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Shenyang Shenyang is the capital of
Liaoning Province. The largest industrial city in northeast China, it
has a population of 3.3 million. The most important historic site in the
city is Shenyang Imperial Palace, the former residence of the Qing
Dynasty founder Nurhachi and his successor Huangtaiji and the place
where Emperor Shun Zhi, founding monarch of the Qing imperial rule had ...
In five days I will be "leavin' on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again!!" This is a time of trying to squeeze in everything that I wanted to do, but hadn't. Some of that is going to certain shopping markets and looking for treasures! Last Saturday, Mary and I went to the "Dirt Market". It is a huge flea market outside where everything is displayed on the ground - no tables. I guess it is every Saturday morning and isn't far from ...
... you finish something - so I was well fed. If you notice, Grandma is not sitting at the table because she was always coming out with one more dish!
They were able to explain to me why everyone has the cabbages out in the yards. In previous times when they didn't get fresh vegetables shipped in during the winter, they would put their Chinese cabbage in a brine and use it all winter. Now they do it because they like the taste. Fun evening!
Their tea farms are in a different area of China where it is mountainous, very hot in the summer, and doesn't freeze. The flowers for the Jasmine tea have to be picked at exactly the right time. William had many photos to show us of the farms, the flowers, and the factory where the tea is processed.
We were there for 2 - 1/2 hours sipping tea (Jason isn't a tea drinker at all, but he tried ...
... t understand anything at all, I haven't gone back. Usually I just stay home, but this morning I went for a bike ride. I stopped at the MixC mall at a Starbuck's and had a cappuccino. Tonight Eliana is in a program at church, so I will attend that with Jason.
This is the time of the year when the cabbage truck comes and people leave their cabbages and other veggies outside to dry. Interesting!