A glimpse from 9 days in the People's Republic
March 21-31, 2003
one of the
Bejing (March 22-25):
The Great Wall
: at Simatai, 130km northeast of Bejing
Temple of Heaven
: Ming architecture at its best
: Where Chinese Royality escaped from the summertime heat of the Forbidden City
: Chairman Mao's Domain
: Off-limits to commoners for 500 years, now yours to explore for
Shanghai (March 25-30):
Lisa & Geoff's Wedding
: Marriage, karoake and drunk friends.
: A view of hazy Shanghai from 350 meters above the river.
Yu Yuan Garden
: Ancient gardens in the central city.
Shangahi Street Photos
: People & Markets around the city.
My Flight Itinerary from New Zealand
: 24 hours of flying (and avoiding Hong Kong)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
: atypical pneumonia of unknown aetiology, was recognized at the end of February 2003
A layover in Bangkok
: seven hours, one temple and a foot massage (March 30)