Thursday, January 28, 2016


Big Rain.  We're in Guangzhou, China and it's been raining about 24 hours straight.  It sounds a bit like a discordant steel drum band. I think it's raining about ½-1 inch per hour.  It's a bit crazy but we managed to get around today without really getting too wet.    

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

South of the Tropic of Cancer

Although we are south of the Tropic of Cancer, yesterday it snowed in Guangzhou. No one I talked to could remember that happening before. Today, the sun is out for the first time since o arrived in China.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Beer shortage in China ... it's really Jack that I can't find.

So it's pretty hard to find Jack Daniels here in China, and I can't seem to land in a hotel with a bar in it, and the stores don't seem to have any beer that contains alcohol or any wine that we can identify is drinkable. So I resorted to drinking Mou Tai, with a 3.2 % Tsing Tao chaser. It reminds me of gasoline mixed with the flavor of flowers. Followed by watery beer. I'm reminded of reading a book called "The Sex Lives of Cannibals". Chapter 5 is entitled "The Great Island Beer Shortages" or something like that.

It's near freezing here in Suzhou and since I'm on a tour, we are outside or on a cold bus, and maybe in some cold building. My joints ache.