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David Ernst

  • Posted Welcome to the Treks Transform Blog to Treks Transform
    Welcome everyone....
  • Posted Day 2 to Treks Explore
    Day 2, originally uploaded by davidernst....
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  • Posted Treks 2011 Group to Treks Explore
    Treks 2011 Group, originally uploaded by davidernst....
  • Posted Susan Rose to Treks Explore
    Susan Rose, originally uploaded by davidernst. Susan Rose presenting her DHH Explore Trek project from 2010. Thanks Sue!...
  • Posted Last day to China Trip 2011
    Last day a photo by davidernst on Flickr.Last day! Shortly after waking up, we were off to the Xi'an city wall. When we got there, we saw that it was an extremely well built, and huge, wall. There, we took...
  • Posted Dance to China Trip 2011
    Dance a photo by davidernst on Flickr.We saw a Chinese cultural dance performance tonight. I think everyone really loved it. I know I did....
  • Posted Dinner to China Trip 2011
    Dinner a photo by davidernst on Flickr.We had a dumpling feast tonight. The dumplings were shaped like the filling. For example, fish, pork (needs some imagination), and duck. There were many, many others....
  • Posted Warriors to China Trip 2011
    Warriors a photo by davidernst on Flickr.Here they are. Thousands of them. And they're all unique....
  • Posted Terracotta Warriors to China Trip 2011
    Terracotta Warriors a photo by davidernst on Flickr.We traveled to our final city, Xi'an, home of the terracotta warriors. This is one of the farmers who discovered the warriors while he was digging a well in the 1970's. He was...
  • Posted River town to China Trip 2011
    River town a photo by davidernst on Flickr.We visited this ancient river town. Beautiful. We took a boat trip down the canals and walked along the narrow streets....
  • Posted Skyline to China Trip 2011
    Skyline a photo by davidernst on Flickr.We took a river cruise to see Shanghai's skyline at night....
  • Posted Eating to China Trip 2011
    Eating a photo by davidernst on Flickr.I'm pretty sure I've gained 5 pounds. These are the remains left after a typical meal....
  • Posted Silk manufacturing to China Trip 2011
    Silk manufacturing a photo by davidernst on Flickr.We saw how silk is produced. Fascinatingly simple process. Basically, they just unravel the silkworm cocoons. You can't see the silk thread here (too thin), but you can see the cocoons in the...
  • Posted Joy to China Trip 2011
    Joy a photo by davidernst on Flickr.This is Joy. She is our guide and is with us where ever we go. She is very pleasant, funny, and we are all grateful that she is part of the group. She holds...
  • Posted He who lives in a glass house to China Trip 2011
    He who lives in a glass house a photo by davidernst on Flickr.The observation deck has a glass floor....
  • Posted Shanghai to China Trip 2011
    Shanghai a photo by davidernst on Flickr.Another view of Shanghai from the tower....
  • Posted Rule #1 to China Trip 2011
    Rule #1 a photo by davidernst on Flickr.Notice in rule 1: "and". You need to be all three to be restricted....
  • Posted Smog to China Trip 2011
    Smog a photo by davidernst on Flickr.That's the second tallest structure in the world, seen from the third....
  • Posted Oriental Pearl Tower to China Trip 2011
    Oriental Pearl Tower a photo by davidernst on Flickr.Third tallest structure in the world. We're going up......
  • Posted Shanghai! to China Trip 2011
    Shanghai! a photo by davidernst on Flickr.We flew from Beijing to Shanghai, China's largest city. It's also the commercial hub. It feels like New York City. Most people here live in apartments like these. We've been amazed that we can...
  • Posted Summer Palace to China Trip 2011
    Summer Palace a photo by davidernst on Flickr.The Central High School group at the Summer Palace outside of Beijing....
  • Posted Great wall to China Trip 2011
    Great wall a photo by davidernst on Flickr.Yesterday was definitely a tourist day. We stopped to take some quick photos at the olympic area, like the bird's nest and the water cube. Then, we were off to the jade factory,...
  • Posted The Emperor and Empress to China Trip 2011
    The Emperor and Empress a photo by davidernst on Flickr....
  • Posted Up to China Trip 2011
    Up a photo by davidernst on Flickr....
  • Posted More wall to China Trip 2011
    More wall a photo by davidernst on Flickr....
  • Posted Aptly named to China Trip 2011
    Aptly named a photo by davidernst on Flickr.The Great Wall was pretty great. Built in the 15th century, it's massive and unbelievable that people built it so long ago. We spent a few hours hiking it, including a steep climb...
  • Posted Jade to China Trip 2011
    Jade a photo by davidernst on Flickr.Saw some crafts-people today. We stopped at a jade factory and also a place that makes enamel-covered copper vases, pots, etc. Tourist traps really, but interesting all the same. It was explained by our...
  • Posted People here are friendly to China Trip 2011
    People here are friendly a photo by davidernst on Flickr.Especially on the signs....
  • Posted Olympic Stadium to China Trip 2011
    Olympic Stadium a photo by davidernst on Flickr.We started this morning with a quick stop by the 2008 Olympic "bird's nest" stadium. Beautiful building. It would have been nice to get closer, but the whole Olympic complex was sealed off...
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