|This is a color photo and it was taken during the day. But, as you can see, the smog was thick and hid the beautiful socialist architecture of one of the terminals.|
The view of the control tower.
At the Beijing Airport, I was introduced to the floor-based female urinals (at least I think that's all they're for?) Anyway, in these stalls, there's no toilet paper. Luckily I had read this ahead of time and had little pocket packages of tissues with me. At first it was a little awkward, but by the end of a week, I was a pro.
Customs wasn't too bad and it was nice to get the first foreign stamp in my new passport!
Summer Palace, Beijing
|Just some sweet old windows|
|These ladies doing tai chi and dancing kind of made our morning. I|
After the Summer Palace, we went to the Hutong (old town) and took a ride on a rickshaw-like, pedicab. This was a little dream come true!
Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City
The Great Wall
|From our boat ride in the ancient canals in Hangzhou|
|Middle Aged couples dancing on the street corners are common in Shanghai|
The Bund in Shanghai at Night
The Daoist Temple in Shanghai