A Cup of Tea

This lovely #tea shop in #Otaru, #Hokkaido has a gorgeous view of the blossoming trees and you get to keep the little cups as a souvenir! 💕 Otaru is known as the Venice of Japan because of its Venetian Glass companies

May Iris

#Spring – April Showers bring May Flowers

First Warm Day!

#SpringCleaning

One of my favorite sights in the spring and fall. All the students bring out their blankets and air them out.  A little dorm ‘freshening up’.  So fun to see – all the different colirs and styles on the bushes alongside the roads. ❤

A Lovely #Spring Day!

I just ❤ the Beautiful trees here on campus! Spring is one of my favorite seasons!

#Flowers are Budding!

#spring is here!  The flower trees are blooming!
#flowers #blackandwhite #trees #season #life #travel #china #international #Asia 

Time for #Spring fun!

Hooray!! #Spring has Sprung! #China is Starting to prepare for sunny days and warm weather! They are Starting to get out their totally Awesome kites!!  Nobody does kites like China – they are HUGE and in really awesome shapes – saw a long Dragon one time.  Can’t wait to dee them out flying about!
#travel #abroad #international #lifeabroad #lifeinChina #Asia #fun #lifeisgood 

An Ancient Spring

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Spring is beginning at the ancient Yuyuan Gardens in Shanghai. This lovely flower is growing atop some of the old roof tiles of the garden.

Blue of the Sea

DSC_0877Spring is here! 

The cherry trees are blooming, the dogwoods flowering, and the sun is sharing its warmth. 

Today it was so nice, I stopped at the “Honey Drink” shop and picked up a “blue drink.” They called it a “lan seng” or that’s what it sounded like. 🙂

It’s a mixture of syrup/flavoring, oranges, lemon / lime, and ice. Taste’s like a blue Popsicle! 

The shop is one of many “student-owned” businesses here on campus. They have an Incubation Center and a focus on Entrepreneurship, so the school encourages students to start up their own businesses. If you get a chance to visit Xinzheng, let me know and I’ll treat you!

Happy Spring!