Archive for November, 2011

Autumn in New China 7

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Monday November 8 It’s no fun traveling when you’re sick and boy did we get sick at the end of last week.   Sylv came down with it first, what we hoped was only a bad cold, though it came with a painful sore throat.   We had a day in on Wednesday anyway, because I wanted […]

Autumn in New China 6

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Sunday October 30 I shouldn’t have worried about getting the stuff in.  Sylv managed.  Being a former PanAm stewardess, she’s a master packer.  Her all-time classic best packing job was in 1968 when the boys were one and three and we were living in Schenectady.  I called her from Phoenix at 11AM her time to […]

Autumn in New China 5

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Friday October 28 CEIBS has kindly offered to treat us to a lunch or dinner at M on the Bund, one of the top restaurants in the city.   We don’t like to eat late or to eat much in the evening, so we thought we’d do a nice long lunch there today.   First, though, we […]

Autumn in New China 4

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Wednesday October 26 It was a bit gray this morning, so we decided to just take a leisurely stroll through the little park over the Garden Bridge and up the boardwalk that curves along the river across the street from the Bund.    We’re having dinner in the French Concession this evening with two former students […]

Autumn in New China 3

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Tuesday October 25 This morning dawned with bright blue skies and we said, “Oh, good.  Today’s the day we’ll go enjoy the view from the top of the World Financial Center.”   (The WFC is the bottle opener-shaped tallest building in Shanghai – that is, it’s the tallest building until the new tower across the street […]

Autumn in New China 2

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Friday October 21 Friday night Sylv and I walked down to a German restaurant I’d been to before and liked, but our experience this time wasn’t as good.   I’d eaten outside on their patio before and had the best pig’s knuckle I’d ever had in my life, in a pleasant outdoor environment.   There are a […]

Autumn in New China 1

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Tuesday, October 18 This is the nicest time of year to be in China, I think – warm sun, cool air, blue skies, a little breeze to blow away the haze of exhaust emissions from the millions of cars on the highway these days.   Tian qi hen hao. We’ve just arrived in Shanghai after a […]