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!

 

16 thoughts on “Photos of Jiaxing

  1. Val Goodridge

    I was thinking you might want to see your first class graduate and make plans for their post high school education so I am not surprised that you will stay another year. LHC will have to wait.

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  2. Adeline

    I’m sure you have a special bond with your students now so will be a great time for you to see them graduate. You seem to enjoy all the side trips you have been able to have .
    Good luck and see you in the summer!

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  3. Bruce

    I completely understand the attraction. In many ways I wish we had stayed longer as well. I don’t regret coming home, but I loved our year in Shanghai.

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  4. mary thomas

    Amazing !!!!! Am looking forward to you opening up your own Starbucks branch in Jiaxing, Geoff !!!! I know you guys will have another adventurous and fulfilling year…cheers !!!!!

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  5. wendy wilson

    Morning Terry and Geoff
    Russ and I too, will enjoy another year of your most interesting blogs. Quite the geography and some history lessons thrown in. AND, we are looking forward to continued descriptions of more epicurean delights. Keep safe and have fun!!!

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  6. lois

    Late in reading this blog but wouldn’t miss them. Another year is two young lives. ?? Go for it. Canada will still be here when you “finally finish” the adventure. Lois and Gerry

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