Travel

Thoughts after the Journey

I am searching for an answer. I choose these destinations not only for leisure, but also for the chance to observe closely modern China. On the flight to Nanjing, I sat next to a mother who kept on snapping photos. During takeoff, she asked politely if she could extend her arms across my window seat …

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Tourism in an Old Town

It’s getting cooler these days. Second night in Nanjing. Toured the old town area last night. Unfortunately I saw no apparent traces of the old times. Yes the buildings along the river are quaint, but only quaint in a rather awkward way. You see neon lights and modern paints. They arent really what old houses …

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Hiking in Huang Shan

I’ve decided to drop the book that I’ve reading for 10 days to write down the occurrences in the two recent days. Visited the Presidential palace during the last morning in Nanjing. The complex consists of both old school and art deco architectures. Apparently the museum decided to use it to describe the transition it …

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Day 3 Paris Je tai’me

We start the day with Invalides, the former residence of the veterans. Louis XIV commissioned it to glorify his benevolence. The musee de armee inside the  building has quite a large sum of exhibitions of armor and weapons. At the basement floor of the church of the invalides (Dôme des Invalides) lies the tome of Napoleon …

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Day 2 Welcome to Paris

Movable Feast is one of my favorite Earnest Hemingway’s novels. The book itself, however, serves as a autobiography reminiscing his Parisian life. When Eiffel Tower appears besides the  Rolls-Royce engines, I am quite surprised actually, for the possible smog that the weather forecast mentioned about doesn’t appear. Anyway, the 11-hour China Southern flight is not …

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Day 1 Heading to Paris

It is the first day of the journey. Well, it is the fifth time I drop by Guangzhou.  To be honest, I don’t feel a sense of excitement when the rocking Boeing 737-700 touched down. The first few times I went here were probably cast with some sort of negative feelings. “It is just a …

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