Gone to China

Junior and I have gone to China to join wife & sis in Beijing. We’re attending the wedding of two old workmates of my wife, a Swedish lady and a Chinese gentleman who met while working as guides in Stockholm city hall. After the festivities we’re taking the train to the groom’s home town of Luoyang in Henan. I’m really looking forward to the trip: I’ve never seen Beijing, I’ve never been to Henan and I’ve never attended a Chinese wedding. Though my quite non-revolutionary mom did hoist the red banner when my wife and I got hitched…

I don’t know what kind of internet access I’ll have this time over in the People’s Republic, so blogging may be patchy up until 5 November. If nothing comes up here, then check my old site to which I may be able to post via e-mail from my handheld computer. And feel free to chat among yourselves in the comments section.

Comments

  1. #1 paddy
    October 24, 2007

    So…anybody seen Stardust? Should I go see it, do you think? Or does anybody else have something interesting to say..?

  2. #2 Magnus Reuterdahl
    October 25, 2007

    Hope you have a great time over there, I just love Beijing and Henan too, though the food is better in Beijing.

    I was in Louyang last spring, there are a lot of great sites in the near sourrondings like the Longmen grottoes and the Erlitou site and then there are some cool museums aswell, I wrote a little about it at http://yangshaoproject.wordpress.com/2007/04/02/ni-hao-fran-sanmenxia/ and http://yangshaoproject.wordpress.com/2007/03/31/louyang-stad-i-varlden/

    Both posts are in swedish

  3. #3 Martin R
    October 26, 2007

    Me & Tor watched Stardust lasy Saturday. Good fun, lots of big actors, should be worth the ticket money for anyone who likes The Princess Bride.

  4. #4 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    October 27, 2007

    How can this be? It is common knowledge that only Nixon could go to China.

  5. #5 Martin R
    October 29, 2007

    We visited the imperial summer palace today. There they boasted that a number of heads-of-state had paid a visit. Guess which two US presidents had been there. Nixon and Dubya…