The only thing that is not novel is the heat. August 23rd 2010 Everything is novel today. Even the simplest things are new and exciting.
The beds are like tables with sheets over them. Breakfast is a strange mishmash of Western and Eastern foods. For instance, fried rice and chocolate breakfast cereal. I find everything amusing, no matter how inconvenient or uncomfortable.
Our small group, missing the majority of PLU students, went to Tian'anmen Square ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Tian'anmen 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