A ‘Sea” of Wonder

China is a vast country with varied and breathtaking landscapes. A couple of weeks ago Louis and I discovered one such landscape, one that surprised us with its unusual burst of colours The city of Panjin, located in Liaoning Province, is an important oil production and refinery centre. A small city with a village feel, […]
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Xian — A Step Back in Time

Louis and I just came back from a wonderful trip to Xian, an ancient city in Shaanxi province, China. We decided to explore this historic city during the 7-day Golden Week holiday celebrating the founding of the People’s Republic of China, or the new China. We stayed at 7 Sages International Youth Hostel, an old […]
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things you thought you knew…

well, i’m back just a day and i’ve started to feel nostalgic about china.  why?  well, here i am up in westchester, going to a ‘restaurant’ which should really be called a diner, having lunch, and the bill for 2, w/o drinks is $62.  what?  yep, that’s what we paid for a small piece of […]
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chinese food for thought

i’ve always had issues with food… like almost my entire life, since i was about 3 or 4.  me not eating meat is not a choice.  let’s just say, it just is.  and for the record, that includes vegetables.  i tend to tell people that i’m non-carnivore, not a vegetarian as i find it difficult […]
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Pass dih Flittahs!

Fifty-one years, that’s more than half a century…and it’s how long the Darbys have been married. We celebrated with professor (now Dean–congrats!) Darby and Mrs. Darby on Sunday April 20 their post-Golden anniversary in true Jamaican style…in China no less.   Indeed, “who seh wih cyaa av authentic Jamaican food eena China?” Well, check out […]
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