Shanghai Botanical Garden June 2nd 2010 On Saturday, May 29, we visited the Shanghai Botanical Garden.
When we first entered the gate, I was drawn toward a forested area where I could hear birds singing very loudly. It turned out that there were cages hanging from the trees everywhere you looked! I found this on the internet about the birds : "The Huamei is a case in point. A thrush-sized bird, it is remarkable for two things: its hea ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai » Xuhui 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
My family currently lives in a small rural town in North Carolina, USA. In May 09, our 9yo daughter and I first traveled to China with my husband for his work . We returned home and traveled to Alaska for 3 weeks to visit my sister and her husband. In Sept 09, we returned to China for our second trip, and will be returning again.
Many people have asked me to share about our journeys, so I plan to do that here.
Update: It is now June 2011 and we are back in China for the 7th trip. We have learned so much in our time here...we are retruning to many places we have been before as well as contin... full info