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LIBR500 Foundations of Information Technology SLAIS, University of British Columbia. My Favorite Tours. Lei Zhu 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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my favorite tours

LIBR500 Foundations of Information Technology

SLAIS, University of British Columbia

My Favorite Tours

Lei Zhu

January 2006


Shanghai – Sweet Home

6,200 square kilometers.

  • 25 million population
    • Canada 32 million?
    • China 1,300 million!

four distinct seasons

China’s financial center

us 40 luxury tour 1990
US$40 Luxury Tour (1990)

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

us 40 luxury tour 19905
US$40 Luxury Tour (1990)


Sorry, wrong answer.

I came back with a

$5 surplus !

(1 US dollar = 8.5 CN Rmb in 1990)

hello uncle sam 1996
Hello, Uncle Sam! (1996)

Golden Gate Bridge was amazing.

Disneyland@LA was really fun.

View from Empire State Building wasincredible.

The roar of a Harley Davidson was deafening.

But what impressed most was actually…

nyc museum mile 1996
NYC Museum Mile (1996)

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…

grandest party of the century 23 59 59 pm dec 31 1999
Grandest Party of the Century(23:59:59 pm Dec 31, 1999)

Millennium Eve

Beers and Cheers

Ball Drop Countdown

Times Square, NYC

1.5 Million People


adventurebus 2000
AdventureBus! (2000)

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
breathtaking national parks

AdventureBus! (2000)

Breathtaking National Parks

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

fascinating towns cities

Jackson, Wyoming

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
and more

White 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.

last but not least

Dishes and Skiing, S.Korea (2004)

Temples and beaches, Thailand (2001)

Last But Not Least

The End

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

St. Augustine



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