On travelling to China: I figure we outta meet the new bosses ...
... After all, the Chinese own all of our debt, buy some of our goods and make a whole lot more of ours.
We're going to be seeing more of them, if you know what I mean.
In March 2011, I took a nine-day jaunt through China with my wife, one of her Beaufort High School co-workers and a gaggle of students. In addition to landmarks, we breathed indescribable smog, witnessed public urination and chewed knots of gristle the Chinese called beef (it was a loose translation.) I’m going to tell you about every harrowing, wonderful, mystifying detail.
We saw: Airplanes, our first look at Beijing
We saw: Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Peking Duck
We saw: Great Wall, rickshaw ride, Beijing hutong
We saw: Beijing school, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
We saw: Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi Museum
We saw: World Financial Center, downtown Shanghai
We saw: Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Chinatown
We saw: Airports ... and too much of the Shanghai tarmac