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... down with the same hacking cough. Not this time, Jose. We requested serving utensils which were promptly supplied. We enjoyed the meal.
Regarding hygiene: On the 1986 trip, it was very common to see the Chinese on the street clearing their throats and spitting on the ground. Even in hospitals, people spat. Granted, they had spitoons, but nobody is perfect-so there were misses. Thankfully, we rarely saw this behavior this time.
The two hour drive back ...
... it did not look like they were growing peanuts where the farm was located. There was just so much food! It was more than any of us could come close to finishing.
Ok, now for the TMI.
At the farm, the facilities were not so shall we say, sanitary. They had a few squat toilets. There were two stalls in the bathroom. Tara and I were each in a stall. We started peeing... as we were peeing, the ...
Hello one and all the Zak's first blog entry!! After lots (exaggeration) of planning and waiting I have started my journey to SE Asia! The last couple days in Vernon were very fun and eventful! Spent time with friends and family and had a good send off! Thanks everyone! This morning was an early one. Up and at 'em by the crack of 5am. :p then off to the airport for a teary goodbye and my 7:30 flight to ...
... far west) to open up trade with China. The Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion all had to do with this, but being here it’s a bit disconcerting to read about how these superpowers (in the 1800s) bullied China into trade with the west. As China lost fights the foreigners created “concessions," or private areas that were governed by the foreigners---their own police force, their own rules, yep, everything (Those of you who have read Shanghai Girls ...
... terrific monument to that era. Shu-Hwa left me to go to the markets, still worried that I would be a helpless babe in the woods in ruthless Shanghai, but I had my map and I could now see the distinctive Bund Centre, topped with a yellow crown that glows at night, so I used it as my guiding landmark and set off confidently across Suzhou Creek to Fuzhou Rd and the Foreign Language Book store where I found a history ...
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