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Saturday, 9 November 2019

A week in China - Share my Snaps!


I was lucky enough to spend a week in China seeing some of the most amazing history in the world to celebrate my milestone birthday. We spent 2 days in Beijing (needed more), a day and a half down at the Wall in Jinshanling, a full day travelling including 4 hours on a Bullet train and a full day in Xi'an (also needed more).




We managed to cram so much in a day and then spent the nights roaming the city to see the modern side - the bars and art and shopping.


Getting around China takes a long time, so there was a fair bit of time in transit, which is a pity, but it was a great trip and we had so much fun. It blew away all our expectations.



There are three posts on it so far on my travel blog, for those interested, and more to come.










I really loved this trip and had a blast with my very easy going long time friend of 47 years, an excellent travel companion, who made the difficult things funny and relaxing....







Have you been to China? Did you love it?



Linking with #WednesdayAroundTheWorld #TravelTuesday  #MCoW #TwinklyTuesday #GlobalBlogging #OurWorldTuesday #ThruMyLens #Lifethisweek #WanderingCamera #WWOT #WWOAT #RubyTuesdayToo (for the lady in the red dress) #SayCheese and #MySundayBest

28 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to visit China, Lydia! Thanks for sharing these photos. The contrast of the modern against the history and all that natural beauty. Fascinating!

    SSG xxx

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  2. What an amazing time! I love your snaps. Glad you got to see and do so much!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  3. Amazing photos. I'm ducking over to look at the travel blog now.

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  4. Wow amazing pics - looks like you had a fabulous time! You certainly managed to fit a lot in.

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  5. Great to see your snaps in your post Lydia. China is somewhere I've not been to yet! #lifethisweek

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  6. Oh this is wonderful. I love to be introduced to a different culture through someone eyes and feelings because it's so easy to be blinkered and put off via travel brochures. I visited Hong Kong thank goodness in calmer days but China looks ravishing!

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  7. I haven't been to China and would be pretty nervous unless I went with someone who knew the language and where to go. It certainly does look as if you got a lot done in a short amount of time. Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing it with Say Cheese! And are you going to say what milestone b-day it is? Could be 18, 21, 30, 50, 80?

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  8. I don't know which I'd like to see more - pandas or the Emperor's army. Fabulous!

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  9. Hello, what an amazing trip. Happy Belated Birthday! The sights in China are just awesome. I love the Panda too. Enjoy your day, wishing your a great new week!

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  10. I have been to China and your photos reminded me of all the excellent sights I saw there.

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  11. What fantastic photos I enjoyed your post :-)

    Have a scenictastic week :-)

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  12. Oh what lovely photo memories from your trip. I would love to take the same trip.


    Worth a Thousand Words

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  13. Thanks for this fantastic virtual tour of China. Bucket list item!

    Happy Tuesday, Lydia.

    #GlobalBlogging

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  14. What a fantastic milestone trip! Thank you for sharing your photos. It's on my bucket list!

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  15. Wow, what a trip! Such wonderful photos. I have not visited China but perhaps one day... #TwinklyTuesday

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  16. Thanks for sharing your trip with us! These are some amazing scenes.

    I'm glad to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  17. Wow! What a great experience! I'm glad you had a friend who helped make it even better. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  18. What a fascinating journey you had! So glad you came by to link up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/11/happy-veterans-day.html

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  19. So much to see! What a beautiful place in the world! I'd love to go there! It's hard to pick what image is my favorite. I love them all!

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  20. What a great set of memories here! I am so glad you got to share this with your friend of 47 years!!! Wonderful. Thank you for joining Life This Week, next week's optional prompt is 46/51 Gift Idea For Teachers 18/11/19. Sure hope to see you link up again. Denyse.

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  21. Makes me want to visit China even more. Thank you.

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  22. Wonderful set of photos, Lydia! China is an amzing place and you capture well the modern and ancient aspects of this extraordinary culture.
    Thanks for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

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  23. China looks absolutely stunning. So varied and rich in culture. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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  24. These snaps have made me want to visit China more than ever! I'd love to walk along the Great Wall and to see the Terracotta Army. Looks amazing so glad you had a lovely time! #TwinklyTuesday

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