Tuesday, March 8, 2011


A place you've traveled to.

Well this one's easy!  China, of course!  We lived there for 1 year, in Shanghai, but we also visited Hong Kong, Beijing, and Xi'an while we were living there.  Of all the places we visited, Hong Kong was my favorite.  It's on an island, and the view is spectacular.  But the most "breathtaking" thing I think we saw were the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an.  And the Great Wall was awesome too.  How many people get to say they've seen all of those places?

The World Financial Center and The Jinmao Tower in Shanghai.  The World Financial Center is currently the tallest building in Shanghai, and the 2nd or 3rd tallest in the world.  We have been up both of them.  The view is spectacular.
This is a common sight around town.  You get used to it after awhile!
The view from The Bund.  In Shanghai.  By the Financial District.  We lived on one side of the water, Pudong.  The other, where the Bund is, is Puxi.  (pronounced pooshee).
This is the "birds nest" in Beijing.  It was seen a lot during the Olympics.
In order to get up to the Great Wall, you ride on a ski lift.  We went in the Fall. This was our view on the way up.  Talk about GORGEOUS!
Ryan and Jason were in front of Andrew, Sarah and I.  Don't they look thrilled?!
All of us standing on The Great Wall of China.  How cool is that?!
The Famous Great Wall.  
On the way back down you could either ride the ski lift or you could take this little go cart.  Ryan and the boys took the go cart on the way down, Sarah and I took the ski lift.
This is from the Harbor in Hong Kong.  The water was so beautiful.
This is Victoria Peak.  It's very high up and you stand there and watch the sunset on the harbor. Talk about an amazing view! 
 Sarah sure liked it up there!
The beautiful sunset.
This is the view after the sunset.  All of the buildings turn their lights on.
The pictures don't even do this place justice.  It's one of those things you have to see to believe.  It really takes your breath away when you walk in and you see THOUSANDS of these Terracotta Warriors lined up.  Absolutely amazing.  SO glad we went to see it.
Jason and Andrew

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing those pictures again. That must have been an incredible experience