Hot and Noisy

My friend who writes for "That’s Shanghai" has penned an article about moving from the city out into the ‘suburbs’ of Shanghai, thinking that he...

Oklahoma!

It seems that all elevators in China have music playing on them, usually Kenny G or something equally sappy.   But not the elevator of the...

Good On Ya, Australia

I’m now back in Beijing after a wonderful few weeks in the land down under.  For this traveler who usually flies strictly east-west, it was...

Tassie Coast

I’m writing this from the Online Access Center in St. Helens, Tasmania ("Tassie," as the locals call it). I picked up at smart blue Toyota...

Bush-walking

Here in Australia, hiking is called bush-walking.  It seems everything that is not urban is classified as “bush”.  Yesterday, since my teaching responsibilities were done...

Back to the Future

Now this is interesting.  The Chinese government announced yesterday that, beginning on June 1,  stores and shops in China will no longer be able to...