China 2013


March 28 -April 18, 2013

Longji Rice Terraces
Duck in orange sauce-rice cooked in Bamboo
Jiou women with long hair wound up

Farmer's wife
Family house for 5 generations
part of their ancestor shrine
snake wine - yikes!
Karsts and bamboo rafts on the swollen Li river
our hotel on the Li River

on the road to Moon Hill
Let me set it straight for the record, my daughter took most of the best of these shots!

bridge en route to Moon Hill



streets of Xingping

on the road to Guilin

selling communist memorabilia


Shangri-La village

Muslim market

beautiful bride

bird pets

terracotta warriors

and their horses

and their hairdos

can't believe I am actually here

work goes on always

metal window decorations
how did he get there?

yum! dumplings

love this sign

love this little guy

Lotus leading our rickshaw through the Hutong district

playing mah jong in the park

Kung Fu Master in the Hutong
we're here!

cold and steep- spectacular

that's the wall in the background- we are on the unreconstructed part

the Toboggan!


and more steep

Peking Opera

this artisan made David's carved wooden rhino

I just loved these little vehicles
dragon boat at the summer palace

wearing her Mongolian Princess hat Souvenir

Joy managed a surreptitious shot of this wonderful man

looking and commenting on Joy

I loved him. At the Summer Palace

Guess who made it to the Forbidden City?
caldron handle-Forbidden City

Hanging Monastery

roof detail

YunGang Caves

Joy for scale- and these weren't even the biggest

Datong- from the hotel window
silk worms with mulberry leaves

gathering silk from the cocoons

gazing out at Shanghai

The Bund. Bull with frisky visitors

sunrise from my hotel room

Shanghai old and new



trotters in Tongli

at the yacht dock

the Yachts
our Captain


French Concession- Shanghai

bikes at West lake
food at West Lake

adored child

Giant Incense Burner at LinYang Temple

Lin Yang Temple

tea plantation

tea plantation
Harbor Light Show

clay play!

Andrea Walker me, Shirley Chan
Jun with her family
Great kids at the Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School

The gracious and welcoming Principal

last group of the day!

the art room and art teacher

the Library

the view

the kids with their journals

the art!

Thank YOU Choi Kai Yau school!!
SCBWI members at the fabulous China Club
German Swiss primary

in the library

great kids!

on the way to the Star Ferry

Storm clouds moving in
Kathleen Ahrens, Mio Debnam, Susan Eaddy, Bini Szacsvay, Chris Cheng

watching the rain on our last night