A family of four's adventures around the world

China

Inner Mongolia, China

Inner Mongolia, China

To the people with steppe and Chinggis Khan fervor: don’t even think about Inner Mongolia. The Mongolia you are looking for lies outside of China. Big, wide landscape with miles and miles of nothing except white felt gers dotting the land, and herds of cows, […]

K692 train to Hohhot

K692 train to Hohhot

July 11th, 2016 We were in Xi’an South train station. Well, we actually were inside the temporary waiting hall, made of metal slates and metal sheet roof. It rained outside on and off. Heavy. The walkways flooded. The water went by fast, having a depth between […]

Huashan

Huashan

July 1st, 2016 It’s hard not to go climb Huashan, one of China’s most sacred mountains when one is in Xi’an. After all people literally come here just for this mountain and Terracotta army. We went on a very sunny Friday, taking the new high […]

Xi’an, China

Xi’an, China

June 29th, 2016 From Beijing to Xi’an via Zhengzhou, roughly the distance between Seattle and San Francisco, or Florence and Berlin, the Chinese-made high-speed train whipped us by in only 4.5 hours. We’ve taken the Shinkansen Japanese bullet train everywhere in Japan by then and […]

More Beijing Photos

More Beijing Photos

Photo taken in June 2016 We spent one morning walking the Hutongs(old alleys) of the city. Not a whole lot of them still existed and the ones did, were totally commercialized. That said it still made good sense to walk them, at least the trees, […]

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

We know that the Great Wall never worked in protecting the country it intended to. We know that the Great Wall doesn’t even exist anymore, after hundreds of years’ negligence, most of them are just earth mounds. And whatever we can see or climb is […]

Beijing

Beijing

We haven’t been updating this blog for a long time and I hope the vacation is over. First a write-up of Beijing, China. It was actually a while ago now. We were in Beijing June 21st to June 28th, 2016.   From South Korea to China, […]