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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 5 – Shanghai

It’s hard to believe how quickly three weeks passed by. It seems like we were just talking about Beijing and here we are finishing up in Shanghai. To get to Shanghai, we would have once again navigated an airport and … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 3 – Xian

The next part of the journey would have been the area around the city of Xian. To get there, we were to take one of the new, sleek, fast bullet trains. They travel between Beijing and Xian at a speed … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 2 – More Beijing

Over the past few days we would have been exploring all around Beijing. The number of historical sites and UNESCO sites, as well as more modern sites throughout the city, is staggering. Around every turn is a new adventure, especially … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation

Yes, we’re a little bit odd at times, but odd can be fun. We decided that since we can’t go to China, we would bring a little bit of China to Williamsville. A little taste of the cuisine, a few … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Shanghai

Our final area to explore will be the city of Shanghai and the surrounding region. From Guilin, we fly to the east coast and the city of Shanghai. It’s a 794 mi / 1278 km journey and the flight should … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Guilin, Yangshou & Longji

Continuing on, we next head southeast to the area around the city of Guilin. We will be flying from Chengdu to the city of Guilin. The distance between the two is 855km or 531mi and the flight should take about … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Chengdu

Our third stop will be the city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province. From Xi’an, we’ll catch the Bullet Train to Chengdu. Chengdu is about 658km or 409 mi southwest of Xi’an and the train ride will take about 4 … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Xian

Our second destination will be Xi’an – capital city of the Shaanxi Province. To arrive in Xi’an, we will be taking the Bullet Train from Beijing. It’s about 1216 km or 755 miles away and the train trip will take … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Beijing

Our first destination will be Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. Our current plan has us flying directly from Toronto to Beijing. The flight will be about thirteen and a half hours and we’re hoping to … Continue reading

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China – October 2020

One year from today, we will be traveling to China. There are so many wonderful things that we want to see and experience. Over the next year, I’ll tell you about the process and our itinerary. We are working with … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Strolling through the streets of Zermatt

It’s our last day here, so today we’re walking around Zermatt to see a little bit of the town. Everything I read about is centered around the Matterhorn and skiing, but the town is really charming and deserves to be … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Trümmelbach Falls

What do you do when it’s hot outside? Find someplace cool. We found that cool place in Lauterbrunnen at the Trümmelbach Falls. The melting glaciers create a river that over the years has cut right through the mountain. It is … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Bern, baby, Bern

So now that the threat of thunderstorms has passed, it’s time for heat warnings for the next week. Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90’s and possibly even hit 100 in parts of Switzerland. Today we visited Bern, the … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Exploring Old Town Lucerne

After yesterday’s wonderful day in the mountains, today we explored the old town of Lucerne. Once again, we got an early start as thunderstorms were scheduled to head this way in the afternoon. We walked over to the bus stop … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Moving on to Lucerne

Hard to believe our time in Zürich is over. We really enjoyed exploring the city and neighboring areas. As Zürich is our entry to Switzerland, we could not be happier with our choice. Our favorite things about Zürich are easy … Continue reading

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