Summer is coming to a close. My next vacation being far off, let’s have some fun and look at pictures of my most recent trip to China!
The picture above is from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. It’s right above a moving walkway between the Maglev station and the main terminal. Mr. P was halfway down the moving walkway before he realize he’d lost me. The sign was too perfect, I had to stop!
Next, a fruit salesman outside of my friend’s apartment. China has lots of interesting dichotomies, in this case food on a bike cart outside quite modern high rise buildings.
An unrestored section of the Great Wall. Most pictures of the Wall you see are actually restored sections.
A trip to the Beijing Zoo to see pandas!
The summer palace in Beijing.
Famous Shanghai soup dumplings (xiao long bao). These were sooooo very good.
Quail eggs on a stick for sale in Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter.
The Terra Cotta Warriors outside of Xi’an.
Amazing sandstone pillars at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. This is the land that inspired the movie Avatar.
Wild monkeys on the valley floor of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
Standing above the clouds over three thousand feet up at Tianmen Mountain National Park.
On Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, looking down at the city.
The Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island in Hong Kong – the largest sitting Buddha in the world.
Fried rice inside a pineapple Shek O Chinese & Thai Seafood Restaurant on the southern end of Hong Kong Island.
Mr. P and I on the last day of our trip standing above Shek O beach.
Cue wistful sigh.
I never understand the enormity of anything I do until way after the fact. Looking at these pictures, I keep thinking “my gosh, we went everywhere!“