China day 9

Today I decided to sleep in because I felt my health slipping a little, and wanted to maintain it throughout the duration of the tour.  I missed an excursion to go to a historical landmark of one of the leaders against the communist regime during the civil war.  However, sleeping in until 12:30 for the…

China day 8

This morning we left the hotel at 9 and went to Tianamen Square.  It was very intense.  Our tour guide only mentioned about how beautiful of a square it is, and the portrait of the founder of the People’s Republic of China, and nothing else.  More on this when I return to the states. Needless…

China day 7

Upon landing in Beijing, I could immediately tell I would like this town.  Very westernized, but still a nice Chinese flare.  The airport was MASSIVE (as it should be, having hosted the 2008 olympics and the 2010 World’s Fair), and getting into traffic reminded me of being on I-75 north combined with I-95 north at…

China day 6

Let me begin this by mentioning the amazing meal we just had at a local restaurant.  Our tour guide, “Jane”, recommended this place, and it was amazing.  Tried some things that I have never eaten before, like bullfrog (amazing) and jellyfish (not bad, but crunchy consistency which I’m not a fan of).  Lots of tofu…

China days 4&5

Chong Qing, a city with 31 million people… And the nicest holiday inn I think I’ve ever stayed.  Checked into the hotel room and immediately went down the street to the nearest hot pot restaurant.  Nobody spoke a lick of English, so our conductor Jason went to someone else’s table and pointed to show that…