Tag: China

Taxi Sign in China

Here is an interesting Taxi sign at a place to wait for a ride. This photo was taken in Xi’an, China.

Things to See Around Xi’an Marketplace

Walking around Xi’an I came across this marketplace. This place had it all. There was food, candy, restaurants, beverages, interesting architecture, fountains, shows, and a lot of friendly people to meet.

Huayu Alley in Xi’an, China

Here is a small alley in Xi’an that had some interesting painting on the wall and cool looking tiles on the wall. There was also Chinese lanterns in the trees.

Tried Peking Duck for the First Time

“When in Rome do as the Romans do,” as they say. While in Beijing I had to give Peking duck a try to experience the local cuisine. The food was delicious. It was a little bit greasy, but that’s due to fat on the duck. They gave you sauces and vegetables you can try and …

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Shopping in Xi’an

No matter if you are shopping for food, drink, snacks, or even souvenirs in Xi’an, China there are all sorts of stores for you. Here are some of the sights of stores and products you could buy.

Hilton Hotel in Xi’an China

Here are some photos of the Hilton hotel in Xi’an, China. It’s a very nice hotel with a friendly staff and lots of historic artwork.

Embassy of the United States in Beijing, China

Chinese War Training Personnel

As I was walking around and trying to get some photos at Tiananmen Square I, being a foreigner, was stopped by every security guard, policeman, volunteer security, and any other random security person. Obviously I don’t look asian and when they saw me coming I would get my documents ready because they were going to …

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Tiananmen Square

I finally made it to Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing and at a time when the rest of the world is opening up, China has things locked down. This was as close as I could get and these are the clearest photos. That is due to all the security, umbrellas, vehicles and everything …

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The Mausoleum of Mao Zedong

Across the street from Tiananmen Square is the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. This chapter is straight out of the dictatorship playbook to put a leader’s body to rest in a mausoleum. Mao was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party from 1935 until his death in 1976. He was part of the movement to abandon …

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Zhenyangmen was once the South Gate to Beijing’s Inner City

Built in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty Zhenyangmen was once the south gate to Beijing’s Inner City. Now it’s just a tourist attraction that is near Tiananmen Square. The first photo is looking from the China Railway Museum and when looking from the left to the right you see Zhenyangmen, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, …

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China Railway Museum

Across the street from Zhengyangmen is the China Railway Museum. If you’re into trains and near Tiananmen Square it is a short walk to get there.

First Time Eating a Chinese Hamburger in Xi’an

Tried a Chinese hamburger at a local place in Xi’an. The owner wanted to film me taking a bite so she can post it to Chinese media. I’m a picky eater so that is always a scary thing to do, but as it turned out this was actually pretty good.

Statue of Xuanzang in front of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Xuanzang was a buddhist monk that traveled from China to India to learn about Buddhism and he brought back and translated many buddhist teachings during the time of 629-645 of the current era. Here is a photo of the statue of Xuanzang in Xi’an, China in front of the Wild Goose Pagoda.

Beijing Uses Nutrient Bags for Trees

In Beijing, China the ground is very dry and has a layer of dust from the Gobi Desert. Whenever that layer of dust gets wet it solidifies and becomes hard like concrete which doesn’t provide a lot of nutrients for vegetation. It looks weird when initially seeing it because it looks like an IV bag, …

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Walking on the Sidewalk in China Can Be Difficult

Walking down the sidewalk in China can be difficult. This is an actual photo of a sidewalk in Beijing. First off they use bricks which looks nice, but over time it becomes bumpy and uneven. Then they place as many obstacles in the path of the sidewalk as possible. This causes all sorts of hazards …

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Drivers on Their Cellphones While Driving in China

While driving in China seeing drivers on their cell phones is an everyday occurrence and it is, not only annoying, but it is also unsafe. Drivers are bad enough, but also being on their phones while driving makes them a ticking time bomb for an accident.

Xi’an Power

Conveniently located between the Xi’an airport and the city of Xian itself is a power plant which supplies the city with electricity. When I look at this I wonder if it is a nuclear power plant. If it is, to me, it doesn’t make much sense to place it between the city and the airport …

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White Smoke From Wuhan Lab Signals New Variant

Flight to Shanghai

On the flight to Shanghai here are some sights along the way.

Toll Roads Near Xi’an, China

Here are a couple toll roads near Xi’an. As you can see one looks traditional whereas the other looks more futuristic.

CIA Business Seized by China

Mechanical Panda Statue in Beijing

Olympics are Over and Beijing’s Pollution Factories are Full Blast

As soon as the Winter Olympics are over in Beijing, China has started up their factories again and polluting is going full blast. Here is a photo of the sky just a couple days ago and then once the Paralympics are over now look at the weather forecast and look at what the sky looks …

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Commemorative Beijing Olympics Currency

Museum of the Communist Party of China

No Parking in China

2022 Winter Olympics Hosted from Beijing, China

It’s been killing me that I’m so close to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and I can’t see anything in person because China has all the Olympic athletes in a bubble in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  So I decided to drive over to the Olympic park to see how …

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North Korean Bobsled Concerns

How Xi Jinping Feels About Uyghurs

Artwork in the Beijing Airport