On the beach in front of Lutsen Resort.
I am sure that we will cross at least one river, and we’ll definitely be driving through some woods on our way to Lutsen this morning. My nieces are scattered around the country (Edinburg, TX; Hollywood, CA; Juneau, AK), so neither my mom, sister, nor I had much interest in putting on a big Thanksgiving […]
Time for another old photo post. This one was taken in 2002, so it isn’t actually that old. But it’s one of my favorites, so I thought I’d share it. The view is from from the temple at the top of Longevity Hill, situated on the northern shore of Kunming Lake inside the Summer Palace […]
I'm not entirely sure what I'm getting into, but in March Noel Piper and I will be making a trek across China — Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, and smaller cities in the mountains southwest of Chengdu — tracing the footsteps of Esther Nelson, a Swedish immigrant from Minnesota who worked in China from the late […]
My friend Noel Piper, who blogs at Tell Me When to Pack is giving away two free copies of my book “Survival Chinese Lessons.” To enter, visit her site and leave a comment. And while you’re there, you can read about our upcoming adventure– following in the footsteps of Esther Nelson, a Swedish immigrant […]
Sitting in Minnesota, watching this short video of Beijing kind of makes me homesick! It was produced by Education First, a global study-abroad program. Click on the link and enjoy a tour of my adopted hometown. EF – Live The Language – Beijing from Albin Holmqvist on Vimeo. (HT: Yourenotfromaroundhere.com) Videos of other cities […]