Wat Pho and Yoga Moves

We are so happy to have a chance to see this amazing again. This is home of this huge 46 meter long reclining Buddha The It dates back the 6th Century. There is a huge line up of tourists. We are surprised to see how well the lineup is moving along. As is the norm, […]

Bangkok- Wat Arun

We found Bangkok easy to get around by the Sky Train, known as the BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System). Easy and cheap way to get around. Only $6.00 for a day pass. Easy transfer to the River Boat from the Sky Train. The River Boat is a great way to see the sites from the […]

Goodbye China!

2:30 AM . We find the Yellow Cab driver sleeping in the lobby. We wake him and off we go to the airport. There is no traffic and we arrive in about thirty minutes. Huge airport, but easy to manoeuvre. We checked online and avoided the massive Checkin line. As soon as we go toward […]

Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

This is another amazing historic site in the Heart of Beijing. Built during the 1400’s during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, The Emperor would come here to pray for Peace and Harvest. The Summer Palace Our stop is now the Summer Palace. It is a beautiful place surrounded by Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. […]

The Forbidden City

It’s been years since we have been here and we are awestruck to see this site again.The Forbidden City began in the 1500’s And is now called the Imperial Palace Museum. This is the largest ancient Chinese architecture still standing. Over hundreds of years there were twenty four Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. […]

Tiananmen Square Beijing

Jan 2019 We take a twenty minute walk from our bus to the underground pedway. Interesting seeing the soldiers march by as we approach the pedway. It is the time of the Flag raising ceremony, so we had to get off the bus a few blocks back. This is a site not to be missed. […]

The Great Wall- Badaling

The Badaling section of the Great Wall is located in Yanquing county, Beijing. This section has the highest point of the Great Wall. 800 meters above sea level . We are here is January and is freezing cold but the good part is it is not jam packed. We take the funicular to the top […]

January 2019 – Beijing

This is the start of our first day in Beijing. Good idea we have breakfast in our room …thanks to Starbucks. Our guide with Tour Beijing arrived at 7:00 AM. It took an hour to maneuver around the city. Our first stop is the Ming tombs.. Perfect! It gives us a chance to see some […]

China Without Visa

This trip to China was for only three days . I made sure we qualified for the Transfer without visa …known as TWOV. At the check in counter with United in Halifax, the agent didn’t even look at our onward flight. All good to go. Just before boarding in Newark for our flight to Beijing. […]