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LIBR500 Foundations of Information Technology SLAIS, University of British Columbia. My Favorite Tours. Lei Zhu [email protected] January 2006. Let’s first have a quick look at the starting point of the tours…. Shanghai – Sweet Home . 6,200 square kilometers.

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LIBR500 Foundations of Information Technology

SLAIS, University of British Columbia

My Favorite Tours

Lei Zhu

[email protected]

January 2006



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Shanghai – Sweet Home tours…

6,200 square kilometers.

  • 25 million population

    • Canada 32 million?

    • China 1,300 million!

four distinct seasons

China’s financial center


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US$40 Luxury Tour (1990) tours…

Right after graduation from university, my best friend Weidong & I went on a long awaited tour without a second delay. In the next two weeks, we

  • traveled 5 provinces in China,

  • climbed 2 of China’s top 5 mountains (Huangshan & Lushan),

  • swam in the biggest artificial lake (Thousand Island), and

  • visited China's capital of porcelain (Jindezhen) and another historical city (Nanjing),

with an expenditure of


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US$40 Luxury Tour (1990) tours…

$40?

Sorry, wrong answer.

I came back with a

$5 surplus !

(1 US dollar = 8.5 CN Rmb in 1990)


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Hello, Uncle Sam! (1996) tours…

Golden Gate Bridge was amazing.

[email protected] was really fun.

View from Empire State Building wasincredible.

The roar of a Harley Davidson was deafening.

But what impressed most was actually…


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NYC Museum Mile (1996) tours…

Nine world-class museums are located along the Fifth Avenue in Manhattan!

Unfortunately, I only got time to visit four of them:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art(Click)

  • American Museum of Natural History(my favorite) (Click)

  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)(Click)

  • Guggenheim Museum(Click)

But I got compensated with…


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Grandest Party of the Century tours…(23:59:59 pm Dec 31, 1999)

Millennium Eve

Beers and Cheers

Ball Drop Countdown

Times Square, NYC

1.5 Million People

I WAS AMONG THEM!


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AdventureBus! (2000) tours…

What a killer trip!

  • an converted bus full of laughters

  • 13 tourists from around the world – Australia, China (that’s me), England, France, Israel, and U.S.

  • 14 exciting days touring great places

  • 14 campout nights under the stars around a bonfire


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AdventureBus! (2000) tours…

Breathtaking National Parks

Arches | Bryce Canyon | Grand Canyon | Grand Teton | Monument Valley | Yellowstone | Zion


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Jackson, Wyoming tours…

A drunken night at a bar of this cowboy town.

Las Vegas

Lavish hotels, casinos and shows.

A town (I forgot its name)

The great Hoover Dam stands there, on the border between Arizona and Nevada.

AdventureBus! (2000)

Fascinating Towns & Cities


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White tours… Water RaftingExhilarating thrill ride down the Snake River.

Midnight SpaSoaked in a secret hot spring somewhere near Yellowstone

AdventureBus! (2000)

And More…

AdventureBus! Experience of a lifetime.


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Dishes and Skiing, tours…S.Korea (2004)

Temples and beaches, Thailand (2001)

Last But Not Least


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Next Stop? tours…Greater Vancouver! (2006)


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The End tours…

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.“

St. Augustine


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Bibliography tours…

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  • All photos were taken by the author of this presentation.


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