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This time to China and Tibet for 22-days

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 10:45 pm
The drum tower in the Hutong, Beijing.
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Another view of the Hutong.
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Sign at the entrance of the Forbidden City.
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The rear exit/entrance at the Forbidden City.
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Mao's mausoleum on Tiananmen Square.
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The gate to the great wall at Bandhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/CHINAandTIBETNovember2007455.jpgaling that few tourists visit.

Gate to the Muslim Section in Xian.
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Red pandas.
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Giant panda.
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Old town Chengdu lamps.
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Clothes on display at the Sichuan University Museum, Chengdu.
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Lamps in Lhasa.
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Central lobby on the Victoria Anna.
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Sat 8 Dec, 2007 06:26 pm
Enjoyed the photos, c.i. (Especially the t'ai chi master -- oh, to have my back that straight, with knees that bent...)
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 13 Dec, 2007 08:19 pm
Albert, our local guide in Beijing. He's planning to open a restaurant in Beijing.

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Our hotel facade at night in Beijing.
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Massage parlors in China are unisex; with clothes on - even for full body massage.
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Interesting door in the Forbidden City.
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The pontoon bridge to land in Chungquing.
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Woodwork at restaurant in Chengdu.
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Buddha carving in rock in Lhasa.
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Walking through bamboo forest in Giant Panda park.
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Giant panda.
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Waiting hall for Star Ferry in Hong Kong.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 15 Dec, 2007 01:43 pm
Dick, our cruise director, singing "My Way."
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The Lesser Gorge.
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Cherry and Grace at the Giant Panda park.
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Our visit to the village school.
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A small pit at the Terra Cotta soldier auditorium.
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Hoily water at Lhasa temple.
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Door on small building in front of Potala Palace.
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Red wall with girl outside of Lhasa Temple in Beijing. (Taken from bus.)
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Water inside the Forbidden City.
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The main building in the Forbidden City.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 30 Dec, 2007 11:30 pm
I found this picture of the lower section of Fengdu village where the people have already moved to higher ground, because in two years, this will all be under water.

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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 10:08 pm
Building a ship on the Yangtze River.
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Toll on way from Chongqing to Chengdu.
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Dinner in Chengdu. NOTE: The food in China has improved a great deal from seven years ago when all meals seem to have the same dishes.
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Viagra in China?
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A pot at the Sichuan University Museum.
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A Buddha at the Sichuan University Museum.
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A monk in front of Potala Palace.
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A sign at the panda park in Chengdu.
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One of the shops at the panda park.
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The process of cloisonne making in Beijing.
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ptsapple
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 10:43 am
Hey girl,
Going on the same trip in March.Probably the weather would be siniliar.What u wrote was very helpful.
Interesting in knowing what kind of duffle bag u took. What about teh carry on and the overnight for the train.Also what kinds of clothing.
Also which optionals trips were the best even though u didn't go on some..
Gift to the hosts? What u gave in tips to all that guided u.
Any other bits of info u can give.
Thanks muchly,
Ptsapple
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 12:34 pm
@ptsapple,
Hi pts, The weight issue about China's airlines is bunk; I argued with the people at OAT about the weight limit, and they told me it was out of their control. The airlines in China did not weigh our luggage, but that's not to say they won't in the future. Bring warm clothing including long johns for your overnite at a hosted home. Any small gift from home (made in the US) will be appreciated. Also bring some school supplies for the school you will be visiting. Their homes do not have heating, and it's also very cold in Llhasa and the great wall.

During your free time in Beijing, there are many things you can do. If you want specifics, let me know.
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spendius
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 12:36 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Quote:
However, humans are prone to religion no matter what culture, country, or ethnicity. It's a human sickness of the head.


That means we have evolved all wrong surely? How do you explain that?

Is evolution the survival of the sickest?

You have turned your own argument about evolution on its head just to fit in with your prejudice. That's not scientific.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 04:23 pm
@spendius,
Your use of the word evolved has a whole new meaning.
spendius
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 06:25 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Your use of the "easy jest" has the usual meaning.
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