Monday, July 14, 2008


We took a bullet train to Nanjing. It wasn’t a scary train (we will talk about those later). The train station is super hectic and chaotic.

Nanjing use to be the capital of China until the early part of the 20th century. There wasn’t very much English and it wasn’t a city that many Westerners travel to. We took a bus to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum. The Chinese people believe the higher your coffin is, the closer to heaven you will be and look good for the Gods. So most of the Mausoleums were on top of hills and mountains facing south.


  1. Ryan and I on the train. A few of our tour group members are behind us.
  2. Our Group in front of the entrance of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum. 5 of us are from the USA. 4 are from Australia. 1 from England, 1 from South Africa (living in London) and 1 from New Zealand.
  3. Ryan climbing the million stairs to the Mausoleum.
  4. View of Nanjing from the Mausoleum.
  5. A view from a cafe

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