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Winding through the Hills

“She doesn’t understand that doors, walls, fences, ceilings – they’re helpless to keep out what determinedly desires to get in.”

Sonya Hartnett

For any traveler, the Great Wall of China is an extraordinary sight.

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你好北京!Hello Beijing!!



Chinese New Year (aka Chunjie 春节or Spring Festival) is a pretty big deal, like a week-long national holiday big deal. Basically it’s the equivalent of the Christmas season in America. 1.022 more words

Blue Sky in Beijing

I love a blue sky.  On a recent trip to Beijing, we were lucky enough to have a few days, including one on the Great Wall.   85 more words

China Life

Reflections of China

“Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace. Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return.” -Tao Te Ching

When I first arrived at the Beijing International Airport I had no idea what time it was because the flight was more than twelve hours long and I was severely deprived of sleep. 518 more words


Badaling Spring

White cherry blossoms decorate trees around the Great Wall of China at Badaling (traditional Chinese: 八達嶺), just north of Beijing. This picture taken on April 22, 2003, the last day of our eventful adoption trip for Lain. 88 more words