Thursday, November 8, 2007

Far away travel

You guessed right. This photo is not of China, but of our house in beautiful Vermont. If you are a loyal reader, you probably think that I have being too quiet in the past week... Well, for the past 2-3 weeks, I actually have been in Vermont and Quebec (even though I continued to write about China because I still had untold stories). And I have been traveling in my mind as well. I listened to the audiobook of Mao's Last Dancer, a wonderful book, a great insight on the life of a peasant and then dancer in Mao's China in the 70s. I also listened to Notes from China, which also describes Mao's China. And I started the Travels of Marco Polo. I would recommend Mao's Last Dancer. It is a fascinating story on China (with the last part actually taking place in Houston, Texas, as this young dancer became a very famous dancer there) and you don't have to like dancing to enjoy it. I am sure that, as I tell stories about life in China in 2007, I will relate back to these readings. Yep, there are still a lot of stories I want to tell. And there are more travels to come. My husband and I are leaving back to Asia next Tuesday. We will be in Dehli, India for one day (I cannot wait, I hope to take some nice photos there) and then in Malaysia (far up in the jungle) and also at a secret location (my husband's secret) for our honeymoon, and back to China until Christmas. Well, I promise, I will keep sharing stories and photos. And if you know about any great book on China, let me know!

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