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    #91
    Back to trip-telling..

    Xi'an Day 2


    Li River Cruise


    Guilin Day1

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      #92
      Oh, and an added photo of the Moon Pagoda in Guilin. I'm sure I could edit it to make it neater, but I'm trying to get through this trip before the next one starts.....

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        #93
        ....wonderful photos of your river cruise. Even if the weather was not very adorable, but it gives a mystic mood...

        Most of the pictures i saw of China during the last years, were quite foggy. Is this typical for this region are caused by air pollution?
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          #94
          In Xi'an, yes... The pollution quite got to me. The city is in a valley and everything accumulates there...I had a horribly scratchy throat by the second day.

          Guilin, on the other hand, is simply lovely. No pollution as far as I could tell. The city is only about 800,000 (only!!) if I remember correctly. The weather wasn't rainy at all- overcast, but I guess it's the way the river carved the mountains...the clouds like to hang out there. Really lovely. Our Crystal escort told us he had been on the river cruise the year previous, and it had been sunny, and the trip wasn't nearly as beautiful then as ours was with the clouds.....

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            #95
            More pictures, more pictures......

            The Panda


            The Caves

            Guilin Lunch, Tea and Silk

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              #96
              Sounds of Firecrackers at the Tea Institute.....

              (bad video taken with my camera.....)
              Last edited by ehp; June 12th, 2009, 13:54. Reason: fix link

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                #97
                ...last link did not work on my computer.

                Interesting light show in the caverns. I am more used to the warm yellow light. Must remember to take some pictures when visiting next time one of the caverns on the "Schwäbische Alb" between Stuttgart and Ulm.
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  #98
                  Thanks Ralf--(of course, the one time I didn't check it!!) it should work now, and I hope everyone enjoys that very exciting 30 seconds or so.....

                  The caverns were interesting... if a bit colorful. I, too, am used to regular lighting. I think it was more "done" than most caverns.......felt less "underground".....

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                    #99
                    Thank you so very much E for taking us with you on your cruise...

                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Oh E, I just had time to have a quick peek, or so I thought, at the recent instalments of your trip, and got hooked for an hour. Hard to pick favourite things, but that river cruise was special for sure. Isn’t limestone wonderful !! (excuse typical seagull comment – too much trying to enthuse students on field trips in bad weather . . .). Talking of such weather, yes, some places have to be seen in what elsewhere might be termed “bad “ weather. (I released that on my second visit to Glencoe in Scotland; the first visit in “good” weather I’d wondered what all the fuss was about). I think the weather for your river trip was just perfect.
                      Uum. less keen on the cave lighting . . .Oh, walking through the gardens, that’s better, discovering all the little sculptures.
                      PANDA – photo 6 just makes me think she wants a BIG CUDDLE . . . but he’s asleep . . .

                      Glad you took photos of the food; one sometimes feels a bit silly doing this, at least in less exotic situations, but it’s nice to be reminded of the details.
                      And now I know more about tea and more about silk than I did before.

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                        Finally more photos!!!

                        Cruise Pics


                        Cruise Pics 2


                        I have a few more posts for extra photos...and a few to post here that are JUST FOR Y'ALL--including ships of all sorts..

                        And not a moment too soon, as I leave for Copenhagen in 17 days!!

                        Which reminds me...Ralf and everyone else. 4 days. Berlin. Suggestions????

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                          Thank you very much E... great images... and as you say, nothing can really prepare you for the first sight of Mount Fuji.... I would say, it's probably one of the most magnificent pieces of rock anywhere on the planet.

                          Sadly, I had no time to take a proper photograph of that rock when I sailed there... I have always blamed myself for not getting that particular photo, of all other places in the world, Mount Fuji is the one I missed taking a picture of.
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            well, then it shall go on our list of "things to do"!!!!!!!!!

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                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              ....nothing can really prepare you for the first sight of Mount Fuji.... I would say, it's probably one of the most magnificent pieces of rock anywhere on the planet.
                              Sadly, I had no time to take a proper photograph of that rock when I sailed there... I have always blamed myself for not getting that particular photo, of all other places in the world, Mount Fuji is the one I missed taking a picture of.
                              Well I was there and with camera at the ready at all times . . . but that photo of Mount Fuji was not for me either. The weather was not co-operating in capturing that classic view. I don’t actually mind that I missed it that much, for the rain-drenched gardens and temples of Kyoto were ample compensation . . .

                              And as for, quote, “probably one of the most magnificent pieces of rock anywhere on the planet”, well I have an idiosyncratic and deeply personal slant on that one, if you allow that small can be magnificent too!
                              It’s just a scruffy piece of rock you can hold in your hand, looking neither magnificent or in any way immediately significant. Just a loose bit of rock picked up from the bed of a stream near a village in southernmost Sweden (that’s where you get to across the Öresund bridge, and where Skånerost coffee blend is so popular – so now you see my train of thought following my last two posts on CV!)
                              It turned out to contain tiny fossils of a new species of trilobite – Ctenopyge ceciliae – which colleagues did me the huge honour of naming for me.

                              One of the star clusters I worked on at the start of my scientific career in astronomy happened to be about 500 million years old – so the light from those stars set out at just the time when my trilobite was alive in the sea that is now the land of southern Sweden!
                              There’s destiny for you! And magnificence!
                              Last edited by Seagull; June 22nd, 2009, 09:46. Reason: adding apologies for straying so far off topic!

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                                Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                                It’s just a scruffy piece of rock you can hold in your hand, looking neither magnificent or in any way immediately significant. Just a loose bit of rock picked up from the bed of a stream near a village in southernmost Sweden (that’s where you get to across the Öresund bridge, and where Skånerost coffee blend is so popular – so now you see my train of thought following my last two posts on CV!)
                                It turned out to contain tiny fossils of a new species of trilobite – Ctenopyge ceciliae – which colleagues did me the huge honour of naming for me.
                                For real? That is pretty ... umm... how should I say this the best way, ehhmmm... nice..
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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