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Xi'an - the City Wall

3/14 – Another Xi’an morning – if only we could see the sun… Here’s the view out our hotel window. Xi’an is even more polluted than Beijing – yuck! 277 more words


Monochrome Monday: Torres de Serranos

Torres de Serranos used to be one of the gates of the old medieval city wall surrounding Valencia (Spain). The gate was built in the 14th centuries with defensive function, however in late 15th century, its function changed to a prison for the elites who committed crimes. 229 more words

Monochrome Monday

York, the last full day

It’s was our last full day yesterday and we wanted to take it fairly easy.   We had a quick breakfast of pancakes at McDonalds and looked longly into the window of a chocolate shop before going off to walk the wall of the City. 170 more words

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Back in Xi'an

Back in Xi’an, I was ready to do some more sightseeing. Kerry, Rhonda, David and I, all went to the Small Goose Pagoda which was really nice. 651 more words


Last Day in Lima: In Which Catholics Plant Flowers and Torture People

Today was colonial nonsense, but first: the obligatory food shot.

I arrived at the Palacio del Gobierno, which now houses the president, just in time for the changing of the guard at noon. 437 more words