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chinese food, five at a time

rather than post all of my food photos from China at once, i decided to take a more piecemeal approach (har). i’ll be uploading five pics a day to my flickr stream. they’ll be in chronological order, starting with Beijing, moving through Shanghai, Huangshan, Shexian, Nanxiang, and then ending in Shanghai (yes, we went there twice).

in summary, i’d have to say that during the 12 days we were in China, i probably ate better, and more continuously, than i have at any other point in my life. each meal (most of which were orchestrated by my father-in law Eric) was an adventure, filled with surprises and delights at every mouthful. from banquets in imperial palaces, to hot pot at a college student hangout, it was all amazing…this culinary journey was just as much a part of our adventure as the places we visited.

China 2007 :: She Xian

Revolutionary Wall II

On our way back from Huang Shan, we stopped and visited an ancient walled city called She Xian. while much of the city is modern (relatively speaking), a lot of it has been preserved as it has been for hundreds of years. A truly authentic cultural experience, not one that most tourists would get, and one we certainly wouldn’t have had without Eric and Debbie as our tour guides.

Space invaders tag the Brooklyn Bridge

Space invaders tag the Brooklyn Bridge

last week i was in New York for business, and manged to finagle a few extra days so that i could hang out with my friend Chookyfuzzbang and see my childhood buddy Michael. i spent all of my time in manhattan and brooklyn and generally had a fantastic trip, despite being a bit cold and getting totally soaked with rain one night. new york remains one of my favorite "places-to-visit-but-you-wouldn’t-want-to-live-there."

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