By the time we were all finished browsing it was time to head into the one cafe for coffee, a quick lunch and a warmup. The place was full of "foreigners". The locals seem to take the cold in stride. Wow.
Christmas in Beijing December 21st 2009 Editorial aside
Before I get into the description of our trip to Beijing, several people have asked about the difference between a comment and a message when responding to a blog entry. It took me a while to figure this out:
• a private message is immediately sent to me as an email and I get it right away as I check email constantly.
• a comment appears only in the blog and, if ac ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing 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