PAGE 1 covers the Alaska portion of the trip.

PAGE 2 is the trip across the Bering Sea from Whittier to Beijing.

THIS PAGE is our post cruise tour of China

Greeted by a panda!!
It's a long trip from the port to Beijing--about 2.5 hours--and traffic is challenging.  Once we disembarked and settled into our hotel, we were off to see the sights of old Beijing in a "modern" rickshaw/pedicab. We visited the Ming Tombs where this statue of the Emperor presides.
Tianamem Square is vast as is so much in China.  Even on a dreary overcast (read SMOG) morning, it is full of locals and tourists.   Across the street from Tianamen Square is the equally large Forbidden Village where many of the Chinese Emperors lived with their retinues.  Resting places are few and far between in the parts of China we visited and distances great.  Be ready to walk--and walk, and walk!
The Great Wall experience is everything you've heard and then some.  Badaling was the first part of the Wall to open to tourists and is the most visited.  Even with a cable car ride, the climb is exhausting but the results are worth it. Then we flew to Xian to see the famous excavation of the terra cotta warriors.
This workshop uses the original methods to produce reproduction warriors. The gift shop had this wonderful display of dragons. It seemed to be bidding us goodbye as the next day we boarded our flight back to the US.


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PAGE 1 covers the Alaska portion of the trip.

PAGE 2 is the trip across the Bering Sea from Whittier to Beijing.

THIS PAGE is our post cruise tour of China