Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hong Kong - Ocean Park

Everyone Goes Shopping in China!

Shopping was quite fun. Outside flea markets, to some indoor stores. These old markets were the most fun though. The people were really nice, and loved to see Westerners! Of course there was a Best Buy in Shanghai and 1 existing Wall Mart, which happened to be in Wuhu.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Interesting Homes - Wuhu China (Sept/Oct 2007)

Most of these homes are from around the Wuhu area where we used the scooter to get around and see these back streets.

Great Wall of China - Beijing - July 2007

We spent the whole day walking this area of the Great Wall. Good thing we took our own snacks & water since there are no shops along the way. Well maybe a few stops for beer, but even then, very few places to buy anything. Also, would you believe there are NO bathrooms along the entire stretch. Almost 6 hours of walking and no bathroom. Yeah, guess you gotta hold it! By the way, that's me in the orange colored shirt.

Fun Pics at The Great Wall of China - July 2007

I have to admit it was a bit scary at times to look down. I got a little dizzy on the almost 90 degree drops of stairs!!! Andrew did much better than I did. Maybe because he consumed more beer than I did in that 90+ degree / humid weather.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Logistics / Transportation around Wuhu China

So we rent UHAUL trucks to move things. Take a look at how some people transport their items of need in Wuhu. These were taken during Sept / Oct 2007.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Great Wall of China July 2007

This is just a sample of the section of the Great Wall that we toured
for about 6 hours in somewhere around 90-100 deg weather.
Unfortunately we got a hazy day, so not great for picture taking,
but if it had been really sunny, I don't think we would have been able to walk even half the distance that we did that day! It was extremely hot and humid.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Which Way Do We Go???

Here is a fun collage I put together of some writing / signs. I wish I knew what they said, it might have been easier to find our way around!!! I snapped these and a lot of our other pics while riding on the back of a scooter! Mostly from the Wuhu area where we stayed.

The Creative Doorways in China - July 2007

  • Most of these photos were taken in an older part of Beijing China called Hutong. We actually saw them re-building the city walls etc right outside of this area. Not sure if they will preserve the old area or tear it down as well.
  • The light blue top was a small temple setting in Hong Kong
  • The two pics of the dark green doors were taken outside a church in Macau

Nature Pics

Okay, here are some cool nature photos I took with my new camera over Sept/Oct 2007 in Wuhu China - our villa area