Suzhou- The “Venice of China”

When it was time to leave Xi’an for Shanghai, we headed back to the airport for another Air China flight. Once again, we were pleased, but late.  They had a surprisingly yummy in-flight meal that topped some of the Mark Pi’s lunches I grabbed at the Union!  They must put ether or something into the […]

Xi’an and Terra Cotta Warriors (and More Notes on Beijing)

We had a blast in Beijing!  After the Great Wall, we visited the Summer Palace, a pearl factory, the site of the 2008 Olympics, including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, went to a market, visited a neighborhood park,  took a hutong tour and also got to have lunch with a local family in the […]