Hong Kong

Quick update…met up with Art in Shenzhen and did some bargain shopping (aka haggling shopping). After seeing some sites in Shenzhen, we had to cross the border into Hong Kong which proved to be more trouble than originally expected. We took a different border route than Art usually takes. Basically, it consisted of taking a [...]

Shanghai – Days 4, 5, 6

Not much time. We’ve been on the go with no readily available internet access. In a nutshell, Shanghai is VERY populated. Way too many people. Our hotel turned out to be in a very local area which was interesting because as we walked the neighborhood, we got to see everyday Shanghai life….and the Shanghai people [...]

Beijing – Day 3

Today was the The Summer Palace and The Great Wall Tour. We took a one day tour with a tour guide and driver. Of course we were pretty stoked to go see these places, but were confused as to why it would take a full day. We also found out that the four of us [...]

Beijing – Day 2

The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. We woke up at 4 AM and again at 6 AM. After a wonderful breakfast of both Western and Eastern variety, we headed out to explore the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square area. After exhausting these sites, we met up with one of Art’s friends who lives in Beijing. She [...]

Beijing – Day 1

Completed our 18+ hour journey with no major issues. Every thing worked like clockwork; flights were all on schedule. Upon arriving at the Beijing airport, we immediately experienced our first  “cultural” obstacle…the Agricultural Bank of China ATM ate Felicia’s debit card and wouldn’t give it back. Thankfully, this particular bank has a branch in the [...]