**I wish all of my students, my collegues, the staff and my friends at Taizhou Teachers College and around China a very happy Mid-Autumn Festival time with family and friends; and to all of my Chinese friends, a very great National Holiday. Please, enjoy these special days with the ones you love and continue to honor and remember these traditons and customs, so unique to your country.**
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After 38 years as a Foreign Language Teacher and Foreign Language Dept. Chair at Coral Gables Sr. H.S., and A.J. Professor of German at the University of Miami, I have left Florida in June of 2006, where my home is in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. I have just signed another year's teaching-contract (my 8th year now) with Taizhou University in the city of Taizhou, located about 3hrs north of Shanghai, in Jiangsu Province, CHINA.
I thought it would be informative for others and rewarding for me personally, to log the progress of my efforts from beginning to end, as a Travel and Photo Jo... full info
Alternative Transporation to and from Tai MountainThe cable car offered my exhausted and sore body a comfortable ride back to the base park of Tai Mountain. The day's journey was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one from which I will need to recover for weeks to come.
Gift box of ApplesBoxes of fruit are also an important part of gift-giving during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Chinese Pear gift-boxThese boxes of Moon Cakes and fruit boxes, and more, were offered to me by staff and friends here at Taizhou Teachers College.