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Changsha’s Seaworld

Next door to Changsha’s Window of the World, which we visited before, is Seaworld, a 100 acre aquarium and fun park. On the day we visited, hundreds of local elementary school kids were on hand to greet us – in English no less. Seaworld is…


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Window of the World

Today we visit Window of the World, a theme park in Changsha. Window of the World is located next door to Hunan TV, a major broadcaster in Hunan province. The park is located on the banks of the Liuyang River, in the northeast suburbs of…


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Exploring Yuelu Mountain

Our good friend, Luo Qiu Ping has once again volunteered to drive us up to Yuelu Mountain, overlooking Changsha. Our first stop is Wan JingYuan a miniature plant and Bonsai park. The park was built in 1985 and features about 6600 square meters of potted…


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Changsha Zoo

Today we visit the Changsha zoo, in the heart of Changsha. In addition to one of the most diverse collections of animals in Hunan province, the Changsha zoo has a great collection of birds. The zoo also specializes in breeding animals from outside China, both…


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All Things Mao

Our good friend, Luo Qiu Ping has volunteered to drive us to Shaoshan,the former residence of Chairman Mao. It’s a long drive, about 104 kilometers from Changsha. Along the way, we are entertained by the interesting road signs warning drivers not to drink or not…


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Our Journey to China Begins

June 5, 2011 We return to China after three years to take my wife’s parents to Changsha, their home town in Hunan province on the mainland, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We take off from SeaTac airport, on our way to Beijing for the…


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China Through My Lens

My first visit to China surpassed all of my expectations. I expected a China that most westerners have been taught to think of when they think of China – namely a poorly developed socialist country where people work for the common good and they all…