Cathy and Jason's Travel Journal
About Us (1)
Hong Kong (1)
* Photo Link
* Seoul, revisited
* Tai Shan, holy mountain
* Seeing Red -- the China adventure continues!
* China wins award for "World's worst internet access"
* More random thoughts on China
* China, or Boy there sure are a lot of Chinese people here!
* Thailand photos 2
* Hong Kong, shark fins and all that
* Cameron Highlands
* Kuala Lumpur
* What we did in Georgetown
* Georgetown, Penang
* Scuba divin'
* Ko Tao and diving!
* Laos wrapup
* Slow boat to Luang Prabrang, or Ship o' Fools
* What we've been up to
July 05, 2005
Seeing Red -- the China adventure continues!
I'm at an internet cafe that charges a ridiculous $2.50 an hour, so I'll make this short. (Usually, internet prices are $0.50 an hour in this country).
Jason and I are in Beijing. It's been an exciting week! Seeing the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, pickled Mao, and tomorrow we will venture out to the Great Wall.
On our second day here, Jason was pickpocketed. The guy made away with our camera, so unfortunately we have lost all of our China pictures to date. Sigh. On the bright side, we picked up a camera here that is a lot nicer and smaller. Cheaper as well. It was an incredible ordeal buying the camera. I long for Best Buy to invade this country. Basically, prices for electronics are higher here than anywhere in the States (import taxes) and the annoying bargaining. Bah! At least the camera is nice.
At the nearly one month mark, Jason and I have found that we still like China. However, moving north sure seemed to give us trouble. We have run more into the "Old China" types -- rude folks who love to scream at foreigners, unhelpful types.
Our plans are to make our way south-ish again, to Shanghai. By the end of July we will be in Seoul, where I lived when I was in high school.
Posted by Cathy on July 5, 2005 01:44 AM
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