Beijing (again)

Today we had the same start time as yesterday. Our camera memory cards and batteries were ready to go to Taianamen Square, the largest urban public square in the world. It is 100 acres in size and can hold 1,000,000 people at one time! After the student protests riots and subsequent student massacres, it’s name…

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Beijing, China & The Great Wall of China

For every passenger onboard, this is the highlight . . . Tianjin . . . the gateway to Beijing, formerly known as Peking. Ming and Quing Dynasty architecture, contrast sharply with ultra-modern 21st century housing and commercial buildings.  Over 800 guests elected to remain off-ship and took a 3-day/2-night excursion, which also included the Terra…

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Incheon (Seoul), South Korea

Incheon means “kind river”. The city’s growth and development of its port is due to its natural advantages as a coastal city and is considered part of the capital Seoul. In 2003, it was designated as Korea’s first Free Economic Zone, offering companies such as Samsung and Kia to heavily invest in this destination, tax…

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