Archive for June, 2012

Back to Beijing 2

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Friday dawns more like the Beijing we remembered – very hazy (which is a nice word for polluted air).  It’s also going to reach 30º today, we’re told (86º F).  I’ll be in an air-conditioned room all day (as long as I can keep the students from altering the thermostat), but Sylv’s going to hate […]

Back to Beijing

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Sunday May 12 Good-bye hugs all around from the elegant ladies in the executive lounge at the Venice Shenzhen when we went up for our last breakfast.  They say they’ll miss us and I think for a few days they actually might.   We really got to know them individually – spicy Icy, rambunctious Rachel, cool […]

Back to Shenzhen again 3

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

On Tuesday, we did try to go to the Shenzhen Art Museum, but we had lots of difficulty communicating that to the young guys at the concierge desk.  Everything is in Chinese, but beyond that the words when they’re translated into English don’t always mean what we think they mean.  They ended up sending us […]

Back to Shenzhen again 2

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Friday May 3 Today we decided to go to an art museum that’s one metro stop down the street from our hotel.  It’s named for He Xiangning; she was an artist who somehow used paintings of plum blossoms to help Sun Yat Sen overthrow the Qing dynasty.   (At least that’s what I gathered from the […]

Back to Shenzhen again 1

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Monday was a day of rest.  Fortunately it was a nice day after all that rain, so I worked out and we lounged around the pool most of the afternoon. Tuesday was Sylv’s birthday, May 1.   She’s used to there being celebrations on her birthday virtually everywhere in the world, but China was something special.   […]