The Forbidden City is the largest palace complex is the world. It was home to the two last dynasties before The Chinese Republic. For 500 years when Emperors ruled China, no ordinary citizen was allowed to enter the city, with instant execution as punishment for attempting; hence the complex received its western name “The Forbidden City”. It is referred to as Palace Museum or Ancient Palace by the Chinese. The complex is divided into two parts: royal residence and ceremonial court. Continue reading “The Forbidden City “
From Beijing, Christopher, Meg, and Katie took a tour to see and hike the Great Wall of China. The sections we saw were Mutianyu and Jiankou. The wall was built over multiple millenia, to protect China from horse-riding invaders from the Mongolian steppe, including Huns and Mongolians. Continue reading “The Great Wall of China “
We made it to Beijing, China, and met up with one of our best friends, Katie! We have been here for a few days and have had some great adventures but we have been too busy exploring to write a post quite yet. They will come, we promise!
We traveled through Bangkok again, our last time in Thailand on this trip. We went to the sealife aquarium.
Here is our next check-in post! The answers will be from the last two months, since the last check-in post!
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We spent a wonderful afternoon on a luxury cruise around Ao Phang-Nga National Park. This park is known for its numerous limestone karsts in the Andaman Sea. Our tour started in the afternoon with some light food and boating into the national park. The views were stunning. It was a beautiful day and we even had a booth in the shade on the boat. It was perfect.
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is a new sanctuary in Phuket. It has only been open for tourist for a little over six months but it is the only true elephant sanctuary in Phuket. It is partnered with with Elephant Nature Park, the foundation that Christopher and Megan volunteered at for a week in Northern Thailand. Megan and Christopher were thrilled to read about this sanctuary and so excited to share their love for elephants with the family when they came. The day with the elephants did not disappoint either! Continue reading “Phuket Elephant Sanctuary “