Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Apartment tower balconies in my neighborhood, Tao Yuan Cun. The Chinese have a tendency to repeat buildings. They will have a single building type for an entire cluster of apartments, and differentiate them by painting big numbers on the side. This guy was number 8 of 46.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This is Fei Fei, a really sweet little girl riding with her family and us on the train from Guangzhou to Kunming. She LOVED us. She would watch us play cards, but unfortunately would count the cards in your hand in Chinese! She also loved taking pictures with our cameras. Her parents probably thought we were great - free babysitting by the Americans on a 26 hour train ride!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Well, I just returned from Yunnan Province, where I had some of the best (hiking and beautiful cities) and worst (transportation) experiences of my life! Two days later I'm still tired as a dog... it was quite a week! I have decided to start something new, and try to upload one new picture onto the blog every day or two. It is tough for me to find time to write these longer posts, but I hate to have nothing new for long stretches of time!
This might as well be the Yunnan Foreigners Club! My group, plus our new found friends at the Stone the Crows bar in Lijiang.
From left to right: Marie (with the owners pup), Carrie, myself, Barry (from North Ireland), Wayne (from South Africa), Sonya (from Scotland), Jess, Cliff, Ben, and Greg.
Barry, Wayne, and Sonya are all English teachers also, with Wayne just now finishing his contract. We ran into them 5 times in 2 different cities! It was always great to see them, like we were coming home to familiar faces, and we shared many a beer with them.