Tag Archives: China

koi at Panda Conservation Center

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province, well-known for its spicy, tongue-numbing cuisine. It is also the home of 80% of the world’s remaining giant pandas. Continue reading Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Li River raft ride

Guilin and Yangshuo, Guangxi, China

I arrived in Guilin after the sun had set. As we drove into the city from the airport, steep karst mountains would emerge from the darkness, one after another. It was magical! Continue reading Guilin and Yangshuo, Guangxi, China

Terracotta Army

Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

One of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an, is probably most well-known for the Terracotta Army that was first unearthed there in 1974, and somewhat less known for the 6,500-year-old Banpo Neolithic village discovered in 1953. Each of these archeological sites has its own museum, and both can be visited on a day trip from the city.  Continue reading Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

YuYuan Food Stall, Shanghai

Shanghai, China

I lived in Shanghai for nearly three years, from 2007 to 2010. I got to know the city very well in that time and consider it a second home. With a population of about 24 million, it was quite the big city experience! I returned for a short visit in 2013 was impressed with how much things had changed in such a short time. Continue reading Shanghai, China