Tag Archives: China

Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo: China: Travel Thoughts 6

Giant Pandas are no longer classified as an endangered species according to the WWF however there are only 1,864 left in the wild and 400 in captivity. That would make it seem to me that they are incredibly vulnerable. The … Continue reading

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Two and three wheels in China: Bikes, motorbikes and trikes: Cee’s fun Fotos

Another aspect of China that we found surprising was how few bicycles, and motorbikes there were. Predominantly the modes of transport were modern cars. All the motor scooters were electric and perhaps the lack of sound made those that were … Continue reading

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The Great Wall of China: China: Travel Thoughts 4

We were taken to a part of the Great Wall approximately 35 kms to the north from Beijing. The Juyongguan Great Wall was the first of three passes that previously had proved impenetrable. Our tour company sold it as the … Continue reading

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The Forbidden City: China: Travel Thoughts 3

As we entered into the Forbidden City through the wide nail studded doors, walking through an arched entry tunnel that gave access through the thick wall that encloses it – we entered another world. Gone were the soldiers and police … Continue reading

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Tiananmen Square: China: Travel Thoughts 2

Naturally we were interested to visit the place of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4th 1989. I don’t think that anyone that saw the news footage of the military armed with assault rifles and accompanied by armoured tanks will … Continue reading

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Surprising Beijing: China: Travel thoughts 1

China was not a place on my bucket list. I have been to numerous countries in Asia and with the exception of Singapore, I have found them busy, dirty, a little frightening on the roads and not places that I … Continue reading

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China a land of extremes: New and Old: Lens Artists 99

In a modern Chinese city the old is dispersed amongst the new. Skyscrapers can be seen peaking out from between the roof tops in a Chinese garden, as a backdrop for a bridge that we have seen decorating Chinese crockery … Continue reading

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Chinese Gardens: Harmony: Lens-Artists Challenge number 44

In response to Tina’s prompt for the Lens-Artists Challenge number 44 – harmony Chinese gardens have been evolving over the last 3000 years and have been built by emperors and other nobility to give pleasure or impress or by scholars as … Continue reading

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Bridges Old and New: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Lennox bridge is the oldest stone bridge on the Australian mainland. It is located in the Blue Mountains and we were lucky enough to stumble across it when we were in Sydney recently. In 1831 Major Mitchell employed David Lennox, … Continue reading

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Takeaway Chinese: Delicious: Lens-Artists Challenge 41

On a recent trip to China we found the food to be a little disappointing. I am quite convinced that there was wonderful food to be had but it was a cheap trip, assumed we wanted food like Starbucks, Macdonalds … Continue reading

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