Category Archives: Dali

Christmas in Dali

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since my Christmas dinner in Dali. Here’s one I never posted… —– As an American Jew in China celebrating Christmas at a Muslim restaurant I’m confused enough already when the highest-ranking party

Christmas in Dali

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since my Christmas dinner in Dali. Here’s one I never posted… —– As an American Jew in China celebrating Christmas at a Muslim restaurant I’m confused enough already when the highest-ranking party

Lei Feng Day, Phase II – Three Pagodas

…cont’d from┬áLei Feng Day, Phase I Part of the Lei Feng spirit is giving people the benefit of the doubt, and every day I pass the Shoe Men at the intersection of Fuxing Lu and Foreigner Street, and wave off

Lei Feng Day, Phase II – Three Pagodas

…cont’d from┬áLei Feng Day, Phase I Part of the Lei Feng spirit is giving people the benefit of the doubt, and every day I pass the Shoe Men at the intersection of Fuxing Lu and Foreigner Street, and wave off

Movin’ on down to the East Side of town

First act of the new year, I moved into a new guesthouse. Used to be I’d put on my backpack and leave and viola, I had moved. Now I’ve got a backpack, a suitcase, a desk, chair, and a big

Movin’ on down to the East Side of town

First act of the new year, I moved into a new guesthouse. Used to be I’d put on my backpack and leave and viola, I had moved. Now I’ve got a backpack, a suitcase, a desk, chair, and a big

The Walk to Town

There were only a couple of problems with the apartment. The first was, though it had a kitchen, it lacked some of the luxuries one might associate with kitchens. Like utensils. Or a refrigerator. I gather a lot of Chinese

The Walk to Town

There were only a couple of problems with the apartment. The first was, though it had a kitchen, it lacked some of the luxuries one might associate with kitchens. Like utensils. Or a refrigerator. I gather a lot of Chinese

Biking Lake Erhai

At first I thought Maya and Ezra were a couple because they had recently graduated from the same med school in Israel, and because they acted like a couple. Not the lovey-dovey can’t-keep-my-hands-off-you kind, but the been-married-for-forty-years-and-argue-about-directions kind. It turns

Biking Lake Erhai

At first I thought Maya and Ezra were a couple because they had recently graduated from the same med school in Israel, and because they acted like a couple. Not the lovey-dovey can’t-keep-my-hands-off-you kind, but the been-married-for-forty-years-and-argue-about-directions kind. It turns

Cangshan hike – Dali

The plan was to take the cable car up the mountain, hike a bit, and ride back down. Only problem, for reasons beyond my understanding, two of the three cable car lines were out of service. Maya, a recent med

Cangshan hike – Dali

The plan was to take the cable car up the mountain, hike a bit, and ride back down. Only problem, for reasons beyond my understanding, two of the three cable car lines were out of service. Maya, a recent med

Hello Dali

Yes, I went with the most obvious pun. But if you pronounce it like “Dolly” no Chinese person will know what you’re talking about. It’s Da Li. Tanja, the German tourist, said I couldn’t leave Kunming without visiting the Stone

Hello Dali

Yes, I went with the most obvious pun. But if you pronounce it like “Dolly” no Chinese person will know what you’re talking about. It’s Da Li. Tanja, the German tourist, said I couldn’t leave Kunming without visiting the Stone