• Rainy day in Shenyang's business district. Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province, is home to 6.8 million people and is the business center of northeast China.
  • Old and new are in close proximity in Shenyang.
  • Beautiful flower teas were the norm throughout China...
  • However Shenyang's restaurants took the task of hot water delivery for that tea to a whole new level.
  • Fred takes a stab at the tea pouring and, well, doesn't even hit the glass.
  • Shenyang is home to China's second Imperial Palce. On this day, it was virtually deserted.
  • Imperial Palace, Shenyang.
  • Imperial Palace, Shenyang.
  • McDonalds amongst the local shops in downtown Shenyang.
  • At the tombs of the Three Kings, outside Shenyang on the way to Ji'an.
  • At the tombs of the Three Kings.
  • Mmm, hot dogs!
  • Sarah and Bill enjoy a moment with the hot dog vendors.
  • And Fred just plain enjoys the hot dog.
  • Street vendor, along the road to Ji'an, sees us coming and grins.
  • Then proceeds to wheel and deal a bargain for Alberto and Sylvia.
  • Colorful fruit stall offerings.
  • A new friend on the way to Ji'an.
  • Fred makes friends in town.
  • Barbara also enchants the kids with her digital camera.
  • Sarah and the bus driver are amused by all the commotion.
  • A typical scene of devastation after a group has enjoyed a meal in a private dining room.
  • Sarah entertains the crowd.
  • Human lorry.
  • Echo gives Bill a hard time about something or other.
  • Buying (very) local, organic honey on the way to Ji'an.
  • A condom dispenser in the hallway of the Hotel Ji'an.
  • Flag parade in Ji'an at sunset time. It made me think of the Mass Games in North Korea, a mile away.
  • Schoolyard PE in Ji'an.
  • An introduction to Koguryo art and history in Ji'an.