Category Archives: China

Weird adventure … From Beijing to Shanghai, and the people we’ve met around here

Shanghai – First Night (you’ll be reading this post backwards in time, most recent – and weird – first) Oct. 22, 2010 – Friday I start the day feeling like a Mac truck has hit me. Amy and I sleep … Continue reading

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Beijing and Other Info …

We met Kyle and Julia on the Great Wall tour.  Before they took off from Beijing, this is what they wrote: “We went down to the Olympic park today (birds nest) which was quite impressive. They have actually turned the … Continue reading

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Hostels – Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong – alas, not in Xian

While checking out hostels in China, it’s a hoot to read what the owners have written and translated about their own places!  Lonely Planet is my resource so far, and it’s been rather entertaining, as well as useful. The Beijing … Continue reading

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While shopping for hostels in Peking / Beijing …

We have less than one week left in Japan – only less than five more days in Osaka!  How sad.  I rather like Osaka better than I thought I would.  Maybe it’s the ferris wheel?  LOL…  Or maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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A week behind … on postings

The kids and I have worked out a schedule where I get to “TOUCH” the computer twice a week whether I’m ready or not, so I can keep up with the blog.  I felt they were online, skype, or youtubing … Continue reading

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The Apple iPhone myth & Japan Tech

OK, so I “unlocked” my iPhone in the States just so I could insert a local foreign SIM and have it running the local calls for me, and without the roaming charges if I kept my AT&T data account.  Well, … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I like how the blogs on WordPress begin – with this post title… so appropo. Introducing … The Glassblowing Travelers … who are preparing for their journey to several adventures unknown ahead! You have been selected via email to receive … Continue reading

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