Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Almost Over Our Jet Lag

John and Rachel under the "Scholar's Tree" (it seemed appropriate) in the Forbidden City.

Sorry for the delay in posting these photos. Although we're back home and the faster internet connection ostensibly makes it easier to log on, I've been taking a break from blogging for the past couple of days as I try to get over my horrible jet lag. Interestingly, John and I found ourselves on nearly opposite jet lag sleep schedules over the past few days. I have been waking up somewhere between 2am and 4am, after going to sleep around 10:30pm, while he has been going to sleep between 2am and 4am! In any event, it seems that we're both beginning to adjust to being daylight dwellers in North America again, so I present a final post about our last days in China!

Our friend Sandra was a wonderful host- she's working on creating a website called Savour Asia and we were fortunate enough to accompany her to many delicious Beijing restaurants in the name of web research! We also wrote an article on Mongolian cuisine for her website- check it out! One of the things we already miss about China is the delicious food, like the dish pictured below:

Here's a close-up of John and me on the Great Wall of China:

Here's John outside the Forbidden City, at what may be the most famous place to take a photograph in Beijing!

Here's a particularly quiet courtyard in the Forbidden City:

And here's John outside of Mao's Tomb in Tiananmen Square:

I guess that this blog will likely now morph back into a craft blog. I hope you've enjoyed following us on our travels. Please stop back occasionally to read about my crafting adventures as well!


Barbara said...

Great pictures! I want a copy of the picture of you two peeking through the Great Wall. It's really cute! Love, Barbara

Jules said...

I love these pictures! I thank you for sharing your mongolian adventure with us. I am glad that you were able to go! I so enjoyed your blog, before, during, and afterwards. I enjoy your blog, so much!