- Qinghai (青海) Province is in western China. Here'a a map.
- Most curling stones come from two sources: Aisla Crag in Scotland and the Trefor Granite Quarry in Wales. The stones weigh between 38 and 44 pounds.
- Here is Kroy's curling profile.
- In Chinese culture, many numbers are either lucky or unlucky. Here's a page explaining these numbers and their significance.
- Shalon mentioned the legend of the Bell Tower in Beijing. Here's more info about that legend.
Life in Beijing's Hutongs.
The Lama Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in Beijing.
This Buddha is 26 meters tall and is made from one piece of sandalwood.
The Bell and Drum towers were used for timekeeping in ancient times.
Peking duck is a delicacy in Beijing.
The Great Mosque in Xining.
Kroy is a world-class curler.
Ta Er Si (Kumbum Monastery) is a large Buddhist monastery near Xining. Click here for more of my photos from the monastery.
These sculptures are made entirely from butter, a Tibetan art form.
Kroy is elated to ride the train to Xi'An.
The terracotta warriors accompanied Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) to the afterlife.
The Muslim Quarter is one of the highlights of Xi'An. Here, a man twists a strand of candy.