Shanghai Wrap-Up: The Side Trips!
Though most of our journey to China took place in spectacular Shanghai, we decided since it was Sky’s 16th birthday to splurge a bit on a couple of brief side-trips.
First to the enchanting Hangzhou with our great hosts Mikey and Alyssa and new friends David and Kim, where, thanks to some light rain, we fulfilled every tourist photographer’s dream: To make China look as much like China as possible.
Then, of course, to stately Beijing, for the great triumvirate of all photo ops: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, and of course, The Great Wall of China (a ringed section thereof with some extremely steep and intimidating climbs).
Sky and I are home now. We arrived in Los Angeles about 40 minutes before we left Shanghai. Efficient.
In honor of Earth Day, the world just got a little smaller for my daughter and I—and much, much bigger all at once.
[Note: I've added many photos to these sets since Wednesday afternoon. Also finally adding some captions to these albums]