Tag Archives: China

Let the Independent Adventure Begin!

It was only two short years ago when we first met the LeNoble family from Annecy, France.  Virginie, Jacques, Zoe and Juline were spending three weeks in Beijing, China.  We just happened to stay at the same awesome hutong. Our families both had two daughters and we

Charming China and Awesome Australia!

What a combination!  At our last global fieldtrip night, we combined our images of China and Australia to showcase the similarities and differences between the two incredible countries! We had a great crowd who were open to trying a variety of tastes such as stir

Global Fieldtrip Night – Charming China…

…and Hong Kong and Australia! Having spent an enjoyable time in Southeast Asia – Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia – we headed further east to Hong Kong and China, followed up by the “Land Down Under”.  What an amazing adventure we had! We would love to

Zai Jian China!

After a whirlwind tour through Guangzhou, Beijing and Xi’an, we headed back to Hong Kong in preparation for our next international flight. We had 2 days left in this amazing country and we decided we wanted to have a bit of last minute fun, so we

Warriors Frozen in Time

Imagine being frozen in time for over 2200 years…buried with your emperor, unable to move, and not seeing the light of day until the middle of the disco era! This was the fate of the Terracotta Warriors!  This world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in Xi’an

Exciting Xi’an

We loved our time in Beijing – it was an incredible city and we had so many amazing experiences! We originally were going to only stay for 4 days – but extended our stay to a week so we could see as much as possible.

Another Brick in the Wall

On our trip we have seen a lot of walls. Here are just a few examples we have seen: the remains of the Berlin wall the huge wall between Palestine and Israel the one between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Although we have seen many, none

Foods of China!

During our time in China, we have had the chance to try many interesting and delicious Chinese foods. We learned there are different specialities of food in various regions of China.  In the South, Dim Sum is their famous dish and in the North, it’s Peking

A Fantastic Chinese Meal!

During our stay at Cindy’s hutong, we had the chance to take a cooking class. We learned how to make dumplings and stir fry meals with the help of Cindy and a local lady, Liao Min. It was a lot of fun and we had

Beijing Circus!

No visit to China is complete without visiting a Circus! China is famous for it’s acrobats and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to see a great performance while in Beijing. The show is performed a number of times throughout the day so we decided to

It’s Happening at the Hutongs!

Beijing is a huge city with over 20 million people. As one wanders through it, there are numerous narrow streets and alleyways all over the place. Many of them lead up to some very large doors that open up into traditional courtyard communities. In the

China’s Religions

Throughout our trip, I have learned a lot about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Hinduism, and the last religion I am going to focus on is Taoism.  We saw examples of this religion at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.  Additionally, we saw evidence

Escape From the City

We think Beijing is an amazing big city with lots to see and do…however, we are Canadians who love their nature.  We needed a fix.  But where to go in a city of 20 million people?  When one thinks of Beijing–parks are not the first

Imperial Beijing

After a short flight from Guangzhou, we found ourselves essentially teleported to China’s capital, Beijing. With our limited exposure to China in the Western media, here’s what I expected to see when we arrived in China: Yes, bicycles! Who doesn’t think of bicycles when thinking of

All About Chinese Culture

While in Guangzhou, Amy and Dave recommended a park to visit to learn all about the Chinese culture called the Lingnan Impression Garden. There were many traditional Chinese performances to watch and the whole area represented a traditional Chinese community with homes, temples and theatres. When we