night lights in Guangzhou
48: Sept.13,2012 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Guangzhou)