Travel Blogs from Zhenjiang, China

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Pictures from Ancient Street, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Pictures from Ancient Street

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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How classic--I forgot to grab my camera last weekend when we went to a section of Zhenjiang called Ancient Street. Matt and Hannah both took theirs, so I'm "borrowing" their pictures and posting them on my blog for those who haven't seen Matt or Hannah's ...

Big Life Lesson #1, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Big Life Lesson #1

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... most mundane of situations. I am experiencing some mind-blowing realizations about myself while sitting on my bed, doing nothing, in China. What a paradox--you would expect these changes to occur while, I don't know, say, perhaps walking the Great Wall ...

Mai you

Mai you "why"

A travel blog entry by hannahtyler

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... getting our hair washed and styled, makeup done and of course lots of shopping.  It has been delightful. I feel I really know Zhenjiang a lot more now. And certainly eating a lot more: Japanese, street BBQ and Sichauan- la la la (hot hot hot!). ...

Random Thoughts upon Going to Bed, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Random Thoughts upon Going to Bed

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... friends, etc.; but I'm starting to miss the smaller things now. I miss the smell of Eugene (I know that sounds really weird, but China in general has a very distinct smell to it. You can even taste it in the food, oddly enough). I miss seeing squirrels. ...

sometimes I just shut my eyes and hope its gonna.., Zhenjiang, China travel blog

sometimes I just shut my eyes and hope its gonna..

A travel blog entry by hannahtyler

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...  And in TIff's defense...it's rough! So, lets see...where are we...Charles and i visited one of the parks here in Zhenjiang and had an amazing experience.  We visited a working Buddhist monastery.  I felt the healing powers as soon as I saw ...

Tampons and Deodorant, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Tampons and Deodorant

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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Yes, I am quite convinced that NEITHER of these products exist in the elusive, confusing country of China. Or, if they do exist, it's in the form of some really fancy brand name like Adidas (I'm sure you can guess, but I am clearly referring to ...

Here we go!, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Here we go!

A travel blog entry by hannahtyler

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Well I'm here and setting up a travel blog.  Grandpa this is for you! For now, since Tif and I are setting up her computer to watch The Office, I am not going to write anything major and just upload a few photos.  And a video, which I hope will ...

Lost in Translation, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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So I just had a wonderful Chinglish moment that I couldn't NOT write about before going to bed.  I have a student, Benjamin, whom I will be tutoring beginning next week, and he asked if I had a skype account so that we could communicate online. When ...

Just Some Pictures, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Just Some Pictures

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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More pictures from around campus and on my walk to Hannah's ...

nahh in Nanjing, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

nahh in Nanjing

A travel blog entry by hannahtyler

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... ;and cappuccinos in a Western coffee shop!  What a delight!  This was the first proper coffee drink I have had in China (a lot of firsts today....humm). Next, we met up with our friend Darren, a fellow Oregonian who has been working in Nanjing ...

dealing with the cold, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

dealing with the cold

A travel blog entry by hannahtyler

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... slices, green onions, cilantro and a light dusting of cumin, nutmeg and cloves-very aromatic.  As I sat there and let the steam fog up my glasses...I felt totally happy here in China! When I came home, my room was toasty warm!  I am ...

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words..., Zhenjiang, China travel blog

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words...

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... from the university and was meant to showcase some of China's cultural traditions for the handful of foreigners that live in Zhenjiang. One performance in particular was incredible: a little girl played a beautiful piece of music on a traditional Chinese ...

Home for the Holidays, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Home for the Holidays

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... 's a holiday (we celebrated May Day, which somehow warranted a three-day weekend), we decided to enjoy the holiday at home in Zhenjiang. But I won't lie--staying home wasn't our first choice, and it wasn't even our second choice; we were rather late ...

Ummmmm...., Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Ummmmm....

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... of commuting. We took the shuttle bus from the hotel to the airport, the highway bus to the railway station, the train to Zhenjiang, and a taxi to campus. Near the railway station I saw a man pull down his pants and crap on the sidewalk; immediately ...

How to respond, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

How to respond

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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So that you don't have to create a Travelpod account to respond, go ahead and send any responses from YOUR email address to MY email address (grei6385@pacificu.edu). I will try to respond whenever I have the ability to do ...

