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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dorothy, we are not in kansas anymore by louis davis

Many of us are completely discombobulated by the thought of changing zip codes, much less changing countries… even more so when the country we are relocating to is completely different from our comfort zone. Since late February, I have been living in Tianjin, China.  Tianjin is a port city in northern China, some 80 miles/129 […]
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