Mount She – The Pagoda

The highest point in Shanghai, China is called Mount She. There is a national park there, which is well maintained and beautiful. As you climb the mount, you will pass a pagoda. Out of all of the pagodas I have seen, this would be a pretty tall one. I always find the...

Pineapple Art

In a previous post, I mentioned how street vendors in China can carve a pineapple to look like a beautiful sculpture, and then insert a strong stick in it and sell it for a beautiful treat to eat. Well, during a recent trip to China, I learned some secrets to that...

Wet Feet

Nobody likes wet feet, unless you are swimming or taking a shower. I was in a very large city in China when I saw this sight. It had been raining for a couple of days, so not only was the rain falling, but puddles were forming everywhere. These guys had a great idea...

Fruits and Vegetables

It is interesting to me how few overweight people I see in China. Is it because the Chinese walk more that Americans or because they do Tai Chi? Perhaps it is because of their diets? I am sure that has lot to do with it. China has an amazing number of green houses, so...

Brooms

One of the many things which has surprised me during my time in China is a certain type of broom that is used. This particular broom is made of materials found all around us, so it can be made at home. The handle can be of any length you want, and the section that...

Beautiful Grasslands of China

When I was teaching English at a university in eastern China, one of the places the students consistently told me they would like to see were the grasslands of China. One reason the students wanted to see the grasslands, was because they all spoke of the beautiful,...