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I must say, it has been quite the trip! Despite Mum and I being the only two member of the 'tour group' plus tour guide (until reaching Nanjing and meeting with a eight more members of a Chinese-speaking group, the organisers made some stuff-ups as I couldn't speak much Chinese though) we had much fun around Beijing, Xi'an, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou and finally Shanghai, along with making some good friends too! Plus there were the sights and the food too! YUM!

While we brought many stuff for ourselves and relatives, unfortunately the Gundam model kits were quite expensive compared to Hong Kong, and I couldn't find and Zoids too! Plus we were unable to find much music stores other than Shanghai's No. 1 Department store, but the food made up for it! The only downsides of the trip was that guides in the last few places didn't speak much English (curse the tour group who organised it) and we went to three jade workshops and two foot massage places! But it was a fun trip, nonetheless!

Because I have no intention of cramming my entire about-260-photo album into this entry, I shall submit some of (hopefully) the best to show you!

Beijing

First location we stayed at. As I've mentioned before we were the only two people in this 'tour group' as others didn't want to deal with the pollution it seems... but it was fun!


Some of the first few shots at the hotel we stayed at - the Liaoning International Hotel, Beijing. Mum's next to an amazing jade statue in the lobby while I'm next to a lucky pot plant apparently.


Four photos of me and my Mum at part of the Great Wall of China, Juyongguan! Quite the exercise! :D


Mum and myself near the Beijing National Stadium/Bird's Nest and the National Aquatics Center!


About to go on a tour through Old Beijing, plus the interior of the Old Beijing Square Hotel!


Some of many exhibits from the Beijing Capital Museum.


Can't be a fun trip without the food - A Spicy Frog Stir-Fry and a Kung Po Chicken dish for lunch along with rice and for the next day, Peking Duck with extra pancakes! :yum:


Mum and I at the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.


Xi'an

If you love a bit of ancient tradition and entertainment, this is for you!


Some of the shots from the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, including some of the army, a cavalryman and a kneeling archer.


Traditional entertainment from the Tang Paradise theatre.


At the Drum and Bell Towers in Xi'an, respectively. Along with the Muslim Quarter of Xi'an too! :D


Nanjing

Our third stop, and where we met the rest of our tour group. Though Chinese-speaking, we were able to make some good friends since a few can speak English too! The hotel we stayed at wasn't the best out of the tour though... ^^;




Wuxi

Stop No. 4! One of the places we went to was practically the equivalent of Warner Bros. Movieworld. It's called Wuxi Film and television District (wish I could find the proper name).


At the said Studio. Inspired by the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, including some awesome horse-riding performances in recreating the Battle of Red Cliff!


Suzhou

Second-last stop of the trip. Unfortunately because it was a Monday when we arrived the Suzhou Museum wasn't open, but the scenery's what made up for it! And I loved the hotel (Howard Johnson Suzhou,China) out of them all where we stayed at!




Shanghai

Final stop! I loved the big sights - especially on a boat ride! :D



A few shots on-board the the Shanghai Scenery, along with some shots of the view from the Sofitel Hotel, Shanghai!


Hopefully, that would be all! If I want to experience this again, I'd best save up (though I'd have to make some sacrifices like indulging myself less on food, commissions, comics, etc.). There may be places I've missed out on like the Shanghai Natural History Museum (I wanted to see the dinosaurs), but I'll be back! :D Plus, when I'm now 27 years old when we returned too!
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