Xian the first time

Strangely my drop down list has the title, thinking that it has been used before. But it does not exist in my blog. On my first trip to Xian several quite strange and unusual things happened. At the train station a man came up to me. He was a taxi driver. He wanted me to . . . → Read More: Xian the first time

The canals were full of rats

One of my friends today left a photo of canal barges in ice in Hamburg and reminded me of a story I was told by a German woman who had lived in Hamburg during the bombings, while we were in China. She said that the bombing was a good thing because they used . . . → Read More: The canals were full of rats