Today I was taken to a place where hardly any westerners have heard of, let alone visited. I am a guest of some friends who are the founders of Mount Knowledge, a publicly traded educational software and learning company. Their office in China is in Shijiazhung, the capital of Hebei province. It was by chance that I arrived here when I did, as some of the officials at a large school were taking the founders of Mount Knowledge on a trip to learn about a significant point in Chinese history, Mao Zedong and the Revolution of 1949.
The Destination was Xibaipo (See-BA-Poe), the base of operations for Mao Zedong and the People’s Liberation Army. I was educated in a day long history lesson of what happed here over 60 years ago.
I will let the images do the talking in this entry. There was a fabulous, locally prepared, eight course lunch prepared for us and I am in need of a food intervention and some serious gym time when I get home!