fishpatrol: (how *you* doin')
My last entry made my trip sound like a disaster (well, it kind of ended in disaster...), but I actually did manage to have fun, especially in Yunnan. I have over, idk, 500 photos and I picked about twenty of them to post:

Moar point-form \o/ (and links instead of images so I don't break anyone's internet connection)
All photos are un-Photoshopped and scaled down.


Beijing:

-Cranes, birds of the Orient. (I think this dude said it first) This is the view on the right side of Tienanmen Square. Tienanmen Square is one of those places that's really only worth going once, imo -- nothing to see except people, people, more people (though this time, when we went, it was pretty empty...for Chinese standards), and Mao's mug.

Kunming:

-The biggest and brightest rainbow I'd ever seen. I had to take the photo from a moving vehicle, so it's a bit shaky, which is a pity. At one point, you could actually see two distinct rainbows arching over the highway.

From Kunming to Lijiang, in the sky:

-A sea of clouds. I had never been on so many plane rides in the span of so few days. We flew from Toronto to Beijing, Beijing to Kunming, Kunming to Lijiang, Lijiang to Kunming, and then Kunming to Beijing. And this was under one week. I'm not terribly keen on flying, but the view from the window is always spectacular.

And the rest... )

There, done, whew.
fishpatrol: (how *you* doin')
My last entry made my trip sound like a disaster (well, it kind of ended in disaster...), but I actually did manage to have fun, especially in Yunnan. I have over, idk, 500 photos and I picked about twenty of them to post:

Moar point-form \o/ (and links instead of images so I don't break anyone's internet connection)
All photos are un-Photoshopped and scaled down.


Beijing:

-Cranes, birds of the Orient. (I think this dude said it first) This is the view on the right side of Tienanmen Square. Tienanmen Square is one of those places that's really only worth going once, imo -- nothing to see except people, people, more people (though this time, when we went, it was pretty empty...for Chinese standards), and Mao's mug.

Kunming:

-The biggest and brightest rainbow I'd ever seen. I had to take the photo from a moving vehicle, so it's a bit shaky, which is a pity. At one point, you could actually see two distinct rainbows arching over the highway.

From Kunming to Lijiang, in the sky:

-A sea of clouds. I had never been on so many plane rides in the span of so few days. We flew from Toronto to Beijing, Beijing to Kunming, Kunming to Lijiang, Lijiang to Kunming, and then Kunming to Beijing. And this was under one week. I'm not terribly keen on flying, but the view from the window is always spectacular.

And the rest... )

There, done, whew.
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)
I got back yesterday evening; I ate, did a bit of catching up on LJ, and then slept for twelve hours straight. The most productive thing I did today was clear out my suitcase, but my room still looks like a disaster zone, so maybe I wasn't all that productive, really.


My travel route was like this:

Beijing -> Yunnan (Kunming -> Lijiang -> Shangri-la -> Lijiang -> Kunming) -> Beijing -> Hubei (Wuhan) -> Shanghai -> Jiangsu (Jiangyin) -> Shanghai


Just a couple of points for now before I get my photos uploaded:

Beijing:
-People in China are concerned to the point of being paranoid over the swine flu. All the workers in the airport wore masks and rubber gloves. In fact, a dude clad in green scuba goggles, surgical mask, and white lab coat came on to our plane before we were allowed to disembark, and assessed our body temperatures by pointing this little white gun-like thing at our foreheads. I had to stifle my giggles when it was my turn. I really wanted to take a photo of the guy, but I wasn't sure if it would be appropriate. Or, like, if I would get dragged off to jail. (Later though, my dad informed me that on his flight, even the flight attendant took a photo)

And the rest... )

I kind of miss China the way I miss places after staying for more than one week. Now that I'm home again, back in the same chair, at the same desk, glued to the same screen, it's almost as if I never left.

Anyway, illustrated ramblings tomorrow. I wish I could maintain the sleep schedule of 11pm to 8am, but it's only my second night back and I'm already reverting back to 1am to 11am.

I tried catching up on LJ, but I gave up at ?skip=bajillion. So what've I missed and what've you guys been up to for the past three weeks?
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)
I got back yesterday evening; I ate, did a bit of catching up on LJ, and then slept for twelve hours straight. The most productive thing I did today was clear out my suitcase, but my room still looks like a disaster zone, so maybe I wasn't all that productive, really.


My travel route was like this:

Beijing -> Yunnan (Kunming -> Lijiang -> Shangri-la -> Lijiang -> Kunming) -> Beijing -> Hubei (Wuhan) -> Shanghai -> Jiangsu (Jiangyin) -> Shanghai


Just a couple of points for now before I get my photos uploaded:

Beijing:
-People in China are concerned to the point of being paranoid over the swine flu. All the workers in the airport wore masks and rubber gloves. In fact, a dude clad in green scuba goggles, surgical mask, and white lab coat came on to our plane before we were allowed to disembark, and assessed our body temperatures by pointing this little white gun-like thing at our foreheads. I had to stifle my giggles when it was my turn. I really wanted to take a photo of the guy, but I wasn't sure if it would be appropriate. Or, like, if I would get dragged off to jail. (Later though, my dad informed me that on his flight, even the flight attendant took a photo)

And the rest... )

I kind of miss China the way I miss places after staying for more than one week. Now that I'm home again, back in the same chair, at the same desk, glued to the same screen, it's almost as if I never left.

Anyway, illustrated ramblings tomorrow. I wish I could maintain the sleep schedule of 11pm to 8am, but it's only my second night back and I'm already reverting back to 1am to 11am.

I tried catching up on LJ, but I gave up at ?skip=bajillion. So what've I missed and what've you guys been up to for the past three weeks?

*sparkles*

Aug. 6th, 2007 04:05 pm
fishpatrol: (Default)
LJ is not bannd in China! I'd thought it was when I attempted to open up the main page, but it turned out that it was merely a glitch (refreshing would've solved the problem!). I am going to frantically check my flist now.
*flitters away*

*sparkles*

Aug. 6th, 2007 04:05 pm
fishpatrol: (Default)
LJ is not bannd in China! I'd thought it was when I attempted to open up the main page, but it turned out that it was merely a glitch (refreshing would've solved the problem!). I am going to frantically check my flist now.
*flitters away*
fishpatrol: (Default)
Off to China tomorrow. See you all in three weeks. ♥

(Feel free to leave me comments in this entry. I might not be able to access LJ in China, but the comments will be sent to my inbox, which I will be checking regularly.)
fishpatrol: (Default)
Off to China tomorrow. See you all in three weeks. ♥

(Feel free to leave me comments in this entry. I might not be able to access LJ in China, but the comments will be sent to my inbox, which I will be checking regularly.)

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