Photos from China: THE PARK

I’ve been wanting to visit this park almost since the day I got here.  It surrounds a fairly tall peak, atop which is a pagoda that’s lit up at night.  All of my fellow teachers have told me the park is huge and beautiful…except for the zoo.  Apparently there’s a horribly sad zoo where theyContinue reading “Photos from China: THE PARK”

Photos from China: I finally did a touristy-sort of thing.

The wet season has begun in southern China:  I’ll try to get a video of the next downpour, but it’ll be difficult without getting my phone soaked. Last night, my flatmate Joe took me and our fellow foreigner Scott, from Australia, to Woking Street. Anything and everything you could ever want — or at leastContinue reading “Photos from China: I finally did a touristy-sort of thing.”

Photos from China, part 3: Moon Cakes and other food

These are moon cakes.  They are eaten for the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is always on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the year, meaning it fell this past Sunday.  These were given to me by one of my Chinese co-teachers, Nikki.               Mooncakes are sold inContinue reading “Photos from China, part 3: Moon Cakes and other food”

Photos from China (2)

Photos not in order — WP is being weird.  During the Welcome Dinner for all new and returning teachers.  Left, trying to lean out of frame, is Sebastien, from France.  To the right is Jasmine (English, but lived in Greece all her life), and Cindy, from Bond Educational and Cultural Institute (our employer). The welcomeContinue reading “Photos from China (2)”

Photos from China (so far…)

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.  MyContinue reading “Photos from China (so far…)”