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Memory: New Friends in New Places (The Shibaozhai Pagoda)
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June 16th 2005
Location:
Yangtze Cruise Lines
City and Locale:
Shibaozhai China
Memory Category:
China 2005!
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Today I woke up a bit late because it was quiet and very dark. I checked my email and had my morning tea as well as headed downstairs to have breakfast. This morning at breakfast, Clare, my waitress taught me how to make a crown out of a paper napkin. Now I can make a crown for the kids, the bra for some laughs and the rose for my girlfriend (sorry I haven't created one for you yet). All in all... Good origami skill learning this morning.

Our morning excursion consisted of a small village which had a huge pagoda that we could climb. The foggy setting set a mystical and spiritual ambience appropriate for this location. This was the first day of bad weather and I certainly couldn't complain. I am glad I didn't take a shower this morning because climbing up this pagoda caused me to sweat up a storm.

Once again while getting off the boat, the tourists were bombarded by sellers mostly yelling "You like?" and "1 dollar!" There was a Buddhist band playing some music and dressed up in . . . Read More..
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Memory: Traveling the Silk Road while Drinking Green Tea
Date:
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June 13th 2005
Location:
City and Locale:
Yichang China
Memory Category:
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Leaving the local online store, I returned to the front desk and the man gave me 15 out of 20 of my Yuan back. For an hours worth of internet surfing, I had to pay 5 Yuan or about 50 cents or so! Whereas while in the hotel I paid 80 Yuan for 30 minutes. Although I paid 30 Yuan in taxi rides to get there, I would rather support the local community and have an adventure. I easily found a cabbie to get home.

I got back about 6:30 and the wake up call came. I got home just in time. We had to get our luggage prepared and outside our door at 7:00 so the bell boys could get it. I told everyone about my little excursion and they thought I was crazy. I really enjoy going out by myself in China; it so much reminds me of my great experiences traveling alone in Europe. It is really interesting and relaxing, I feel it is safer than Detroit.

I had a nice breakfast and then headed out wandering again for 20 minutes. While walking, I met up with Liz and Mary who wanted to find the poor . . . Read More..
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Memory: The Long Way Round
Date:
Summer of 2005
Location:
City and Locale:
Shanghai China
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China 2005!
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"Look at all those people," I say as we pull into our hotel and the bus
just about runs over a bystander. After 20 hours of flying and
traveling we have arrived in our hotel. The travel time was not that
bad actually; I made nice acquaintence with a 16 year old
Chinese-American dude from Texas. His name is Josh. We
talked a bunch and he even let me watch a cheesy Chinese kung-fu movie
with him. Moderately sleeping in a cramped area helped make the trip go
faster. Josh and I played a bit of video games which was fun as well.


Most of my thinking when I got into Japan was "I cant believe I am in
Japan." As we walked through Narita, I just had a huge smile on my face
the whole time. I eagerly walked up to a woman in a booth and asked,
"Can I have one of these?" pointing like a kid at halloween to a
bookmark that had Japaneese characters all over them. She allowed and I
observed the interesting separation of garbage as I threw out my gum.
The . . . Read More..
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Memory: China Totally Rocks
Date:
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June 12th 2005
Location:
City and Locale:
Shanghai China
Memory Category:
China 2005!
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Right now it is 5:30 AM in China. It is so easy to wake up this early here. I think I woke up at 4 AM and then I took a cab alone out to find an open internet cafe. The driver didn't know any English, but the hotel people helped him with what I wanted. The place is packed right now with people playing games and hanging out. The driver stopped in the middle of the road and asked for directions. It was interesting.

Anyway in regard to yesterday's activities, we started off the day by taking the bus to the bund river. On the drive over on this large freeway, I noticed many of the small apartment buildings (all owned by the government) had all of their laundry hung out to dry on bamboo sticks.

This is the huge river port that separates the old city from the new. And for those of you who don't know, there is a lot of European influence here because of the affects of the opium war and the occupation of France and England. When we arrived there were hundreds of Chinese tourists. . . . Read More..
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Memory: Old Friends In Their Homeland
Date:
Summer of 2005
Location:
City and Locale:
Beijing China
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Today we woke up very early to catch the final flight to Beijing; about
5 AM. We were waiting a while after sitting down in our seats and I
took a little nap. I think I mostly relaxed on the plane and didn?t
really do a whole lot. I ended up cracking up at some of the
entertainment on the TV. There was a funny TV show showing people doing
quirky things similar to a Charly Chaplan silent film. It was shot in
high speed like the Chaplan films and it was hilarious seeing people?s
reactions.

We got into Beijing and we had a bit of a wait
because our bus wasn?t there, so out in the parking lot me and some
other people decided to do it like the locals and we whipped out the
Majongg set that I purchased the night before. We started playing on
the concrete and were stacking them, but then the bus rolled up. We had
some touring to do before we checked into the hotel and we drove to the
Temple of Heaven. I really did not feel like touring much this morning
and I wanted to . . . Read More..
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