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Visiting Qingdao's 天后宫 on 太平路 during Spring Festival.
2013 Feburary 16
Scrounged around online and found some interesting contemporary and pre-Liberation Chinese Christmas art.
The best of our China photos from 2011.
January to May 2011
Pictures from filming and screen shots of the big budget Jackie Chan Chinese film "1911."
Tomb Sweeping Festival in our neighbourhood in Tianjin.
We climbed off the Great Wall and hiked down the mountain through corn jungles to a village beside a stream in the valley.
The best of our Tianjin photos from the spring and summer of 2010.
Exploring the 3000-year-old legacy of Bi Gan at the Bi Gan Temple near Xinxiang, Henan.
We took a hard sleeper from Tianjin to Xinxiang, Henan.
A Spring Festival trip Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Running around with a camera at Beijing's Ditan Park Spring Festival Temple Fair
The best of our Tianjin photos during the fall and winter of 2009.
The Chinese translation of Diary of a Worm, with a downloadable Chinese-English-Pinyin cheatsheet.
A fall trip to Beijing's historically famed Fragrant Hills.
A weekend getaway to the Nine Dragon Mountain National Forest Park near Jixian in northern Tianjin.
Our 2008 Olympic experience in photos, from Beijing and Tianjin. August 2008
Our language school goes camping on the Great Wall every year.
A hike down from the Great Wall, through terraced fields, over the hills to the valley village of "Happy Forest Village."
The final days of Tianjin's historical and infamous Nanshi hutongs, still occupied but in the process of being flattened before the 2008 Olympic Games.
A family temple garden complex and an abandoned church in Tianjin, China.
Hiking the less-restored portions of the Great Wall of Jinshanling & Simatai.
Biking all over Tianjin city, armed with cameras.
Running around our neighbourhood caishichang with a camera.
The intrepid ice fisherman of Tianjin city, China.
A day teaching and sightseeing in Jixian, northern Tianjin.
Our language school arranged to farm out the students into different village homes for a morning as part of our culture learning component.
A trip to one of Tianjin's "flower-bird-fish-bug" markets 花鸟鱼虫市场 to buy a pet cricket.
Our first trip to Beijing, where we met up with some local friends who we'd met in the States and visited Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven.
A trip to the Tianjin zoo with our language-exchange neighbour.
Our language school has an annual camping trip on the Great Wall. This was our first time.
A summer hike off the Great Wall, down the mountain, through the fields to Happy Forest Village in the valley.
Lots of history in this Tianjin city bike ride: foreign concession areas, the marriage market, shuttered churches, and Eric Liddell's house (the Chariots of Fire guy).
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We were in Chinatown, Chiang Mai, Thailand on Chinese New Year's Day 2013 for the dragon dance.
2013 Feb 10
Running around photogenic Chiangmai.
Learning to cook Thai in Chiangmai.
Taiwan & Hong Kong
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A beautiful walk with friends on Taiwan's Yangming mountain.
A trip with friends to the Wulai Hotsprings in Taiwan.
Celebrating our first Christmas in Asia.
Comparing pictures from home with pictures taken at the same time in Yonghe, Taipei, Taiwan.
Our school hosted a big Thanksgiving dinner for all the students and their parents. The students made a "Thanksgiving Tree."
A trip to Taipei's Museum of World Religions.
Hiking up to Zhinan Temple, near Taipei, Taiwan.
Hiking Elephant Mountain near Taipei. Butterflies, giant spiders, temples and views of Taipei 101.
Tryign snake soup for the first time.
Hiking Xianjiyan mountain, one of the fun day hikes near Taipei.
A visit to the historical Longshan Temple.
A day at the races for our first Dragon Boat Festival.
We were out for a walk when one of the many local temples launched a big, loud, colourful parade through our neighbourhood.
Hiking to Yuantong temple, up one of the mountains around Taipei.
Our students encounter a caterpillar during an outing in the park.
Our students take us to the local night market and introduce us to their favourite food as part of a culture sharing activity.
Our second one-day visa trip to Hong Kong.
The obligatory trip up Taipei 101.
Eating our way through the Keelung Night Market with friends.
An overnight trip to Hong Kong to do our visas.
Our first shot at teaching an EFL "Winter Camp" - part 2.
Our first shot at teaching an English "Winter Camp" in Yonghe, Taipei, Taiwan.
We made a deal with our local friends: we'd eat it if they picked it out and didn't tell us what was until after we'd swallowed.
Our first Chinese New Year's dinner, at the home of our colleagues from the English school.
One of the fun things about living in Taiwan is discovering all the fresh fruit and veggies to be had at the local wet market.
Shots from our neighbourhood in Yonghe, Taipei, Taiwan.
Shots of the visible evidence of spiritual beliefs in our neighbourhood in Yonghe, Taipei, Taiwan.
Various forms of taiqi were really popular in our neighbourhood, and the park was filled with different groups in the mornings.
The park was full in the early mornings with all manner of individual and group exercise, some of it rather odd (to us).
Forget minivans; in Taipei it's the family scooter. Here's a collection of scooter pictures and scooter slogans.
March & April 2006
Google Earth shots of our neighbourhood in Yonghe, Taipei, Taiwan.
Our first apartment in Asia.
Our boss had a soft spot for rescued cats and made a deal with us where we'd raise one of them while we were working for him.
April & May 2006
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Family camping trip in B.C.
Some of Julia's South Africa photos.