Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum

Meg with her Bingtanghulu.  Her FAVORITE TREAT in China!

A wishing tree with hangbao.

(We saw a beautiful wishing tree at Fuzimiao that we’ll take photos of in the next couple of days.)

Beautiful Nanjing.  (Mugugong)

Lunch.  This corn looked and smelled yummy, but it tasted bland and tough.

This chicken, however, was delicious.

We came back for more!

I’m trying out my new wide angle lens, and I am discovering that I’m still in love with my zoom!  ;o(

However, this lens allows me to show the sheer scope of everything here in China…

Big. Big. Big.

Lots and lots of stairs!  It is a good thing I got in better shape hiking the stairs to our apartment in Mongolia!

Even the older adults do the “peace sign” for photos!

We made it to the top! (Peace sign from Meg!)

The girls weren’t tired, they were just waiting for us because they raced to the top.

These folks were in line to see the inside of the Mausoleum.

They stepped out of line to watch the foreign family. (Us.)

Staring is not considered rude in China.

In fact, they carry on entire conversations about us, right in front of us.

They also take photos of us.

Some do it discreetly, others, not so much.

Of course, I  am taking photos of them too… so I’m not so different! ;o)

(I usually ask if I want to take a photo close up!)

I love these trees!

I love the people here in China, esp. the children.

I am making a conscious effort to get more photos of their faces!

This little boy is enjoying a strawberry tanghulu.

This photo looks pretty random, but check out what is in his mouth…

as he stirs a package of noodles for a customer.


I’d love to see this view on a clear day!

We are seeing twins EVERYWHERE!

This was the 2nd set of three that I saw yesterday.

I saw two sets today.

I’m betting that the wealthy are using fertility drugs to get around the 1 child policy.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has insight into that!  (Comment below!)

I don’t know how they hang on to these kids when they are so bundled up!

This is a path to no-where, but the trees and angles were pretty cool.

It was a beautiful day in Nanjing and so the park was crowded.

We were surprised to see so many tour groups, all Chinese of course.

This little girls was just adorable!  The photo (above) isn’t my best shot of the day, but I had to post it because I loved the expression!

We stopped to play with her for a while and she was SO PRECIOUS!

She shared her bubbles with our girls without prompting from her parents and would pucker up her lips and show them how to blow.

Then, she would chase the bubbles down the path, giggling the entire way!

She was sad to see my girls go.

We’ve learned how to pose like the Chinese, apparently.


This family stopped to talk to us.

They wanted the little girl (oldest) to practice her english with us.

The baby is a boy.

We are also seeing more two child families than we ever have before!

New rules:

If both parents are single children, then they can have 2.

If both parents have a PhD, then they can have 2.

(Or, maybe you just find OTC fertility drugs?  ;o)

This man sold us our first cotton candy for Y10.

We couldn’t take it on the subway, so we hung around for a little while and found out he was selling to locals for Y5.

Our second cotton candy was Y5.

Of course, we also had to answer all the “questions” about why the girls don’t speak Chinese, etc.

This painting was hanging in the hotel lobby where we had gone to the International Clinic.

Click on it and view the larger version and see if you can see who I can see.  ;o)

Look closely, and when you find him, know that we are seeing more of him than ever before in China!

2 Responses

  1. Ginger says:

    You are having grand adventures. All the people especially, cute children—it must be so interesting. I see what you mean–man, many greats there including the greatest.

  2. Verena B says:

    Yes, as tired as I get of the smoking here, I get really bugged at the food vendors that smoke.

    We saw lots of tour groups the day we took my in-laws to the Bund too.

    Also, I was just thinking the other day about how many families I see with more than one child. Almost all of our kids that we teach English to have a sibling.