Pictures from China!

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I promised I’d share some photos from our trip to China with you. As the one in charge of the camera (for the most part), I get to take all the fun close ups and weird shots that I want!

We were gone for two weeks, and it was a whirlwind! We spent a few days in Beijing before traveling down to Changsha and Yiyang in Hunan province via high speed train. After that we took a shorter train ride down to scenic Guilin for a couple days before rounding out our trip with several days in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu.

The picture above and the two below are from the Forbidden City in Beijing.

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I loved seeing kites everywhere we went!

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We went to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, outside of Beijing. The weather was really nice, thankfully! And boy, is that sucker ever steep to walk on.

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I think I took a dozen pictures of these roof corners…

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The smog always made for some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

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A cool carving at the Wenshu Temple in Chengdu.

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An elephant statue at Elephant Hill Park in Guilin.

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We found these great carvings on a walkway along a river in Guilin.

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Loved all the water buffalo along the Li River. We took a four hour cruise up it to see the amazing hills and scenery.

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I can’t for the life of me figure out what that little bird is…

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There are a lot of carvings in China. So much marble! This is in the hutong alleys in Beijing.

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Part of the rocks in the rock garden of the Forbidden City.

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Ancient trees in the Forbidden City.

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Walking alongside the world’s longest corridor at the Summer Palace in Beijing.

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Paddle boats at the park in Yiyang, Hunan.

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Spicy Hunan green bean dish! The food was out of this world amazing.

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Gorgeous ginko tree at the Wenshu Temple in Chengdu.

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The monks put out food for the birds.

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We got to go to Bamboo Park in Chengdu, where the locals go to hang out and play games and drink tea.

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Look at how red and spicy that tofu is. Incredible food in Sichuan province.

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Found this little bit of home in the Wide and Narrow Alleys of Chengdu. Just noticed that guy on the door. Is that a Transformer?

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And I’ll end with this big guy.

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So there you go. Just a tiny, tiny portion of the 600 pictures I managed to take! If there is anything you’d like to see more of, let me know!

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