After a painfully long flight home, a quick jaunt to the ER for intravenous rehydration, and a weekend of deep sleep, I'm back and settled in Seattle.
Despite getting sick, the trip to China was absolutely amazing. I've posted all the pictures on my flickr, and included a few of my favorites below for fun.
The pictures are mostly correctly geocoded, and I was looking forward to overlaying our path onto a map, perhaps using Popfly, but I noticed that neither Google Maps nor Live Search seem to have China coverage. Anyone know why not, and if there's a service that does (preferably with an API)?
Watching sports on Tokyo airport TV
How to ensure you'll never forget how to wash your sweatshirt
Smart way to keep the arrival area clear
7 Eleven is everywhere in China
One-way escalators... bad idea.
Me looking kinda like a monkey
MSN is everywhere in China
Probably the best view of any CPK in the world
I always wanted a wallet with an SD memory card holder!
Human-sized PSP in a Hong Kong mall
China entrance form. People living with HIV/AIDS are not allowed.
Take a picture, send a postcard! All from your phone!
Didn't think I'd see a hybrid car in China
Shepherd looking at available phone numbers. More lucky numbers == more $$$.
Everyone loves cards in China. Every store has a club card. A problem in dire need of a technological solution.
New Audi Q7. Lots of expensive cars in China -- Porsche, Lexus, Audi, BMW, ...
Good citizens kill bugs.
Capitalism is alive and well
All scaffolding in China is bamboo. Very cool sight.
Brand newly sprawling Chinese suburbia
Tom & Jerry cartoons from the 80s on the airplane!
Beautiful Lijiang lanterns
More beautiful Lijiang
Farmers put their wheat on the road so cars going by will crush it for them
Beautiful Lijiang water and sky
Coolest bank storefront I've seen
Picking out our vegetables, fish, and meat for lunch (the latter 2 of which were still hanging out alive by the entrance)
Advertising on the baggage claim. Smart.
Grandma old computer
All foreigners staying in Beijing must report to the local police
Grandma old computer runs pirated Windows :(
Cute kitty with her 5 newborn babies!!
Found a Sizzler when my stomach couldn't take Chinese food any longer. In the menu, they define "Western" and "Grill", sort-of how we do the same for concepts from distant, foreign lands
Rooftops in the Summer Palace
Magnum bar with a Windows Live Spaces promotion!
Don't do... well, anything really.
The ridiculous Starbucks that opened in the middle of the Forbidden City.
My receipt from the ridiculous StarbucksCoffee Forbidden Store