Chinese Adventures

So I’ve wanted to start a photo log for the longest time, but never got around to it. Now that I’m back from vacation and have filled 3 SD cards (4g, 512mb, 128mb) with my compulsive photo taking, I’ve decided that this is a great time to begin (and hopefully continue).

I spent the last five weeks in various places of China, including Beijing, Chengde, Inner Mongolia, Shenyang, Dandong, and probably several other smaller cities whose names completely escape my mind. The trip was overall fantastic, despite my heatstroke and fever, despite being revolted at the popular hobby of hacking and spitting everywhere, despite the horror of hole-in-the-ground bathrooms, despite wanting to die every time I stepped foot outdoors and felt the evil, evil sun.

I’m not even close to being done with going through my pictures, so this entry should be continued later if I can motivate myself to finish.
In Chengde there was this mosquito ridden lake which I immediately regretted visiting after being eaten, but at least I got this:

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