Category: Food

Water Show in Xi’an 

Our last night in Xi’an we went to see a light and water show set to music in front of the Big Goose Pagoda. It is boasted as being the biggest water and light show is China. We were very impressed with the show and felt that it should be ranked with the shows in Las Vegas or Barcelona. The multicolored lights were very dense and there was a lot of movement of the water fountains themselves.

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Temple of Heaven and 2008 Olympic Stadium 

Temple of Heaven and 2008 Olympic Stadium 

Temple of Heaven was built in 1420, and 22 Emperors from Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven from this location. It was also used as a place for animal sacrifices, prayers for bumper harvest and prayers for favorable rains. Our first stop inside the large complex was The North Animal Sacrifice Pavilion. It was also built in 1420 and used to sacrifice animals before the Emperors would pray. It was believed that a sacrifice helped your prayers be heard and answered.

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Hong Kong and FAMILY ❤️

Hong Kong and FAMILY ❤️

We arrived in Hong Kong and made our way to the hotel on the subway. It was incredible to be in a large, somewhat westernized city! We easily managed the airport and subway. We were very excited to be meeting Megan’s parents and Claudine in Hong Kong! We arrived about 12 hours before they did and we took full advantage of the luxury hotel. We took naps, long hot showers and soaked in hot baths. The best part of the day was seeing our family’s faces when they arrived at the hotel! Continue reading “Hong Kong and FAMILY ❤️”

Cooking Indian Food with Nitin

Cooking Indian Food with Nitin

Our last day in India we took a cooking class from a local in Delhi, Nitin. We spent the majority of the afternoon (about 6 hours) with him in his home and had a wonderful time. When we chose this class it felt like the perfect combination for us: Megan would get to talk and interact in a small group with a local, and Christopher would get to cook and learn new foods; respectively, our favorite parts of India. We were right!

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