journey to china
These are my aunts Deb & Mary-Lou. The photo was taken in Victoria's China Town, Canada Day 2010. We didn't know back then that 4 years in the future we would be off to China together. The trip will be an adventure. From Vancouver to Shanghai to Beijing. Lots of sights in 12 short days.
We have our vaccinations, our Chinese Visas, our walking shoes, a great group of people and an open mind! We probably won't wear the maple leaf on our cheeks.
Arrive Vancouver - visit with family
Vancouver to Shanghai (we lose a day)
Shanghai (2 nights) - Celebrate Uncle Daryl & James' birthdays! Shanghai Museum, Yuan Garden, Jin Mao Tower, Nanjing Road
Suzhou (1 night) - The Venice of the East. Grand Canal boat cruise, Master of Nets Garden
Hangzhou (2 nights) - Hefang Street, West Lake boat tour, Six Harmony Pagoda, Longjing Tea Plantation
Xian (1 night) - Terra Cotta Warriors, Tang Dynasty Show, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Grand Mosque
Beijing (4 nights) - Badaling Great Wall, Tian An Men Square, Olympic Sites, giant pandas at the zoo, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City & Summer Palace. Shopping at Silk Alley Market.
Back to Vancouver
We are home from our journey to China. I've shared a photo video here and thoughts and photos in my blog