In January and Febrary, 2012 we went around the world for a second time.

Our first stop was Beijing. I flew from there to Kunming, where my sister was living and had a wonderful time visiting the mountain village of Dali, the stone Forest outside of Kunming, and Kunming itself. While I was traveling I kept a blog, which was easier than doing web pages, so I'm going to link here to those bolg posts. It was quite cold in Beijing, so I didn't get that many pictures there, but Kunming was much warmer, so most of my China pictures are from that area.

Blog Posts:

Beijing
Dali day 1
Dali day 2
Stone Forest

From Beijing we flew to Osaka, where again it was cold, but I posted two entries on my blog from there.

Osaka[a mall, a shrine, a park, some streets]
Osaka Castle; city center

Next we stopped in India, where we stayed in Delhi for two weeks.  We visited many of the sites in Delhi and took a day trip to Agra.

Delhi [the Presidential palace, a Hindu temple exterior, a mall, our hotel]
Delhi [Four tourist sites]
Agra the Taj Mahal
Agra The Red Fort

Next on to Istanbul, where I did some walking around on my own.

Istanbul [The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, streets in the town center on a sunny day]
Istanbul[Beyoglu, Istiklal Street on a rainy day]
Istanbul [Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace]

We were on the European side of Istanbul, but my European page is really full, so those links are going to stay here. 

In September, 2010 we visited Kazakhstan.

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Ust-Kamenogorsk [Cathedral, river, parks, textiles in 2 museums]

In April, 2010 I visited my son who was spending some time in Taiwan. I walked around TaiPei on my own and went with Patrick to visit some sights arouns TaiPei, climbed a mountain and took a train to Taroko Gorge national Park on the Eastern Coast of the island.

Taiwan [Lin Family Home Museum, Danshui ,  Mount Qixing]
Taipei [Streets, station, monuments, museums, Taipei 101 building, Longshan Temple]
Taroko Gorge National Park, Taiwan

In 2009, We visited Ankara, Turkey and from there went to Beypazari, a village in the mountains.

Ankara, Turkey [METU campus, a lakeshore park, Ataturk Mausoleum, the Museum of Anatolian history and a restaurant/museum]
Beypazari [Mountain village, crafts and food for sale, countryside]

In 2008, we made a quick visit to South Korea.

Seoul [Old Royal Palace museum, a temple, narrow shopping streets, a restaurant, a folk museum]
Chuncheon [a park on a lake, temple, market streets, dinner in a restaurant]
Seoul [The modern city, a park, an apartment high above the city]

In 2007  we visited Osaka:

Osaka 1 [The city, Expo park, Namba Parks shopping center]
Osaka 2  [City, Senri Chuo, a temple garden, a mall, Mino park and waterfall]
Kyoto [Nijo castle, Peace Shrine (Heian Jingu), Kiyomizu temple]
Hina Matsuri dolls


  In 2006 we went around the world for the first time. We stopped in the following places:

These pages link to each other at the bottom of the page, so you can follow our trip in order if you like, by clicking those links.

Beijing, China
Shanghai, China
Kuala Lumpur
Quetta, Pakistan
Dubai
   This trip finished up in Italy, where we visited Florence, Pisa and Rome before heading home again.  Those pages are linked on the Europe page, but also at the bottom of the around the world pages.

In 2004 we were in Japan, where Jim visited a university in Tokyo and I went to visit my cousin who was then living on Shikoku Island.

Tokyo
Shikoku Island [Kamojima, a nursery school, a boat trip on the Yoshino River, crossing the very scary vine bridge over the Iya valley.]

Now that Ive finished this list, I realize 2004 was 12 years ago.  Ive been doing this for a long time! Those little girls on Shikoku, my cousins daughters are all grown up now!
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