Tuesday, June 28, 2011

So Much Beauty

Rachel is from the Shanxi Province in China. The name Shanxi literally means "Mountain's West", which refers to the province's location west of the Taihang Mountains. Shanxi is surrounded by mountains. East of Shanxi is the Yellow River. The scenery I have seen in pictures is absolutely beautiful and will take your breath away. I can't wait to see it.

The capital of Shanxi is Taiyuan City, Rachel's birth city. Taiyuan is the largest city in Northeastern China. It has a population of 4.3 million. Its name means "Great Plains". It is an ancient city having been formed in 859 B.C. It is one of the biggest stainless steel producers in the world. It is also one of the top 20 most polluted cities in the world. This could explain why Rachel has allergy symptoms.

It will be so exciting to take my own pictures to share on this blog in the near future!


  1. Ok we need to take our heritage tour with you in the future. Anhui has nothing to see except the Yellow mtns. Once you see one mtn you've seen them all so I want to go to China with you and see the sites!

  2. I can't wait! This will be the trip of a lifetime...seeing China and bringing Rachel home!