Crystal Palace Hotel
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This is the first entry to mark the beginning of our 2 week adventure in Yunnan, China! We will all be meeting up tomorrow at the Kunming airport, and then fly together to Shangri-La. Can't wait to start our journey together! :)
-Katie (Odyssey Intern)
After a very interesting flight where I was the only western person inside the aircraft, I finally arrived in China landing in Tianjin. The cheapest entry point in the Beijing area. From here, I'm only 1hr away from the capital on a 'bullet train'.
"Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in China. Its name means 'the
place where the emperor crossed the river'. Facing the Bohai Sea,
Tianjin, the one time imperial port, ...
Having finished 3 months of boredom and Chinese studying in Qingdao on the 23rd of December I hopped on a bullet train on Christmas eve to spend Christmas with my buds in Tianjin.
It was my first Christmas away from home but we all clubbed together and had a whale of a bloody time.
About 15 of us hired out ...
So we didn't spend much time here. Flew into Beijing then went on a 2 hour or so car ride down to Tianjin. It was very commercialized buildings that were all mainly empty. Like a yet to be popularized empty town - eerie. Mel says there's nothing here but I would love to go check out the old city. We stayed in the newer part near a big (empty) ...
... with garlic, herbs, and sweet and savory sauces. My favorite vegetable was a small green vegetable that looks like a mini-zucchini, no more than an inch long. The top of the zucchini-like vegetable had a squash blossom, making me think it was a squash. We had these at nearly every meal and I can't wait to get back to the US and shop at Ranch 99 in Cupertino to find it, so I can make it at home.
That night we met up with a few other people and had dinner (in ...