#13 Retiring Teacher preparing to teach in China (First visit to Guilin) March 5th 2006 This might be a very good time to speak in more detail about my time in Guilin, a city in South China, on the Li River. Throughout the city steep, beautifully shaped peaks, few more than 600 feet tall, rise out of the landscape. They are green and poetically shaped high-rises, that have given poets inspiration throughout centuries. Names such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Green Lotus Peak, Snail ... read more
Asia » China » Guangxi » Guilin 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
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