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I haven't seen the chair of my dissertation, mentor and friend, Cynthia Franklin in more than 12 years and we happened upon each other in China of all places. She was travelling through the country conducting trainings. We were lucky enough to meet up in the beautiful Hangzhou - a short train ride from Shanghai. The lotuses were in bloom so we were treated to a feast for the eyes and soul. It was a beautiful day and so wonderful to catch up with an old friend and ...
... chips for dinner. There were the Chinese versions of 7-Eleven taquitos and hot dogs, which amounted to what looked like frog soup and chicken feet...hence the ice cream for dinner. Finally we decided to brave whatever faced us upon leaving. 2 hours and 11 km later we arrived at our hotel. 7 hours after leaving Shozhoi. Everyone was eager to get back to Shanghai, but we'd been told Hangzhou was truly great and to give it its due. In the ...
... new friends setting up their tables and food out on the pavement, so we moved outside and had a fabulous evening watching the world go by and exploring the stalls. The stall right in front of the restaurant was selling scorpions, spiders, centipedes and snakes - my first sight of exotic food in China!
A really lovely afternoon and evening!
... teachers at my school for a goodbye dinner at "La Bamba" the cheap Mexican restaurant near our school. One teacher is moving to Thailand and the other is moving to another school in Shanghai to work as a Director of Studies. I was the usual fine evening at La Bamba, full of 5 kuai beers and decent Mexican food. Today I decided to go to Hangzhou to visit a friend. The train ride is about an hour if you take the high speed (G) train. During the long cab ride from the ...
... keep pollution down within the city.
We ended the day by heading back to the lake for a short cruise. One thing that happens to me is that people like to have a photo with me, as I am a westerner. It's very sweet when they ask, although I was a little confused when it first happened. This happened to me on the boat again and I thought it was quite fun.
Today was a fabulous day.