Since I was Google-less in China (Have I complained enough about that now?) and couldn’t post pictures, here’s an album from the Great Wall and Ming Tomb Day. That perfect sunny day in and around Beijing, China. What are the odds, me who likes rain so much, actually getting to see the views from the Great Wall…which is indeed GREAT. Wow. As I said in a post somewhere it makes me want… Read More

Contrary to popular perception—at least my previous perception—Beijing is not a smog-choked city of soul-less gray buildings. I’m sure there are days and streets that would fit that description but today is certainly was not one of them. As on this whole trip the weather continues to be the sunny perfection of late summer/early fall in temperate climates. The occasional chill and rain has intruded but ever so seldom. In fact the… Read More