Octopus Balls and Watering Stations, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Octopus Balls and Watering Stations

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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Chinese girls are THE BEST. I mean, I can't think of a better way to put it. This evening, three of Hannah's students took us to the "Night Market" (which, I'm not gonna lie, kind of sounds like a brothel) and we both purchased hats. I am feeling soooo ...

my little china life, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

my little china life

A travel blog entry by hannahtyler

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... ) and a daunting busy bus station.  Somehow it all happened...all thanks to my new phrase:  Wa yow chu Zhenjiang.  I want to go to Zhenjiang. This was something I repeated over and over again in the bus station..answering every question ...

China-isms, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

China-isms

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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Okay, I have nothing significant to report in this blog, but I need some sort of outlet for the thoughts and experiences that keep replaying in my head. To start, I am posting a video that captures the essence of my daily existence here on this campus. I ...

no more brains, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

no more brains

A travel blog entry by hannahtyler

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Well, lots of things to update.  And to be perfectly honest, im not feeling well....im even struggling to write this:  i ate brains for lunch.  Pigs brains. So, this entry will be photos and videos. I think I may be able to write more ...

How NOT to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

How NOT to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... that, huh?" Boy: "Oh sometimes it's okay." Me: "...noooo...I think you need to go clean off..." Boy: "It's okay--in China we have a saying: 'sometimes things are too difficult, like pulling down your pants to go poop, so the things that you usually ...

Blue Balls, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Blue Balls

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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Tonight at dinner, we decided to venture over to the dessert case (we ate at one of the cafeterias close to our apartment). Included amongst the assortment of cakes and cookies was, to my glorious surprise, a cake-like ball with a bluish-purple hue. ...

Red Italian Meat, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Red Italian Meat

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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Yes, that's right; you read the title correctly. Just as a forewarning, this entry will not be incredibly deep or insightful. And I don't even have anything of significance to report, except for my and Hannah's experience in the grocery store on campus ...

A True Conundrum, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

A True Conundrum

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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Here's a real puzzler: What do "Chinglish Gone Wrong" and "Itty Bitty Bear Condition" have in common? Answer: EVERYTHING. One of the perks about being in a region where little to no English is spoken is that you get to witness the most atrocious ...

There is no title that is worthy enough for this, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

There is no title that is worthy enough for this

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... song, "Larger Than Life;" *Witnessing what felt like a 3-man gay porn/stripper show FOR AN ENTIRE 2 HOURS; *Watching Zhenjiang's self-deemed "Best Wrapper in China" butcher the lyrics to Johnny Cash, Dr. Dre, and some sort of heavy metal song all in a ...

Watching the Videos, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Watching the Videos

A travel blog entry by tgreider

I know some people are still having a difficult time playing the videos I uploaded from Shanghai, but my friend Mark found a brilliant solution: when you click on one of my videos, it takes you to another screen that shows all of my videos from that ...

The Things I Thought I'd NEVER Do in My Life..., Zhenjiang, China travel blog

The Things I Thought I'd NEVER Do in My Life...

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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...but have either tried, experienced, or gotten used to while in China... *I never thought I'd enjoy the taste of pineapple, let alone crave it after every dinner; *I never thought I'd attempt to eat an entire pineapple in one sitting, but have to stop ...

Just a Quick Update, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Just a Quick Update

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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I FINALLY started teaching this week, and ugh, I just can't muster up the energy to write a witty blog. So I'm just going to tell it like it is; I'll have to tap in to my muse at another point in time. I teach eight elective classes per week, but it's ...

all by our selves!, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

all by our selves!

A travel blog entry by hannahtyler

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It was a big day!  Tif and I ventured out alone.  We took the bus, alone, went back to the huge super market, alone and shopped for fruit, alone!  As you can tell...we had a GREAT time!  I love traveling with her.  She is brave ...

Sweaty Loving, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Sweaty Loving

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... of these things makes me feel sick. I will be so sad to leave for the summer, especially because everyone will be traveling around China and I will not get to share their experiences with them. But despite the sadness, I cannot wait to come home and see ...

Kitten Dream, Zhenjiang, China travel blog

Kitten Dream

A travel blog entry by tgreider

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... a plethora of traditional Chinese dishes, and I have to say, it was the best meal I’ve had since coming to China. I tried marinated eggplant, roasted goose, tea tree mushrooms, sweet and sour pork, kung pao chicken (like the legit kind), and, of ...

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