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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #30 – Unexpected

Anne-Christine asks us to show how we interpret “Unexpected.”

My trip to Hong Kong and Japan was filled with unexpected experiences. Even though I grew up in Hong Kong, nothing is the same as the place I left it years ago. During our nine-day stay, we were accompanied by family members to go places. I found all these places new to me except remembering some of the street names.

I only include some photos of a few places we visited..

Kowloon Park is the largest park in Hong Kong. I couldn’t believe seeing flamingos there.

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We found a huge indoor playground for Autumn to run around.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Blending in or Standing out

Anne-Christine has a great theme for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Blending in or Standing out.

We went to China for a eight-member family vacation. We had our private van with a private driver. The itinerary included Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Hong Kong. The first city tour was Beijing. Great Wall is surely standing out with the length of 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers). It can be seen from outer space and the moon.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – A Face in the Crowd

Our family vacation to China and Hong Kong was a memorable trip. When I first made plan for the trip, we had ten people on the list. The travel agency was able to book a private tour with a van and our own driver. Our itinerary included Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Hong Kong. We flew from Los Angeles, U.S. to Beijing, China to start our tour. The travel agency made arrangement for the connecting flights and had local guide/driver pick us up from each city. Several weeks before the trip, three family members were not able to make it. With only seven of us, we thought the travel agency would put us in a large group. It was fortunate that we still could have our private tour.

During this trip, we saw faces everywhere. In this post I only include a few photos of Beijing and two photos of Hong Kong. At the Beijing airport, we were a small crowd with seven of us and a few people around. I love to take scenery photos, but in popular vacation places, it’s hard to take photos without including a crowd.

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In fact, Will, my son-in-law’s mom Kathy had never seen a big crowd such as the one she saw in Hong Kong, and she gave us a surprised look! The night life is full of energy in this city!

Weekly Photo Challenge – A Face in the Crowd

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner – Historial Sites, China

Our family vacation trip to China includes Beijing, Xi’an, and Guilin. We visited many historical sites. The structures of those sites were well preserved. Every corner we turned was a perfect angle for photo. It was a delightful family trip!

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Summer Palace, Beijing

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Summer Palace, Beijing

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Tiananmen Square, Beijing

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Terra Cotta Warriors, Xi’an

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Li River, Gulin

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Land, Parasailing

My husband, my daughter, son-in-law, and I took a trip to Bangkok for three days. One of the activities the boys wanted to do was parasailing. We bought the tickets for just the two of them. My daughter and I were spectators.

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The parasailing staff fitted them with special parasail harness, and hooked up to the parasail. They then walked to the edge of the flight deck and be hooked on to the Jet Boat. As soon as they were ready, the Jet Boat took off used the hydraulic winch system, and they were launched gently into the air. They could fly up to 500 feet. When time was up, the Jet Boat retrieved them and went toward the flight deck. As the Jet Boat turned away, they should land on the flight deck, and the staffs would catch them to a safe landing. They could choose to land in the water and swim to the check. My husband didn’t choose to land in the water. Somehow he ended up in the water. He is a good swimmer and diver, so he didn’t mind.  They had lots of fun and excitement doing the parasailing!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Land

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge -Great Wall

These are several photos from our trip to China. We went to Beijing to visit the Great Wall. The tour guide took us to one entrance where we could have options of going on the steep section or flatter section. My daughter and her husband went to the steep section where they had to climb. My husband, his sister and her husband, my son-in-law’s mom and I took the flatter section. Well, there were some steps also, but at least didn’t have to climb.

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge January 4, 2017

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