Wuyishan,July 6th, 2010

Wuyishan

1 hour flight out of Shenzhen brings you to Wuyishan City, Fujian Province. Famous for its natural conservation of a large number of ancient plant species, wild animals and reptiles, many of which are peculiar to China.The Bohea and the Oolong teas are grown in this region as well. Unforunatly for us southern China […]

Kunming,July 3rd, 2008

Swimming with the Fishes

SWIMMING WITH THE FISHES

Last Tuesday night the rains rolled in on Kunming. It was dumping rain with no let up for several hours. The water was so heavy that the noise kept me awake all night. By the next day, Kunming was completely flooded. Major streets were under a foot of water, […]

Kunming,October 25th, 2007

Wait a week…… it will all change

WAIT A WEEK…IT WILL ALL CHANGE

Kunming, like all over China is changing faster than anyplace I have ever seen. In some of my past posts I referred to this as well. Much of this desire by the government to renew China is quickly wiping out it’s own cultural history. Hutongs in […]

Kunming,October 17th, 2007

stinkin horse!

I DON’T NEED NO STINKIN HORSE!

My car insurance agent just told me a story about one of his clients. I had taken my car to him for my free engine cleaning, a benefit this company provides to their customers. He says how nice it is to have me as a customer because we […]

Shanghai,October 17th, 2007

LET EM EAT…CHICKEN

Slowly but surely China succumbs to western decadence. Hooters has just recently opened a branch in Shanghai. Actually they have 3 locations in Shanghai now! My friend Chris sent me this camera phone pic while he was there just last night. While Hooters is certainly no “strip joint”, it does symbolize the epitome […]

Kunming,July 18th, 2007

hobby

MY NEW HOBBY

If there is one thing the Chinese know well…. it’s kites. I mean after all they invented them a few thousand years ago!

Kunming is the perfect place for this activity. Nice weather and windy! So I decided to get set up and start flying! I found a kite shop near […]

Kunming,July 1st, 2007

marriages

KUNMING MARRIAGE

Ever since I came to Kunming I have observed what I thought to be an amazing amount of weddings in this city.

On a daily basis I see these caravans of cars all decorated with fresh cut flowers moving through the city. Usually on average there are about 10 cars following a […]

Kunming,February 8th, 2007

1 Year in China!

1 YEAR IN CHINA! It’s a few days before the Chinese New Year and I have lived in China for just over 1 year. The time seems to have past so quickly!I thought I would post some general comments about my life in China along with a few pics thrown in for good measure. […]

Shanghai,September 30th, 2006

Shanghai

SHANGHAI

I have been living in China just short a year now. Most of my travels have been in the Yunnan Province. I just returned from a few weeks on the other side of China. So I think it best to break up my blog into two parts. First Shanghai and then Beijing. When […]

Yan Yang,April 22nd, 2006

Yuan Yang

YAN YANG

I traveled about 350 km SW of Kunming to Yuan Yang. Located next to the border of Viet Nam, this mountain city is over 1000 years old. The surrounding mountains have been terra formed into “terrace farming” fields where you can see the “8th wonder of the world” before your eyes. These […]