We had a layover in Vancouver on the way so we hopped on the skytrain to get some dimsum in Richmond
The Beijing airport
Leftover peppers from the soup we had the first night we arrived
At Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City
Group of kids dressed up in miltary clothes at the Great Wall
Army surplus flea market
At the Summer Palace
Pomegranete trees were everywhere
Our Beijing tourguide Rocky
Street vendor making a stamp for Andrea
Our Tai Chi instructer
Drum performance at the bell tower
The CCTV building on the right and the burnt Madarin Oriental hotel on the left. Apparently the CCTV building had a party of top of their roof and some fireworks hit the Madarin shortly before it was supposed to open and now it uninhabitable
City wall of Xian
Terra cotta warriors
Plane ride above Guilin
Our Guilin tourguide Charlie
We spent a few hours cruising down the Li River near Guilin
We were advised not to join the locals in swimming in the river in town
Panda at the zoo in Chongqing
View of Chongqing. Our Yangtze River cruise took off from here.
On one of the excursions we got to go on some little boats up a nice side stream.
In the shallower sections the rowers got out and pulled.
The men of the trip
One of the mornings in Shanghai I took the train to visit my cousin and his wife who've been living in Suzhou for 8 years.
Taste of home at the Canadian pavillion at the Shanghai World Expo
The whole building was made of cedar and as such smelled beautifully. It was a nice reprise from all the Chinese food to eat a burger, poutine and draft beer inside.
I was a Digimon fan as a kid so I had to take a picture of this
A tea farm in Hangzhou we visited and stocked up on longjing at
View from our hotel in Hong Kong. Andrea's family is from Hong Kong so we stayed here for a week, which was much longer than we stayed in any other city.
The total for this entire meal was around $3.50 Canadian
There was a typhoon while we were there
Gondola ride up to see the giant Buddha
Frog on a lilypad