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Korea – Day 2

Korea – Day 2

Today we caught a train to the LG-Chem division in Daejeon. Mike and I were staying there overnight so we were carting luggage. The train station was a busy place – business people, regular travelers, school groups and 4 tall Americans – I was the shorted in the group! Trains are a great way toRead more about Korea – Day 2[…]

Sias University

Sias University

It has been a few days since my last report! If you want to teach English overseas, or are a college student and want to study overseas, you should strongly consider Sias University in Zhengzhou (pronounced Jen Jo), China. The President of the University, Dr. Shawn Chen,  has created an amazing international, global village. Part ofRead more about Sias University[…]

Dream of the Song Dynasty

Dream of the Song Dynasty

Our last evening in Kaifeng we attended the most amazing performance! Millennial Park is an outdoor cultural amusement park covering many acres. In the mornings there is an opening ceremony and all types of activities that preserve traditional Chinese entertainments. Puppet shows, stilt walkers, acrobats – all fabulous! For the evening performance we sat inRead more about Dream of the Song Dynasty[…]

Morsels

Morsels

Ok – back to food! Chinese food, as prepared here, is very simple; beautiful presentation. Almost no sauces.  If there is a sauce, it’s very light. Soups are always clear broth based. We had the BEST noodles (sorry, Gram) in Xi’an. They were freshly made on site and served in a clear broth with beefRead more about Morsels[…]

Food!

Food!

Chinese food in America will never be the same! Mainly because it’s the American version of real Chinese food. Meals here are served with cold dishes first and then warm. There are at least 4 dishes to start and we have ended up with over 20 dishes on the lazy-susan. Most meals are served withRead more about Food![…]