Robert_obrien's Traveler Profile
- history professor
- Favourite music
- Springsteen, REM, Bela Fleck, Van Morrison
- New York
- Favourite movie
- In the Mood for Love (Hong Kong)
- Favourite book
- Oracle Bones
Recent Entries by Robert_obrien
Arriving in China - May 17, 2009
We land at Shanghai's Pudong Airport at 1:30 p.m. Getting off the plane is not easy. In a scene from out of Andromeda Strain, men in biohazard type suits board the plane. Because of the swine flu s...
Shanghai Express - May 16, 2009
I don't even go to sleep as we have to leave at 3 a.m. for our 6 a.m. flight. We pick up Carolyn. Most of the students are already at the airport waiting for us. Check in takes a long time since we...
Preparing to leave - May 15, 2009
I give the student's a world geography quiz so that they can identify the key features in studying world history. I also throw in some Chinese cities and provinces and joke that no one will not get...