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Between 1405 and 1433, during the Ming era, Chinese Admiral Zheng He,
who was also the court eunuch, commanded seven expeditionary voyages as
far away as East Africa and Middle East. These expeditions, known in
Chinese history as the treasure voyages, consisted ...
Sunday afternoon I hopped on a super high speed train to Nanjing, about an hour and a half journey. I even lucked out and scored a window seat so I was able to nap for some of the trip! I met up with a friend from onboarding who is teaching at an adult school there, Jay. We had noodles at a restaurant near his school before taking the bus to his apartment. Unlike myself Jay has a TV in his apartment so we watched the sports channel and ...
The 100 Day Celebration is a big milestone day in China and we felt
privileged to be invited to join in the celebrations for our friends,
Thomas and Misa's son, Zhang Mo. Lots of fun watching the festivities which
included a huge meal,a packet of cigarettes for every guest(!), lots of
... group photo sessions, it actually turned out to be quite interesting.
We can now paint peonies, perform tai chi, find the 10 pressure points for acupuncture and say hello and thank you in mandarin! Not sure which 5 year plan was responsible but the resourcing of the university was amazing. Rooms full of pianos with lessons conducted with computers; purpose built tai chi rooms with mirrored walls and barres (of the dance variety!) not to mention ...
... Yichang to Nanjing travelling for 2 hours at 200km/h. Some interesting facts/myth busters about bullet trains: 1) Chinese ones are quicker than the more famous Japanese ones (431 vs 250 km/h) 2) they are not magnetic but are electric (although the magnetic ones are the 431km/h ones but most trains max out at 350km/h) 3) they can go up to 350km/h but since a head on collision a few years ago they only travel at 300km/h max until they get confident again ...