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Between 1405 and 1433, during the Ming era, Chinese Admiral Zheng He,
who was also the court eunuch, commanded seven expeditionary voyages as
far away as East Africa and Middle East. These expeditions, known in
Chinese history as the treasure voyages, consisted ...
... to Xuanwu Lake and part of the old city wall. Xuanwu Lake Park has plenty of gardens and pavilions scattered along its perimeter as well as a few food stands and places to rent duck boats. We just walked part of the lake and admired the city wall before going in search of lunch. We ended up at Pissa Pizza, a little Italian place. I forgot how much cheaper food usually is outside of Shanghai! They had decent pizza and a great salad. ...
The 100 Day Celebration is a big milestone day in China and we felt
privileged to be invited to join in the celebrations for our friends,
Thomas and Misa's son, Zhang Mo. Lots of fun watching the festivities which
included a huge meal,a packet of cigarettes for every guest(!), lots of
Our two days in Nanjing thankfully have surpassed expectations. Nanjing is a clean, calm and picturesque modern city. Arriving on a Sunday afternoon we were amazed that the freeway from the airport was relatively free of cars.
It was nice to be met at the airport and ushered onto a bus. With only 6 of us to be collected luggage collection wasn't so onerous. The Novotel Central is what you would expect of a high end hotel but I suspect that things ...
... to see some awesome countryside. You'll see from the pictures we got a chance to see farming particularly rice paddies, lotus root patches, fish farms and water chestnut farms. Loads of small holdings and people in stereotypical straw circular hats tending to their crops/land/animals. In addition to 'countryside China' (where the government is a little less relaxed about the 1 child policy and they get mortgage assistance from Beijing directly as a ...