40 Hours in Taiwan

Well – the BEST part of staying at the Hyatt Incheon is that it’s owned/operated by Korean Air. We could check our bags at the hotel and catch the shuttle bus without shlepping all of bags to the airport! Loved it! Once we landed in Taipei, our driver took us Read more…

Yonsei University in Wonju

The drive to Wonju took about 2 hours. The country-side was rolling hills, farms and a truck stop – looked familiar! The Yonsei campus in Wonju is beautiful! It’s heavily wooded and hilly (similar to Ohio U in Athens, but more compact) and has an amphitheater at the edge of Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

Kaifeng and Henan University

We left Xi’an on the fast train to Zhengzhou (pronounced JenJo). At times the train was traveling at 328 k/h, which is 200 miles per hour! The ride was incredibly smooth and the scenery fabulous! We saw huge mountains, some rivers and every available spot cultivated. There were charming villages Read more…

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. Read more…

Page 2 – Rest of the Day

Okay – some feedback was that the Terra Cotta warrior post was too much like a history lesson! Sorry – it’s difficult to capture the size and immensity of the site and intricate detail of the artifacts! Anyway, onward! Well, it’s hard to imagine, but we left the Terra Cotta Read more…

Get your battle on!

Today’s the day – I’m SO excited! We’re going to see the Terra Cotta Warrior Army!!! I’ve read about this site, seen the pictures, and now get to see it in person. Our driver takes us East of Xi’an about 45 minutes. As you get closer, there are lots of Read more…

Son of Heaven

Our first stop this morning was Tiananmen Square. It will hold a million people for an event; it is a massive open space with Mao’s tomb located at the south end, 2 massive government buildings on the east and west side and is separated by a street to the Forbidden Read more…