Day 8: Buddhist Temple & The Yangtze River December 24th 2011 With a good night’s rest under my belt I am ready to roll!<span><span><span><span> Another Chinese breakfast, where the food seems a little too heavy for a morning meal- stir fry, rice, soup, on and on- topped off with some Chinese yoghurt (mmm) and oranges (perfect, tiny oranges where the peel falls right off).
We then visited a museum depicting the art history of the ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai 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
Before 2008 I had never really been outside the continental United States (I don't count Toronto or Key West, even if its only 50 miles from Cuba!). Liang's job, though grueling at times, has given us the wonderful opportunity to travel often since then. In one year I was able to visit him in Hawaii and the Netherlands (followed by a weekend trip to Paris). Last year we spent Christmas in London (I would highly recommend visiting this city during the holidays- beautiful!) and this year we are spending it in China! I am very excited to meet my "new" Chinese family while we are here and lear... full info