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Mido Cafe

Published on November 9, 2016, by in China.

Mido Cafe, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong I haven’t eaten there yet, but this restaurant has been in the same location since the 1950s, and is one of the rare survivors of old Hong Kong. It’s popular for its “retro” atmosphere.   Tweet This Post

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Interior of a house, Kaiping, Guangdong

Published on October 29, 2016, by in China.

I made a visit with some students to look at the famous diaolou houses, or “watchtower” dwellings, in Kaiping, Guangdong. The houses were built in the first decades of the 20th century, in a melange of Chinese and western styles, by overseas Chinese returning to their home country. This is a dimly-lit room off of an entrance hall. Tweet This Post

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street view in Hong Kong

Published on October 12, 2016, by in China, Hong Kong.

a man checks his cell phone waiting to cross a street in Yao Ma Tei, Hong Kong Tweet This Post

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early morning, somewhere in China

Published on September 29, 2016, by in China.

At dawn, we stopped at a forlorn-looking gas station in Jiangxi Province, driving from Suzhou to Guangzhou, on the way to my new teaching job in Zhongshan, Guangdong. My dog Xiao Gou Gou and I are now living at Guangdong Polytechnic Institute in rural Zhongshan, where I teach Freshman English and Sophomore Business English. Tweet This Post

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Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou

Published on September 22, 2016, by in Suzhou.

Tree branches form a pattern against a traditional Chinese pavilion in Suzhou’s Humble Administrator’s Garden, one of the city’s top attractions. Tweet This Post