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Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 23rd 2015

Final class and a quick visit to Langlang Dumpling restaurant.... read more

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 23rd 2015

We took a cab ride to Forum66, yet another way-way-up-upscale mall. On the way home we decided to walk at least part of the way and we came across a bustling, noisy city park that had all sorts of organized dancing, rides for kids, firecrackers, and (of course) people selling stuff. There were going to be videos here of the craziness, color, lights, and noise but this site has disabled their video server... that's a real shame. We'll post them on Facebook when we get access again. Turned out we walked far enough towards our hotel such that we could just hop on the subway a couple of stops and voila we were back at the Sofitel.... read more

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 21st 2015

Today and tonight, we picked up our laundry at a local shop, taken the metro north to Beiling Park, a famous, 3.3 million square meter public space, got on a random vehicle within the park taking us to 'who-knows-where' (turned out to be the opposite end of the park, which was a good idea)visited the Zhaoling Tombs, had cotton candy, rented a paddle boat, had tea in the Club Lounge at the Sofitel, and finished off with a dinner at Western restaurant "Olive's" where we met the chef and had a very nice dinner.... read more

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 20th 2015

Here we say good-bye to Beijing with a visit to the Legation Quarter and Wangfuxing Market, hop on an Air China flight to Shenyang, and discover that we have been upgraded to Club level at the hotel and get a special discount on dinner because it is Chinese Valentine's Day!... read more

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang August 16th 2015

Mostly shots from SUT and dinner at the Sofitel... read more

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang May 1st 2014

We are all familiar Labor Day. For Canadians, at least the ones in Sudbury we call it the May 2/4 weekend. But here in China it’s called May Day. This year it landed on a Thursday, so I got that day plus Friday off. Although, I had to return to work on the following Sunday. So I took this opportunity to visit yet another place on my list of attractions for Shenyang. That place being Wu Le He Park but I only got to see a small portion of the park I plan on returning to see the rest of it another time. The weather seemed to be accommodating to the visitors to the park for it was sunny and warm. The sound of people chattering and laughter whiffed through the air, as I walked through ... read more

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang April 19th 2014

Over my first month being here I had the opportunity to see both the Shenyang Normal University and the Paleontological Museum of Liaoning which is one the same grounds. I didn’t see much of either the first time I went there. But the second and third time I saw more of the Normal University. I figured since I had seen the Paleontological Museum I might as well see the university grounds as well. I didn’t have high expectations for the university since I had seen many others that weren’t that impressive. To my amazement this university was vast and looked great for the most part. Of course a few places were still under construction or in need of repair which is typical of most schools worldwide. Of course I brought my camera to snap some shots ... read more
part of the old gate for the old university

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang April 16th 2014

My dear readers; Once again I thought to give you some information about the city I am in. That city is Shenyang of Liaoning province. Shenyang is the largest city in Liaoning as well as Northeast China with a population of a little over 8.1 million people within its administrative area. The city was once known as Shengjing or Fengtian Prefecture. In the 17th century, Shenyang was conquered by the Manchu people and briefly used as the capital of the Qing Dynasty. It also serves as a transportation and commercial hub of Northeast China particularly with Japan, Russia and Korea. The name of the city literally means, ‘The Yang side of the Shen River’. A reference to the Hun River which was formerly known as the Shen River is on the city’s south side. Archaeological findings ... read more

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang April 14th 2014

♦Paleontological Museum of Liaoning♦ This museum is on the campus of the Shenyang Normal University which happens to be close by to where I live. The first time I went to view this museum I was late, found out from a security guard yelling at me as I walked up the stairs that the museum closes at 2 pm on Sundays and to come by during the week. The unfortunate thing is that by the time I get back from work during the week it’s already too late to view it so it will have to wait until the following weekend to have a full view of it. The reason I went at 3 was that I took a nap around eleven thirty and didn’t wake up until 3 that afternoon, I guess I needed the ... read more
view from outside 2
side view
view of main gate from stairs

Asia » China » Liaoning » Shenyang May 30th 2013

(delayed blog) My Spring of 2013 trip to Shenyang, Liaoning province. As I haven't been updating this blog for a long time, I simply can not remember the trip well enough to write a story so I'll stick to just a few pics...... read more
Beijing Station at dawn
Beijing station in morning light
Shenyang Skyline

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