The Three Sisters

Joe and I went climbing last Sunday. On the way there we passed a point of interest. ‘The Three Sisters’ are famous mountains in Banff. I am not sure but I think they are named after 3 pioneers who ran a bed and breakfast in this area back around the turn of the century. I … Read more

Tianammen Square

I went to Tianammen Square one night and then to the night markets. This square is where the large military parades take place. It is a huge, wide open area with the forbidden city (where China’s emporer used to live) on one side and Mao’s mausoleum (apparently Mao has been pickled against his wishes and … Read more

The Great Wall

Well, this had to be the highlight of my time in Beijing. It was a beautifully clear day which is rare in China this time of year. Part of the experience was the ride there. We played tag with another taxi the whole way while pumping Chinese / English disco music. A trip that was … Read more

Gangwashi Church, Beijing

I went to the Gangwashi Church this Sunday AM. I had heard that both President Bush and Condeleeza Rice had visited the church on their visits to China. Gangwashi is part of the ‘Three Self Patriotic Movement’ in China, a state sanctioned Protestant denomination. The state dictates who preaches and what they say. My experience … Read more