Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Me: A high floor if possible please Front desk clerk: Well sir, the hotel starts on the 53rd floor… so basically every floor is a high floor. Me: Oh… right! It’s a common request I make when I check in a hotel.  I figure, if I’m going to be...
The View from Shanghai’s Tallest Buildings

The View from Shanghai’s Tallest Buildings

You may recall when I started my series on China that I mentioned I was posting the trip in reverse, so this week we're moving to Shanghai, were my adventures there this year began.  Shanghai is an interesting city, and one that admittedly took me a couple of visits...
St Regis in Tianjin

St Regis in Tianjin

In last week’s post I mentioned that the city of Tianjin in China had a slew of really interesting bridge designs, as well as just general architecture of its buildings.  As you walk down the river that snakes through town, you seemingly pass between China, the...
Bridge Creativity in Tianjin

Bridge Creativity in Tianjin

Several weeks back I mentioned that Seoul was a city of bridges, and as it turns out, China has a city like this too (though it admittedly doesn’t have quite as many Seoul); Tianjin.  Known as the “Pearl of the Bohai” (referencing the Bohai Sea, the...
Where the Great Wall Meets the Sea

Where the Great Wall Meets the Sea

Okay, last picture of the Great Wall of China… for this year at least.  🙂  Last week I mentioned that its common for people to think that the Great Wall has a beginning and an end, when in fact, it has many beginnings and endings.  Last week’s Picture of...
The End of the Wall

The End of the Wall

Last week I was discussing the epic journey that my friend Teddy and I took over two days on the Great Wall in the Zhuizishan region of the Wall (as best we can tell, Zhuizishan encompasses several “sections” of the Wall, which are perhaps a bit hard to...