Get your battle on!

Today’s the day – I’m SO excited! We’re going to see the Terra Cotta Warrior Army!!! I’ve read about this site, seen the pictures, and now get to see it in person. Our driver takes us East of Xi’an about 45 minutes. As you get closer, there are lots of places selling tourist items, including…

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Work and Travel

It’s Monday morning and Mike is off to Beijing University of Chemical Technology to meet with their faculty in polymer sciences and Stephen Cheng, Dean of Polymer Sciences from University of Akron. After the meetings there was a splendid banquet with the President of BUCT and some of the faculty. After the banquet we were…

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Son of Heaven

Our first stop this morning was Tiananmen Square. It will hold a million people for an event; it is a massive open space with Mao’s tomb located at the south end, 2 massive government buildings on the east and west side and is separated by a street to the Forbidden City.  Again, as yesterday, there…

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Peking Duck!

Wow – another wonderful day exploring new places, cultures and foods! Our host, Dr. Stephen Cheng from the University of Akron, met us with 2 local students to have an adventure. First on our list today was the Great Wall of China. At one point the wall extended over 6,200 miles! There are remnants today…

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Beijing!

The rest of our time in Hong Kong was excellent. I visited the Hong Kong Mary Kay Headquarters and met a few directors. The biggest difference in the Mary Kay line in Asia is the skin bleaching products. In America, so many people work hard to tan and darken their skin tone. Over here, the…

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Tidbits

Good morning! Last night I foolishly forgot to share parts of our day! First, the Wet Markets! Hong Kong doesn’t have a big city smell – maybe the Harbor breezes help keep it clean. However, when you are close to a Wet Market, you can smell it! It’s the fish stalls. There are bins of…

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Hong Kong Rocks It!

What a day! We drove Andy to work and Mike, Lynne and I left on foot to catch the tram to the top of Victoria Peak – the best view in town! You could see all of Victoria Harbor, Kowloon and the Central Business District. Amazing – the styles of architecture, how tightly packed the…

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Amazing Hong Kong

It’s a 12 hour shift in time zones from Akron, OH to here. Part of me thinks it’s dinner time, but am really ready for breakfast! We’re staying in our cousins’ home which is an apartment on the 7th floor overlooking Repulse Bay on the south side of Hong Kong Island. The water seems endless…

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Best Way To Travel

Well! We paid for the upgrade to business class for the 15 hour flight! It is certainly an excellent way to travel! Mike and I each have our own recliner seat with a TV. There are some excellent movies available. The flight attendant keeps offering beverages and newspapers and other amenities. Upon arriving in the…

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Sunny skies ahead

We are at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. It’s 44 degrees, rainy & feels like mid-November! Hong Kong is 12 hours ahead of Akron – so it’s Monday night already! Weather.com shows temperatures in the 80s – and it’s very humid there. It will feel like Beaumont, TX again! Hopefully when we return in 3 weeks…

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