Category Archives: China-northern

Beijing, Photos

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Here are photos of Beijing including the Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square, Temple of Heaven, and the Drum Tower.  

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Temple of Heaven

Historic building in Beijing. This Altar of Heaven was the location for annual prayer ceremonies for a good harvest.

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Himalaya Top 10

I am somewhere off the coast of Greenland as I write this. Our B-777 left Delhi about midnight; it’s now 11:30 a.m. Delhi time. We have about 2 1/2 hours more flying time to Newark. I arrive in Charleston about … Continue reading

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Good-bye, China

As I leave China, I have mixed feelings. I really liked the country and the people. But the whole experience is tainted by the Tibetan situation. Also, the Tibetan situation provides insight into the political process in China more generally. … Continue reading

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One Time Zone

All of China from east to west, from Beijing to Zhangmu is on one time zone. In Tibet, people tend to wake up late and stay up late according to the clock, because it gets light and stays light later. … Continue reading

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Zhangmu

We drove most of the day about six hours from Tingri to the border town of Zhangmu. On the way we drove over two high passes over 5,000 meters. At the last one, our guide said, Good-bye, Tibet. The wind … Continue reading

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Sizchuan hot pot

We spent one night in ChengDu at the ShuFeng Hotel. It was a very nice hotel with a contemporary design and all amenities. We went to dinner to have hot pot. ChengDu means “perfect metropolis” and is the capital of … Continue reading

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