Our Travels

More Exotic Places - China (Beijing & Xi'an)

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Beijing

Canada vs Norway at the Men's World Curling Championships. The event was one of the reasons we came to Beijing in the first place.

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Beijing

The Beijing Zoo was just down the road from where the curling was taking place. The Giant Pandas were the highlight.

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Beijing

Zizhuyuan Park was just across the street from our first hotel.

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Beijing

After the curling we joined a group tour of China. One of our first sites we visited was Tian'anmen Square.

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Beijing

A lot of Chinese have never seen Westerners. We were asked a number of times (through gestures, of course) to pose in pictures with them.

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Beijing

Here's my turn.

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Beijing

The Forbidden City.

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Beijing

The Temple of Heaven.

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Beijing

The Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs.

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Outside Beijing

The Great Wall of China.

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Beijing

A Buddhist Temple, as seen from the gardens of the Summer Palace.

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Xi'an

The Terracotta Warriors, the highlight in the city.

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Xi'an

A Chinese cultural show that our group attended.