Day 10: Benxi By Way of Shenyang December 26th 2011 By the time you read this post, I should be back from the edge of civilization.<span><span><span><span> Ok, not quite, but probably as close to the edge as I have ever come.<span>Today we are flying from Shanghai to Shenyang and then driving to the small village where Liang’s Dad is from, Benxi.
We are staying at a hotel where I have been told to “expect the wo ... read more
Asia » China » Liaoning » Benxi 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
Before 2008 I had never really been outside the continental United States (I don't count Toronto or Key West, even if its only 50 miles from Cuba!). Liang's job, though grueling at times, has given us the wonderful opportunity to travel often since then. In one year I was able to visit him in Hawaii and the Netherlands (followed by a weekend trip to Paris). Last year we spent Christmas in London (I would highly recommend visiting this city during the holidays- beautiful!) and this year we are spending it in China! I am very excited to meet my "new" Chinese family while we are here and lear... full info