The view from one of our 2 balconies. They’re both tiny, but still. Another view of the street outside our building. The washing machine. Out on one balcony. We hang our laundry to dry: it’s so hot here it takes NO time. The kitchen. No oven, but the burners are gas, which I love. My […]
Here are the last of the photos from my 18-month-stint in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China. NEXT: Chile!
“I’m in Paris. I’m in Paris.” I had to keep saying that to myself. I arrived in Gare de Lyon, the main train station, which is already beautiful, and walked out into the chaos of a Paris taxi rank surrounded by 19th century buildings, trying not to cry. My taxi ride was a very similar […]
Said to me, in 2004, by a friend I hadn’t seen in ages. It was a few days before I flew to London, England, United Kingdom. I answered him, “That’s why I have to go see it now.” I got to see Big Ben, and Southbank, and the Inns of Chancery. The next year, London […]
Macau was, until 1999, a colony of Portugal. Macau is in — more or less — 2 parts: the Peninsula, which contain the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Centre of Macau, and then there are the islands, which contain, Taipai, Cologne and Cotai. The Portuguese built TWO major military fortresses while occupying Macau — […]
In may snails post, I mistakenly said it appeared Zhongshan’s rainy season was nearly over. BWA HA HA. Apologies for the picture being on its side — I turned my Android for the filming, but it didn’t follow me.
I’ve been here almost 10 months, and I’ve seen quite a few things I still haven’t processed yet, or wasn’t sure how to classify. “Random” seems as good as anything.