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A look into my recent trip through China, visiting the cities and villages of Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Longi, Yangshuo and Shanghai in 13 days. It was the hottest and busiest two weeks that I’ve ever experienced traveling, but I’m so thankful for all that I got to see. 61 more words


Qin's Way

Greetings dear readers! I hope you’re enjoying these final weeks of summer. I’m back from an amazing whirlwind trip to China. The sights were breathtaking, the food was mouthwatering and the temperatures were crazy hot (106° F!). 737 more words


The "Terracotta Warriors of the First Empire" at the Pacific Science Center

The Pacific Science Center in Seattle teamed up with The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to bring ten terracotta warriors and hundreds of other objects from the tomb stateside, as well as some objects from before and after the Qin dynasty, they personally chose on their trips to China.   1,150 more words


Silk Road Part 2:  Xi'an - Once were Warriors 

Under its former name, Chang-An, Xi’an was the Eastern end of the Silk Road. There was not just one Silk Road of course, but a network of routes. 1,057 more words

Trip Report

Terracotta Warriors...Amazing!

The city of Seattle always has so many fun things going on, especially during the summer.  A couple weeks ago I attended the Natsu Matsuri 2017 at… 1,000 more words

Empty Nest

Weightmans Wednesday – National Museums Liverpool

At last week’s Weightmans Wednesday, I was delighted to listen to Fiona Philpott and Sandra Penketh from National Museums Liverpool (NML). This is a group that consists of… 424 more words


Xi'an - hot, clean and no english

Really, this is the cleanest city I’ve seen as far as I can recall. There are cleaning crews out all the time, sweeping and even hosing down the streets. 936 more words