Daily Archives: February 17, 2014

Photos of Jiaxing

Thought we would post a few photos of Jiaxing.

Our Neighbourhood

Our Neighbourhood

City Hall, across the street from Starbucks

City Hall, across the street from Starbucks

Moon River, home to many bars, restaurants and stinky tofu

Moon River, home to many bars, restaurants and stinky tofu

Farming the River

Hand Dredging the River

A Bridge we have never seen

A Bridge we have never seen

One of the many fine hotels in Jiaxing

One of the many fine hotels in Jiaxing

The brand new soccer stadium - unfortunately, they don't have a team

The brand new soccer stadium – unfortunately, they don’t have a team

The boat that the Chinese Communist was signed on

The boat that the Chinese Communist Manifesto was signed on

The Downtown Core of Jiaxing

The Downtown Core of Jiaxing

In December when we told the boss that we would not be staying, he asked for the opportunity to discuss it face to face, that he really wanted to keep us. (Ed. note: Read “Terry”) Over the last couple of months Geoff and I have had many conversations about what they might offer us to get us to stay. Well, friends, they made us an offer we couldn’t refuse so we have decided to stay one more year at Jiaxing Sr. High School.  We have more adventures waiting for us here in China and elsewhere in Asia and, of course, are looking forward to seeing our first class graduate. (Ed. note: In coming to a decision, we have flipped coins, made lists, read both tea leaves and goat entrails, consulted the stars and soothsayers, had our palms and our cards read etc. etc. Okay, we talked about it.)

It wasn’t an easy choice since we are really missing family and friends, but we think it will go very quickly, so there you have it.

So you can look forward to many more issues of The Jiaxing Express!