Despite being in China for over a year, I had yet to experience one of the local festivals in my “home” region of Taizhou. Consequently I was very keen to attend the now internationally famous Qintong Boating Festival.
The Qintong Boating Festival is held during Qingming Festival (around April 4-6) every year. The Qingming Festival (Clear and Bright Festival or Pure Brightness Festival) de... Read Full Entry
This blog was started in 2006 when I embarked on a new life adventure teaching English in China. It was a wonderful, enriching and enlightening experience. Many of you came on this journey with me.
For those of you who are searching for more meaning and satisfaction in your life and feel that teaching languages overseas might fit the bill, I enthusiastically encourage you to take up the challenge as I did nine years ago. You will never regret it. In fact you will probably say "Why didn't I do this years ago?"
I then began a journal of my journey home to Australia- the long way round! U... full info
Smiles All RoundAfter the opening ceremony we met up with our other colleagues who had different passes and so were in a different area to us. Obviously the children had enjoyed themselves. The "green" laurels are made form a local tree and are part of local custom.
Stef at QintongThe crowd shuffles away. I'm surprised more people didn't stay for some of the races later on. I would have, given the chance.
Stef, I and Local KidsIt took some time for Mr Han to pick up the college van and get back to us. Here we are filling in time with the children of our primary school colleagues and Mr Han's daughter (between Stef and I)