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Tiananmen Square: Photo Gallery
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Tiananmen Square: Photo Gallery

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The Forbidden City: Photo Gallery
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The Forbidden City: Photo Gallery

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Flying Kites in China: Photo Gallery
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Flying Kites in China: Photo Gallery

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Denver International Airport: On the Way to India
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Denver International Airport: On the Way to India

Lydian and I try out our new video camera gadgets as we sit and wait for our flight at Denver International Airport at 6:24 AM. We're on our way to India. ...
Chennai Tourism: India Traffic through a Fish-Eye Lens
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Chennai Tourism: India Traffic through a Fish-Eye Lens

The traffic in India is some of the most chaotic in the world. It's so crazy that it's hard to even describe it or show it on video. In this clip, we try to capture a better portrayal of how it feels to ride on the roads in the India using a fish-eye lens.Related Posts: Driving in India for Westerners -- By Jennifer Shipp Chennai Tourism: View of India Traffic from the Front of the Bus ...
Chennai Tourism: Early Morning in the City
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Chennai Tourism: Early Morning in the City

Traveling from the U.S. to India or any other destination on the other side of the planet always gives us extreme jet lag for 3 to 5 days. Now that we've traveled enough to know better, we try to stay in and take it easy for the first 3 to 5 days of our trip. In this video, John was AWAKE at 3:00 AM so he took a video of the sounds in Chennai, India. ...
India Tourism: A Soap Opera Before Bed in Chennai
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India Tourism: A Soap Opera Before Bed in Chennai

It can be tempting to turn on something familiar when we travel, but the offerings on TV are often pretty illuminating in terms of the culture. Soap operas even have some slight variations from culture-to-culture, though they're always kind of gushy, all across the world. This video shows a quick clip of an Indian soap opera that we watched during dinner in Chennai, India. ...
Chennai Tourism: Little Girls Learning Traditional Dance
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Chennai Tourism: Little Girls Learning Traditional Dance

There were all kinds of classes that took place in the parking lot under our building in Chennai, India. In this video, three little girls work diligently on a traditional Indian dance in their barefeet in a parking spot. It's thought-provoking to see people use the space they've been given to do amazing things. ...
Chennai Food: John Talks about the Garlic
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Chennai Food: John Talks about the Garlic

It always amazes us how different the food is when we travel. U.S. mangos are not even similar to the mangos in Nepal, for example. They look the same, but they taste completely different. In this video, John talks about the way the garlic smells and tastes there. ...
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Yuan Ming Yuan (Old Summer Palace) in Beijing, China: Photo Gallery
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Yuan Ming Yuan (Old Summer Palace) in Beijing, China: Photo Gallery

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The Summer Palace, Beijing, China: Photo Gallery
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The Summer Palace, Beijing, China: Photo Gallery



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Places to Visit in Beijing: Yuan Ming Yuan Park (Old Summer Palace)
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Yuan Ming Yuan Park (Old Summer Palace)

Yuan Ming Yuan Park was full of twists and turns. We were looking for some ruins, but it took all day to find them. The complex was fenced off in strange places and signage was non-existent or confusing. We learned from our experiences at Yuan Ming to keep our sense of humor at the Beijing tourist attractions. Most of them weren't clearly marked or easy to navigate.Related Posts:Places to Visit in ...
Beijing Tourism: More Jetlagged Conversations from Airport to Yongdingmen Hotel
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Beijing Tourism: More Jetlagged Conversations from Airport to Yongdingmen Hotel

"Renny", our driver, was fluent in English, but despite that, I'm sure he couldn't understand everything we tried to say. We'd been awake for a very long time (over 24 hours) by the time he picked us up at the aiport to take us to the Yongdingmen Hotel.Related Posts:Beijing Tourism: Jetlagged Conversations from Airport to Yongdingmen Hotel (video)

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Places to Visit in Beijing: On the Way to Tiananmen Square
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Places to Visit in Beijing: On the Way to Tiananmen Square

On our first try, the day after arriving in Beijing, we attempted to find Tiananmen Square, but failed. It wasn't as clearly marked as we thought it would be. And we were really tired. In this video, we walk along Wangfujing Street on our way to Tiananmen.Related Posts:Things to Do in Beijing: Monkey Dance on Wangfujing Street (video) ...
Things to Do in Beijing: Kites and Tai Chi
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Things to Do in Beijing: Kites and Tai Chi

Beijing is the perfect kite-flying destination, but it's also a great place to do some Tai Chi. There are tons of groups all over the city that get together each morning to do different Tai Chi forms.Related Posts:Flying Kites in China: Photo GalleryThings to Do in Beijing: Kites and Tai Chi (video)Things to Do in Beijing: Flying Kites and Other Fun Stuff (video)Things to Do in Beijing: ...
Things to Do in Beijing: Bartering with Touts Outside the Temple of Heaven
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Things to Do in Beijing: Bartering with Touts Outside the Temple of Heaven

The touts showed up almost immediately when we arrived at the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan). They came bearing books, which was tempting. ...
Things to Do in Beijing: People-Watching Outside the Forbidden City
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Things to Do in Beijing: People-Watching Outside the Forbidden City

In this video, a man does some kind of "exercise" outside the Forbidden City. Everyone in Beijing spends their free time outdoors doing something. We had been walking around the outside walls of the Forbidden City for quite a while looking for the entrance and we saw all kinds of people doing all kinds of things.Related Posts:

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Places to Visit in Beijing: The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace in Beijing was different than we'd expected it to be. A lot of the temples looked the same or similar to each other with wide open spaces of nothing but pavement between buildings, but the Summer Palace was much prettier with  nice views and decorations that were different from what we'd seen at the temples.Related Posts:The Summer Palace, Beijing, China: Photo Gallery
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Places to Visit in Beijing: The Summer Palace Labyrinth Near Yuan Ming Yuan
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Places to Visit in Beijing: The Summer Palace Labyrinth Near Yuan Ming Yuan

This labyrinth near the Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan) would have bee much more challenging to navigate if the walls had been a little higher. But we weren't in the mood to be lost anymore that day anyway. Just finding our way around inside the Yuan Ming Yuan complex was challenging enough for us.Related Posts:Places to Visit in Beijing: Yuan Ming Yuan Park (Old Summer Palace) (video)Yuan ...
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