Learning to Walk in Beijing

 In Why Travel?

At the end of October 2011 I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for Mother of All Trips, a great family travel blog written by Mara Gorman.  I was very excited by this opportunity. I really admire Mara and all she has done with her family. Even with hectic school and work schedules she gets her family out on a regular basis to explore the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and beyond. We share a similar passion for good food, yummy desserts and swap Philly tips from time to time.

Beyond my admiration, this was also a chance for me to really stretch my writing muscles. After all, writing for your own blog is one thing, but writing for someone else’s, especially a blog you really admire, is completely different. I had to stay focused and triple, no quadruple, check my grammar. I forced myself to edit in ways I never had before. The end result is something I am quite proud of.

Dreaming of Family Travel to China went up the day before we left for the Big Island of Hawaii. I never got to spread the word as much as I would have liked. So now is my chance.

The post focuses on our trip to Beijing in December 2010. Dek had just begun to walk. He was a little late to join the walking game compared to his other little friends. Apparently he had a lot of lost time to make up for.What better place to play catch up than some of the world’s most fascinating historic sights?

Enjoy the post and a few outtake photos (below) that didn’t make the final cut. I had a lot of fun sharing my story with a few new readers. If you haven’t checked Mother of All Trips out already now is your chance. Enjoy!

Walking definitely had its ups and downs. Don’t get too concerned though. This was a very slow crumple to the ground padded by three layers of clothing. He got up giggling right afterwards.

Giving stairs a try at the Forbidden City

Walking sure is funning especially when you have three layers on

Pondering how soon Dek will be ready for rock climbing (Forbidden City)

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  • cravesadventure

    He will have a story to tell his kids one day when they start walking! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa

    I love these pics of Dek learning to walk in Beijing. What a great story for him to tell when he’s older!

  • Lisa Wood

    He is so cute! I love how he smiles – it lights up his whole face 🙂

    Funny how they are walk at different ages!


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