Despite not having a bucket list that drives my travels, the Great Wall of China is one sight I’ve always wanted to see.
As many of you know, I’m in China. It’s been a week now and I already have so many stories to tell you. The problem is that there just hasn’t been time to write them down.
So instead, I’ll tease you with some photos that point to the stories to come.
I have Overseas Adventure Travel to thank for this trip as well as my amazing guide, Alex, and my fellow travelers.
You can check out my itinerary for China, Tibet and the Yangtse River here.
The morning activity in the parks is amazing. This was just one of many groups doing morning exercises.
Just a fragment of the beauty of the Forbidden City, Beijing.
Sunny was my cabin mate on the overnight train from Beijing to Xian.
The food has been wonderful. These are stir-fried garlic stems. Such a delicate, delicious garlic flavor.
The scale of the Terracotta Soldiers museum was absolutely amazing!
A visit to the Beijing Opera School gave us insight into the training required for this traditional art form.
Oh yes, there is a story here. Fortunately it ends well thanks to Alex and a Chinese Medicine Hospital.
And the people have been fun. They love to take pictures of us and let us take pictures of them.
Did I mention the food? These pecans are roasted in some sort of milk giving them a sweet flavor – to die for!
Learning to make dumplings in a home in a Hutong area of Beijing.
Tomorrow we head into a more rural area and an overnight stay with a family in a village. I’ll get real stories to you in the next few weeks.
Take good care all,