Many older women seem to do a variety of traditional dances in order to stay active and healthy. It is common to see organized groups performing these dances at special events as well. Again many of the body movements remind me of tai chi. One of the many times I wished my Chinese language skills were up to scratch so I could ask the ladies more about the origin and purpose of this type of exercise.
#53 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College-Hangzhou Revisited- West Lake April 22nd 2007 To the Chinese people and foreign tourists alike, Hangzhou is one of the most important tourist destinations in the whole of China. A heaven on earth with its pervading greenery and parks and in it’s midst its star attraction- West Lake.
On my previous visit about the same time last year, I was on a guided tour that had been organized by my college. (see previous blog entry- # 8 May Madnes ... read more
Asia » China » Zhejiang » Hangzhou 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
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