Sunday, March 18, 2018

Chicken on the Loose in Old Town Shanghai

The Old Town of Shanghai which was formerly known as the Chinese city or Chinatown was the original core of Shanghai. Yuyuan Gardens and City God Temple are located in the centre of the Old City as well as many shops, restaurants and fast food places. 

I received a lot of interest by the hospitable restaurant staff. One of them even invited me for lunch. He said “Come visit my kitchen, Id like to have you for lunch.”

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Gulping down Dragon Well Green Tea in Longjing Village

Dragon Well Tea is picked and produced by hand and pan roasted. It is found in Longjing Village which is in the Zhejiang Province of China near Hangzhou. This is the most famous of China’s green teas.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Watch out for the Guardian Lions in China

I saw many statues of guardian lions in China. I found out that lions really love chickens. 
No worries though, eventually I made it safely back onto the bus.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Nesting in the Master of the Nets Garden in China

The Master of the Nets Garden is a classical 12th century garden in Suzhou, China. It is a world heritage Site. The four elements of a Chinese classical garden are water, rocks, a pavilion and plants (trees and/or flowers). A theme of a classical garden is the harmony between man and nature.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Floating down the Canals of Suzhou

Suzhou is located about 100km west of Shanghai. It is often called The Venice of China because of its canals and bridges. It also has many classical gardens.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Playing Chicken on the Great Wall of China

Here I am visiting the Great Wall of China. This series of fortifications across China’s ancient east to west northern border was started during the 7th century BC with the majority being built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 AD).

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Checking out The Forbidden City in Beijing China

I recently checked out the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The Forbidden City was the home of the Chinese Emperors for almost 500 years (1420-1912 AD). 

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