The Venice of Shanghai

Zhujiajiao is one of many small cities in China that are built along canals, water towns where transportation mainly involves feet and boats.

And getting around on foot means bridges, at least thirty-six of them, which are a big part of the city’s character… CONTINUE READING >>

Zhujiajiao is one of many small cities in China that are built along canals, water towns where transportation mainly involves feet and boats.

And getting around on foot means bridges, at least thirty-six of them, which are a big part of the city’s character… CONTINUE READING >>

Goodness Gracious Great Wall (o’ Fire… in our legs)

Bucket List: A group of things to do or places to see before one kicks the bucket.

We have never had an official list ourselves, most likely it would simply read “everything,” but when we laid eyes on The Great Wall of China we instantly knew it was near the top of that nonexistent list.

Our first glimpse was… CONTINUE READING >> 

Bucket List: A group of things to do or places to see before one kicks the bucket.

We have never had an official list ourselves, most likely it would simply read “everything,” but when we laid eyes on The Great Wall of China we instantly knew it was near the top of that nonexistent list.

Our first glimpse was… CONTINUE READING >> 

Who’s Your Buddha? The Big Buddha of Hong Kong

Up until this year’s Asian adventure our entire understanding of Buddha consisted of cheesy gold statues of a smiling, pot-bellied guy we’d seen in some restaurants. We weren’t exactly enlightened.

Perhaps we could clear up our conceptions a bit with a visit to The Tian Tan Buddha. He sits atop a hill on the outskirts of Hong Kong.

He stands one hundred and twelve feet high, and weighs in at… CONTINUE READING > >

Up until this year’s Asian adventure our entire understanding of Buddha consisted of cheesy gold statues of a smiling, pot-bellied guy we’d seen in some restaurants. We weren’t exactly enlightened.

Perhaps we could clear up our conceptions a bit with a visit to The Tian Tan Buddha. He sits atop a hill on the outskirts of Hong Kong.

He stands one hundred and twelve feet high, and weighs in at… CONTINUE READING > >

Is This the Best Docking Spot Ever?

We got Shanghai-ed – and loved it.

Not only did our ship stay for two full days in the legendary city, but we docked in an absolutely unbelievable location.

The incredible new Shanghai International Cruise Terminal could not be more in… CONTINUE READING >> 

We got Shanghai-ed – and loved it.

Not only did our ship stay for two full days in the legendary city, but we docked in an absolutely unbelievable location.

The incredible new Shanghai International Cruise Terminal could not be more in… CONTINUE READING >>