Posts Tagged With: vacation

Best of April 2012

Another group of the best of photos for the Month of April. Click through on any photo for more details and information. We had spring break and visited Thailand and was lucky enough to get in another three weekend visits to the Wall. The most special part was catching the Wall in full spring blossoms. … Continue reading »

Categories: By Mark, living in beijing, photography, travel, travel outside of China | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Ngapali Beach and Home

There is something about the ocean that attracts our modern souls; a respite for rest, relaxation and restoration.  Some aspect of the sun, the surf and the sand calms and soothes us; the quintessential paradise that we soak up.  Ngapali sits on a nice 2-3 mile beach of white sand on the Bay of Bengal.  … Continue reading »

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Beyond Yangon!

I hadn’t realized until the night before we left for Myanmar how traumatic it had been when I’d dislocated my elbow a little under a year ago in Guilin. I couldn’t sleep the night before and it wasn’t because I was excited. I tossed and turned all night, was sick to my stomach and I … Continue reading »

Categories: By Stacey, friends, travel, travel outside of China | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments

Inle Lake

Inle Lake is south east of Mandalay and is fairly high at 3000 feet above sea level. The lake is large, around 13 miles long with a surface area of around 45 square miles.  The lake is fairly shallow, around 7 feet and is long and narrow.  There aren’t really defined shores to the lake … Continue reading »

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The next morning our flight left Yangon at 6:05 am; another 4:15 am wakeup and another early morning flight. The weather outside was 60 and it was funny to see all the guys outside our hotel dressed in hats, gloves and coats while I walked around in my short sleeve shirt and thin hiking pants. … Continue reading »

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Chinese New Year In Myanmar

This is the first in a series of blogs about our trip to Myanmar (Burma) over Chinese New Year in January 2012. Our first interaction with Myamar began our trip back to the US in December for our daughters wedding. We landed in San Francisco and spent the night there before flying on to Salt … Continue reading »

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