with the big guy before he goes off on his annual trip. This one was at the Dynasty Hotel, a new 4 or 5 start hotel that just opened in KaiFaQu. We were part of a group from the school that was invited because of our support of local functions. We had our Thanksgiving dinner here as well. They really know how to put on an opening. Acrobats, musicians, Sichuan Opera performers (the mask specialists) and great food and drink. All free! It's going to be hard to return to "normal" in Canada....
Getting ready for Christmas - Year 2 December 9th 2009 We have not disappeared since our last blog which described our Yangtze River cruise at the end of September. We just haven't been anywhere but have been busy. On several weekends we take the QingGui down to Dalian and wander around seeing the sights, visiting markets and attending Church. Since I am not burdened with a job I get to scout out many locations so we can find things on our trips toget ... read more
Asia » China » Liaoning » Dalian » Jinshitan 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
The WilsonsInChina blog charts the course of our three year adventure in China between 2008 and 2011. Dianne was a school administrator in Canada and heard about this opportunity just after retiring. Peter was an IT professional whose last contract ended just as Dianne decided that China sounded like an exciting adventure. He taught ESL one year but spent the rest of the time supporting Dianne as she shared her great knowledge and experience with the Chinese and Western teachers at the Maple Leaf International School in Dalian. China. While we are back in Canada now, our adventures are ToBeCon... full info