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.


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


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


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?


Quite true considering the number of old folks around.