the Great Wall, Hanging Monastery and Grottoes – Mike 1

12th June 2015 the Great Wall, Hanging Monastery and Grottoes with amazing buddhas The last couple of days have been a cultural blast ! ( the 9th and 10th June ) It started with the Great Wall. We are driving along heading somewhere …. And Pete calls up on the radio. “We need to stop”. ...

The Fork Story – Mike 4

12th June 2015: The Fork Story : a matter of international diplomacy …. 11 June 2015 This is tale of international culinary technique ! Or desperation … and diplomacy. As we moved through SE Asia and particularly now in China where Chop Sticks rule the world in terms of culinary technique, one member of the ...

Tourist Meccas – Mike 2

8th June 2015: Xi’an …Museums, Warriors, Mt Hau Shan and Pingyao 5 to 8 June The last few days have been kind of hectic. We have had a few days solid touristing. Firstly, Xi’an is a City of 8 Million people. I some how managed to follow Pete and Jerry to our hotel. We stayed ...

Ancient City of Pingyao – Peter 1

Ancient City of Pingyao - Peter
8th June 2015:  Tonight we visited the Ancient city of Pingyao. Pingyao came into its own during the Qing dynasty when merchants here created the country’s first banks and cheques in order to facilitate the transfer of enormous amounts of silver from one place to another. Almost 4000 Ming and Qing dynasty residences remain within ...
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