Category: China

Mausoleum of Genghis Khan

My friends from Baotou took me for a day trip to Genghis Khan’s mausoleum That’s how we roll Weird Lunch break Lunch aftermath I’ve never seen a telescopic straw before A cute little scooter Here we are Anybody ever read this? Been practicing my Chinese. Made this girl laugh really hard My Mongolian guide I […]

Gardens of Suzhou

Suzhou is a place in the province of Jiangsu, not too far from Shanghai. It’s famous for its gardens but honestly, I didn’t find anything special about them. Shanghai Honqiao train station. Suzhou is a short train ride from here The Garden Beisi Pagoda I can read some of this stuff 🙂 View from top […]

Datong 2013

A tour of Datong ancient city wall and Huayan temple The city wall was originally built in the 1300s Top of the wall Huayan Temple These beams are some 500 years old! Underground copper room   — July 2013  

Guangzhou 2012

Definitely one of my favorite places in China. In the summer of 2012 I flew into Hong Kong, took a ferry to Shenzhen and then a train to Guangzhou. Local IKEA Almost the same as we are used to CAN A bunch of ping-pong tables in the park The famous Canton tower Inside Canton tower […]

Taiyuan 2015

Тайюань – столица провинции Шанси. Такой себе небольшой городишко миллиона на три, но тем не менее – крупный промышленный центр. Тайюань называют “китайским Детройтом”, очевидно, из-за тяжелой промышленности и чрезвычайной загрязненности. Небо постоянно затянуто грязной и плотной пеленой, как и в большинстве китайских городов, лучи солнца практически не пробиваются через смог. Запах тоже тяжелый. Местные жители […]

Beijing Capital Airport

Some pictures from Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital Airport, aka PEK, while I was waiting for my connection Departure hall, check-in area Airport police wear flashing blue and red lights on their shoulders, pretty annoying You can recycle your cash here, if you have any Restrooms are not easy to find! But they are beautifully designed Another […]

Pingyao village

Pingyao is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to China’s oldest bank 1. Entrance gate 2. Golf cart used to deliver tourists to the gate 3. Main Street   4.Market Tower 5.Lunch 6. Table cat 7. Shanxi province is famous for its vinegar 8. Shopping street 9. City walls – space between inner and outer […]


A couple of times I made a stopover in Harbin on my way to Qiqihar. Sometimes it’s more cost effective to fly into Harbin and then take a train or drive to Qiqihar or Changchun. When I did that the first time in 2012, the train was a “green train”, i.e. a very slow one, […]