Monthly Archives: May 2013

2 April 2013 – Xian, China

Xian, home of the Terra Cotta Army.  This is an incredible sight and it’s only partially excavated.  We spend the morning marveling at the thousands of soldiers, archers, horses and chariots buried over 2,000 years ago by Emperor Qin Shi … Continue reading

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1 April 2013 – Beijing & Xian, China

This morning we take a rickshaw tour of Beijing’s “hutongs” (narrow ancient alleys) and see traditional neighborhoods.  Then we’re off to the airport for our flight to Xian. All the Best, Wayne & Dianne

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31 March 2013 Beijing, China

Easter Sunday in Beijing and today we visit the Great Wall of China.  It’s a little cool this morning (28 degrees F) and we’re still dressed from our Mekong River trip.  The thin rain jacket doesn’t do much to hold … Continue reading

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30 March 2013 – Beijing, China

It’s Saturday in Beijing and today our city tour includes Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace.  As we approach the 100 acre Tiananmen Square we walk past thousands of people lined up to visit Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum.  … Continue reading

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29 March 2013 – Beijing, China

Today we’re on our own.  We meet up with our next Viking River Cruise Tour tomorrow morning in the lobby of our hotel, the fabulous Fairmont Beijing.  Taking a tip from both our new VRC Tour Escort and the hotel … Continue reading

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