I have been able to recover one of my lost TravelBlogs, an entry I had prepared for publication many months ago. So as not to confuse this journey to the West of China two summers ago (2009) with last summers travels (2010), this 2009 journey was an official visit by the administration of Taizhou Teachers College to our Sister College in Yining, Xinjiang, in the far North-West corners of China. ... Read Full Entry
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
Dinner is served, Photo 2The banquet table is long, and the guest are seated on the floor. The table is filled with all of the favorite Kazakh delicacies, of which I truly enjoyed delicious bread and butter and the sweetest golden grapes.
Dinner is served, Photo 3I did enjoy a few scewers of fresh-roasted mutton. But I could not forget the earlier scenes of the two mutton carcasses, and it limited my intake of meats.
Maglev Train in Shanghai, Close-upThe Magleve Train has carried millions of travellers from the center of Shangai to Puding Airport in minutes. High Speed trains and infrastructure are completed at an amazing speed and rate all over China. Also, in my city of Taizhou, high speed train travel will so be a reality.