These photographs are from our pre-Olympic trip to China in 2007 with Viking River Cruises, although only four days of the two-week plus trip were spent on a river. At the top is a monk in Suzhou, an hour from Shanghai, where we took a side trip before the tour began. Getting there via train was an adventure in itself. The next two are from the Forbidden City in Bejing on a blisteringly hot and humid day. At the end of the tour, we took four days to see Guilin and Hong Kong. The bottom photograph was taken on a lunch break on our boat ride down the Li River outside Guilin. Terrible lunch, great boat ride. Nikon D80.