One of the MANY street vendors who ply their wares on the streets of Xiamen. I have learned that it is wise to buy and bargain when you see what you like--otherwise you may never again see what you wanted to purchase.
Par-TAY! And.....another trip to Piano Island November 10th 2011 Sunday, November 6th, 2011, was bitter sweet. That was the day I taught my last class at Tianjiao and also hosted a terrific birthday party for me and Rich. Rich had turned 65 on November first and I turned 45 on November fifth. I thought it would be grand to have a combined birthday party at our apartment which would sort of double as a going-away party, too. Joyce and Charles were flying awa ... read more
Asia » China » Fujian » Xiamen For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more