Archive for May, 2012

Shenzhen to Hong Kong 2

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

We were woken up in the middle of the night by a crashing thunderstorm with torrential rain and it was still going on when we went up for breakfast Sunday morning.   We had planned to go down to Hong Kong again to see my former teaching assistant from when I spent a semester at Hong […]

Back to Shenzhen

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

By then we’d had it, so we got on the metro and went all the way back to Shenzhen, which took maybe an hour and a half by the time we got to the hotel.  And that included the minor hassle of going through immigration and customs on both sides of the border, leaving HK […]

Shenzhen to Hong Kong 1

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Sunday’s class finished an hour early and it was a nice day, so Sylv and I hit the enormous inside-outside swimming pool instead.  It’s protected by a huge, swooping sail structure.  Orientals, particularly the women, aren’t sun-worshipers like many of us Westerners.  Whiter skin is prized in their culture, while we think we look healthier […]

Shenzhen again

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Monday April 16 Our Chicago-Beijing American Airlines flight was on a Boeing 777 and the business class seating was excellent, even better than the pods that Air Canada uses for business class.   I actually slept a few hours, which I don’t usually do.   And watched only two movies, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (dark, dense, mesmerizing, […]