Chongqing – The Hot Springs Capital of China

It was very late into the wee hours of a rainy morning when my plane landed at the Jiangbei Airport near Chongqing, China. After gathering my luggage, I handed the non-English speaking taxi driver the address to Tongjing Hot Springs Resort. He shrugged his shoulders as if to say he had no idea where to go, then plugged the address into his GPS. Some 45


The Ancient Water Town of Harris – Venice of the East China

It was a photo of some old buildings reflected in a canal labeled “China water town” that caught my eye on Pinterest. I did a bit of sleuthing on the web and found out there are eight ancient water towns about 1-2 hours from Shanghai. When a trip to Thailand was materializing for me, I decided on a stopover in Shanghai to check them out.


How I Grew Up in the Beijing Zoo, Beijing, China

  Panda figurine - Franz Collection The Asian Panda House As a little girl, she bounced around the house bumping into the coffee table, when the precious crystal glass panda figurine fell to the floor. Reaching down and grabbing it right before it could have hit the floor, she was relieved. She scanned the room, and soon she realized her house wasn't like

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