• A Koguryo tomb in Ji'an. The Koguryo Dynasty ruled the Korean Peninsula from the first through 7th Centuries A.D. Trivia tidbit: the earliest evidence of martial art form Tai Kwan Do is found at these tombs.
  • Bill and Dick clamber along the narrow walkway at the top of the tomb.
  • Debbie enjoys the view.
  • A separate Koguryo tomb says "Flinstones" to me.
  • Our Professor, Echo, Sarah, and the local Ji'an guide mug for the client-a-razzi.
  • Looking across the Yalu river at North Korea. Note the denuded hillsides the lack of any vehicular traffic, complete absence of electrical wires, and the population bathing along the river.
  • You can see the drastic change in maintenancewhere this railroad tressle crosses the Yalu river and, simultaneously, the border between North Korea and China. A passenger train crosses this trestle twice daily.
  • Michael straddles the Chinese/North Korean border. No visa required if you don't set both feet across the line!
  • The GeoEx crew on the Chinese/North Korean border.
  • Our Chinese military escort to the border.
  • Crazy speckled chinese tomatoes.
  • Wandering amongst the Koguryo tombs.
  • Indecypherable light switches in the Ji'an Hotel, clearly a design imported from the master electricians in India.
  • Making more friends at another roadside stop.
  • Fred and friends, roadside.
  • Roadside vendors enjoy our clueless attempts to say hi and buy fruit.
  • In Chanchung, a late-night pickup of food scraps, presumably headed for a hog farm.
  • The Manchukuo Palace in Chanchung.
  • The Manchukuo Palace in Chanchung.
  • Monster spider hanging out at the Manchukuo Palace.
  • At the Chanchung studios, a campy tourist trap, some old equipment is on display.
  • The old church in central Harbin. Sadly, it is surrounded on four sides by a modern Chinese city, the lone, faint hint about the city's Russian heritage. Harbin is known as a major winter destination when their ice scultures draw throngs of tourists from around the world.
  • Sylvia and Sarah ham it up to the delight of Harbiners.
  • Harbin child ponders his food options at a vibrant food stall.
  • The expansive and incredibly pleasant pedestrian mall running through Harbin.
  • Yes, that's Fred again. But look to the right side of the image to see the person folded in half.
  • Tango lessons along the Songhua River.
  • Military training for high schoolers, also along the Songhua.
  • Impressive statuary along the Songhua River.
  • Old-timers while the afternoon away with a solid game of... poker?