Cruisin’ on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Afternoon

First, let’s get the negative stuff all out in the open. We booked a five day canal cruise. We were told to pick up the boat at 3:30 and expect an hour or so of instruction. Then we had about a two hour sail until we should dock since you can’t sail after dark. ThisContinue reading “Cruisin’ on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Afternoon”

Aahh Moscow – Land of the Cigarette, Home of the Psychotic Customs Agents and Playland for Crazed Drivers

Well the title just about says it all but I’ll write a little more anyway. We finally landed and get to customs – and we get to deal with two of the rudest, unfriendliest, miserable customs agent we have ever come across. However, to be fair, it actually started on the plane. You know how whenContinue reading “Aahh Moscow – Land of the Cigarette, Home of the Psychotic Customs Agents and Playland for Crazed Drivers”

First Week–Teachers work in China!

Xuizhou is one of four districts in greater Jiaxing. We live one block away but directly behind the massive government complex that seats the local government offices and has extensive meeting rooms, an auditorium and, as I saw for the first time, food services for government employees. About 65 people attended the meeting, which asContinue reading “First Week–Teachers work in China!”