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China shuts access to Twitter, Flickr, Bing, Live, Hotmail, Blogger via the “Great Firewall” filters


China is closing down access to various internet services as they approach they anniversary of the Tiananmen Square democracy protests in 1989.   The early report from TechCrunch  says that Twitter, Flickr, Bing, Live, Hotmail, Blogger have all been made hard … Continue reading

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Beijing China Temple of Heaven


The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China is one of Beijing’s top attractions for both foreign and local folks who come here to pray and play cards. China. Beijing. Temple of Heaven 842 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck I’m watching the … Continue reading

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Me and Mao, Forbidden City, Beijing China


Me and Mao, Forbidden City, Beijing China Originally uploaded by JoeDuck This is in front of the Meridian Gate, through which is the Forbidden City. Across the street is the world’s largest and in many ways most significant and controversial … Continue reading

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Squid on a Stick – Wangfujing Street, Beijing China


Squid on a Stick – Wangfujing Street, China Originally uploaded by JoeDuck My China travel pal and I were talking about how we missed all the foods we sampled in China. At the time I was not all that impressed. … Continue reading

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China Train Dining Car


China Train Dining Car 555 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck I was on two major train routes during the China trip. This was the dining car on the Hong Kong to Shanghai overnight train, a trip of about 1000 miles in … Continue reading

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Great Wall of China Tours


Although we were lucky enough to have Kevin’s* cousin as our Great Wall Guide for our trip to Simatai, if you don’t have contacts in China you’ll want to hire a taxi or take a Great Wall Tour.   Always use caution with … Continue reading

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Crepe Cart on the road to China Great Wall at Simatai


Crepe Cart on the road to Simatai 847 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck We pulled over for a snack on the road out to the Great Wall of China at Simatai, and a woman was making a sort of crepe on … Continue reading

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Myanmar Cyclone, China Earthquake


The Cyclone in Myanmar and tragic earthquake in China will take over 100,000 lives.   I don’t really have much to say but it seemed cold not to mention these events here at the blog, especially with all my jolly posts about the recent trip … Continue reading

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PEK Airport – Beijing China. Know Your Terminal! Hint – it is probably “3”


PEK Beijing – Know Your Terminal! When travelling to or from Beijing’s Airports, keep these items in mind: BCIA stands for “Beijing Capital International Airport” and is commonly used when referencing the Beijing Airport even though PEK is the same … Continue reading

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China’s Great Wall – Simatai


China’s Great Wall – Simatai 812 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck At Simatai the Great Wall of China goes up from a valley in both directions, then winds around a steep moutainside. Incredibly this wall was begun over 2000 years ago, … Continue reading

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