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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quick Asia Update

Hey everyone, so I figured this would be the best way to get word out that I am back from my trip to China and I am currently unwinding in Hong Kong. First of all, I would like to declare that I have come away from China with both my kidneys still in my possession, so automatically this makes for a successful and awesome first solo trip to China. All kidding aside, I found my trip to China to be quite eye opening to all the things that are happening in the country and has educated me and corrected some of the misunderstandings that I had prior to the trip (mind you, some of my preconceived notions about China were also found to be quite valid). Anyway, I have to keep this short. I have taken A LOT of pictures and will be happy to share them with you all as soon as I get back to Toronto. Below I will post a few teaser photos of my comings and goings in China.

From China Teaser
The most important photo of this trip will have to be the above one. These are the Xiaolongbao (Shanghai-nese soup dumplings) that I was greatly anticipating when I visited Shanghai. Had to wait 40 minutes in line to get them, but well worth it as they only cost 12 RMB ($2.40 CDN) for 24 dumplings.

From China Teaser
As you can see by this photo, I definitely think they are worth it.

From China Teaser
Sadly, they are gone just as quickly as they arrived, but I will definitely have great memories of them.

From China Teaser
This was a sunset over Beijing.

From China Teaser
This is a photo to document my trek along the Great Wall of China. It truly is amazing to see the sheer scale of this thing.

From China Teaser
Another Great Wall photo. The surrounding landscape was absolutely beautiful.

From China Teaser
Lastly, another awesome thing to see was Huangshan (there will be a lot of photos from this place).

1 comment:

Muaytiger said...

Beautiful Baran. I hope you are learning more than you could ever have dreamed. Enjoy Japan. Miss ya in T.O.