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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

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