#46 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China ( First visit to Beijing) August 10th 2006 Upon arrival at one of the 6 trainstations in China's Capitol, it was obvious that a mega-city was emerging. Beijing has been described in thousands of ways and over thousands of years, but a personal visit is the only way to experience a city, which overwhelmed Marco Polo, the Venetian explorer, "...in its size and opulence." Sadly, many of the ancient monuments, city walls, and palaces have bee ... 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
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