We arrived in Beijing on April 1, 2000
at 7 p.m., then a 30 minute drive to the hotel.
The trip started (March 31, 2000) from Tucson via LAX to
Vancouver to Beijing (about 12 hour flight). Coming home was from from Hong Kong to
Vancouver to LAX to Tucson. Our total visit lasted 20 days.
All the digital pictures on the following web
pages were scanned from actual photographs I took on the trip.
This trip was taken years before I had a digital camera.
The menu on the left is the order in which we
visited each city.
Below is a map of our trip. The travel
from Beijing to Xi'an was by couch train.
Our guide told us some of the things that the
Chinese hoped to obtain with an improved economy: in the 1970s
it was a watch, sewing machine and a bicycle; in the 1980s it was a
washing machine, TV and refrigerator; in the 1990s it was a car,
computer and a house.
OAT trip member list.