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Cheng Chin Yuen

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ni Hao!

All the Beijing pics are finally up, so scroll down and have a peep. We are now in Hangzhou and they are selling Ferarris, Porches and Maseratis opposite our youth hostel. Tomorrow we have a quick look at Xi Hu and the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts before heading off to HuangShan.

After Beijing, we took the overnight train to Nanjing to find the Massacre Museum closed for renovation so bitterly disappointed, we headed off to Suzhou on the same day on the express train. Suzhou's famed gardens aren't out of this world. Our Botanic Gardens is much nicer.

Tong Li was next and the old houses, people and venice-like canals are absolutely charming. Not too touristy.

See you in 13 days or so.

Chin Yuen


Conductor's Pen. 2 on the Bendy


Lucky Day!


Inside the Great Dining Hall. You can fit a football field here.


and this is just the bike lane.


faye?


Blue Morning


Old Door in a hu tong


different hanging


Mr 10 has something most would consider a problem


Mutton Spare Parts


Summer Palace Lakeview


Where are the tourists?


Lotus Pond at Summer Palace


Energy Ball


Royal Tiles


Metal Handbag


Summer Palace


feuvn


Tower number 29 and 30!


See ma, no people!

Old style, one brick at a time!


Enough of this stuff!


witti graffiti


Endless Picture


slow or roll


Karen Krumble


Steep!


Fast Friends on the Wall


caved-in tower


Lone Runner


Through the Barricades


tough enough landscape


The Unrestored Part


GW Cafe


Rollercoaster Run


The restored section


How was this built?


X woman


Most marathoners end up walking


Our friend heading towards tower no. 23


Marathon on the Great Wall


Last Bao standing


Fresh and Hot


Hey, time for an upgrade!


How to keep track of stock?


Just like home


Holding Out


Hu Tong common courtyard, see The Tree in the Kitchen?


Guess


Quite true considering the number of old folks around.