Chinese Cooking

Chinese Cooking

Chinese CookingThis website sems really good for recipies, and all of them have color photos (I always like to know how it should look when it is done). My only concern is that some of the ingredients might be hard to find at the market (at least for me). Some of them call for spices …

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Eating China (中國食跡) – Deep Fried Tofu Recipe

Eating China (中國食跡) – Deep Fried Tofu Recipe

I really need to learn to cook, so I’m collecting recipies for just that. Here is one that seems simple and easy, I just need to find out where to buy tofu. Maybe I can make this for Delaney when we get back to the states. Eating China (中國食跡) – Deep Fried Tofu Recipe

Elephant Nature Park – Special Elephant Conservation tours and Park Trips

Elephant Nature Park – Special Elephant Conservation tours and Park Trips

Elephant Nature Park – Special Elephant Conservation tours and Park Trips We are looking more and more at taking a trip to Thailand before we come back to Orlando next year. We figure since we are already in Asia better do as much sightseeing as possible. It is only around $200 to fly to Bangkok …

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A Confucian Temple

A Confucian Temple

In the middle of town is a Confucius temple that Seth has mentioned before. It is much nicer than the country temple (even under renovations) and even has a small gift shop, lol. The main shrine room reminds me of the temple of Guan Yin at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City, one …

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A Lost Temple

A Lost Temple

While we are certainly adjusting to life in Lixian, one thing that has been disappointing is the lack of sightseeing there is to do. This is definately not a tourist area, this is just China. So if you want to go sightseeing at temples, statues, gardens, and pagodas, this is not the place to be. …

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A fun day

A fun day

So we have been finding more and more weird little fun things to do in town. In the huge pedestrian market we found an indoor skating rink on the top floor. It has been years since I’ve gone skating, but thankfully, a very nice young man helped me get the hang of it. *grins* Unfortunately, …

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Our first big purchase.

Our first big purchase.

A.K.A. I help send my Mother to an early grave. So we got our first payment, and debated on our first major purchase. We figure if we stay in Li Xian for two years, the cost of bus fare and taxi rides back home would end up being very costly in the long term. So …

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Wednesday was Mid-Autumn Festival. I’d hoped to get some pictures of what goes on in town for the Festival, but the weather played against us for that. In the space of 24 hours we went from a heat index of 105 to a wind chill of 56. High winds rolled in ahead of the cold …

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Things to take with you to China

Things to take with you to China

So if you decide you’re going to go to China for any good length of stay, here is a list of what to pack and bring with you. 1) Clothes. I know this goes without saying, but if you are going to China because you will working there, bring atleast a weeks worth of clothing …

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Other Intersting Blogs

Other Intersting Blogs

Seveal other people in our Buckland Orientation Class have also started their own travel blogs. I have included links on the side of the page and will add more links as I get them. But if enjoy Two Americans in China, you might enjoy reading their adventures as well. Katie’s apartment is literally a room …

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