Tai Shan - Stairway to Heaven September 18th 2006 Day 1
We arrived in Tai’an (the town at the foot of Tai Shan) at about half six in the morning, bought tickets for our onward journey to Beijing (still no sleeper’s available, but we managed to book seats this time) and headed off in a taxi to find a hotel, we were taken to a hotel too far out of town but using my phrasebook I managed to talk the driver into taking us to a hotel nearer the ... read more
Asia » China » Shandong » Tai Shan For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
So.... After a couple of years of planning, which started almost as soon as we set foot back home from our previous travels, we've booked our first flight to Berlin, from there we're heading east.... When are we coming back? When we're broke or fed-up of life on the road, whichever comes first.
In these years we've added a couple of new members to the team, Nate and Gabe, our two beautiful sons. They'll be traveling with us, so these travels are going to be unlike any of our others.
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