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Compassion for Migrant Children | Beijing

During our visit to Beijing, we also visited a CMC Community Center.  CMC – Compassion for Migrant Children – is a nonprofit organization that aims to help China’s urban migrant children.  Why and how do they help migrant kids?  You can read more here. The Community Center is located on the outskirts of the city […]

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i saw the sign | beijing edition

adding to my collection of interesting signage, here are some that i saw around beijing.  yes, i find amusement in expressions lost in translation, misspellings, and cute phrasing.  which is your favorite?

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a visit to the Great Wall

was simply majestic. a couple weeks ago, we took a family vacation to Beijing.  the trip was part of our goal to travel around China a little more this year, and it felt like quite an achievement to finally get ourselves beyond the greater Shanghai area.  the week was spent doing a good mix of […]

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5 rmb a pose please | hangzhou china photographer

Monday was a national holiday.  So we took this rare vacation day to take a daytrip to Hangzhou – a city famous for its natural beauty.  There is a Chinese saying that goes “上有天堂 下有苏杭“  Translated, it means that “Above there is Heaven, below there is Suzhou and Hangzhou” So we went and soaked up […]

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strawberry picking adventures | jiaxing china photographer

look what we got to do this weekend.  yum. we ventured out with some of hannah’s classmates to the surrounding countryside to go strawberry-picking.  me and hannah were both excited as we have never picked strawberries before and hannah *loves* strawberries.  and it was a chance to get to know her classmates a little more. […]

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