China, Old and New

Last summer, my wife and I went back to China to visit family and to see a few places we hadn’t been to before.  Our trip itinerary was mostly played by ear.  However, by chance, we ended up following a theme as we traveled from the coast inland.  Though we hadn’t planned it, our trip followed a journey back through time from the 21st century to the reign of China’s first emperor. Upon arriving at Pudong airport in Shanghai, we definitely felt the twenty-first century.  We decided to take the maglev train into the city.  “Maglev” is short for “magnetic … Continue reading