Once in a blue moon, Jeff gets to travel for work rather than me. And unlike me and my trips to domestic cities, Jeff gets sent to some truly exotic places. So, for the past week, Jeff has been in China, working in his company's Beijing office. He has taken some truly amazing photos...I am SOOOOOO jealous! He has really captured the essence of the crowded markets and the immense squares. So, with the caveat that I am bending my rule and posting pictures that I did not take, I chose the shot at the left just to tease you all. I'll let Jeff share all of his great shots and the associated stories when he returns.
Also, I really got a kick out of the photo below (which he also took). We had read a news article just before Jeff's trip that the Chinese government wanted to close the Starbucks in the shopping area at the Forbidden City. So, this was Jeff's inside joke to me that capitalism was still alive and well in small doses in the Forbidden City :)