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{ Monthly Archives } January 2009

In Hangzhou

A quick update: We spent a day in Zhangjiagang seeing old friends, then a few days in Shanghai. Chinese New Year in Shanghai is amazing, as always. I’ll upload video eventually. Now we’re walking around Hangzhou, a beautiful natural setting before we head off tomorrow for Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Internet access has been problematic; […]



We’re in Nanjing. Arrived this morning at 5:45 AM, bought tomorrow’s bus tickets to Zhangjiagang, and walked through the city. We saw Zhonghua Gate before heading through the Fuzimiao shopping district to our hotel. The hotel’s modest but modern, perfectly sufficient for our needs. We spent a couple hours at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial before […]


On Our Way

We’re eating dinner before heading to the train station. Our overnight train will put us in Nanjing tomorrow morning.


Trip Around China

In about a week, Nichole, Annette, Kelly, and I will be embarking on a grand tour of China. Over the month-long Chinese New Year holiday, we’re hoping to make a circuit of most of the major cities in China. We’ll travel mostly by overnight train, spending a day or three in Nanjing, Zhangjiagang, Shanghai, Hangzhou, […]


2 weeks ago we had visitors! Mom, Grandma, and my mom’s friend Deb came to visit for a few days. Their tour coincided nicely with our New Year’s holiday break, so we were able to show them Beijing without being interrupted by pesky work. They flew in on the night of the 29th, but since […]