From my #Seoul2017 trip! Beautiful background on a lovely day ❤ One of my favorite views in the city
America is my country, but #Seoul is my hometown. There is something so soothing to me about this city, with the topsy-turvy combination of new & sleek contrasted with old & meandering. The moment I see my river begin to rise in the bus windows, my soul relaxes and I know it’s all ok. To stand, looking out over a city as old as time. Knowing that for centuries, one nation after another (often repeatedly) tried to stamp out its #culture and #Heritage only for Seoul to stay standing. It’s a Beautiful feeling – Here for 14 days!
This sight will always remind me of my life here in #China. One of the #values important to the Chinese is making sure everyone has access to a #job so they can survive. So instead of using big machines to sweep the highways and streets, they pay the older people a small amount to do the job. It’s not ideal, but it’s enough to live on. They are very proud of the parts they clean. And the street sweepers are able to use empty plots of land by the roads to grow Food and Vegetables.
So every day in my small village (Ok, 600,000 people- but That’s a Farming village here. . . .) you see the elderly driving by on these tuk-tuks with brooms they made by hand. Really sweet picture in my memory bank!
Beautiful, Peaceful #cafe in the heart of #Beijing!
Had to visit the US Embassy (a mess – the guards don’t speak English and sent me through the mile long Chinese line getting VISAs. The head guy found out and came to get me 😜 Soaking Wet!💦Gave them my appoinment sheet and it crumbled😂 Anyway, now just waiting before I brave the 1hr subway to the #train.
Stopped at Baker & Spice here at Liangmaqiao station. The #food is delicious! So many choices and #bread loaves! Got my mom a Walnut Bread and me a#Chocolate #cupcake. The cupcake top inside was a surprise – completely filled with chocolate mousse!!! So delicious!!! 🍴
Go to Liangmaqiao Station, Exit B.It’s right there.
The Grand Summit, Club Building, 19 Dongfang Donglu
Stewed Iron Eggs – everypne’s favorite food! It even comes #SPICED! As my ESL students say – ‘have a try!’