There is a first for everything, and this week was my first time visiting mainland China. It is almost indescribable. There is so much history here, and the monuments attest to that, but there is also an explosion of opportunity and middle class wealth that is fueling the building of the country (specifically in the cities) that is happening at breakneck speed. The sheer volume of people is staggering. Like a good first time Beijing tourist, I visited The Temple of Heaven and the Antique Market. I hope you enjoy my photo journey below.