Monthly Archives: August 2010

Final Vietnam Trip Itinerary

August 23th. Guangdong-HAN. Leave 21:05. Arrive 22:00. 2 hour direct flight on Vietnam Airlines. Flight 919. Cost 250. RT. Staying at the Hanoi Eden Plaza Hotel. Hoan Kiem District. 35 Quan Thanh street – Hoan Kiem district – Hanoi city … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 18, 2010.

I think the rain has finally ended. It was cloudy this morning and got more sunny as the day progressed. By 16:00 it was bright and sunny with a deep blue sky. Had my teeth cleaned. It cost less than … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 17, 2010.

Rained off and on all day. Mostly stayed in and finished planning my vacation. I think it’s done. Sent it to Vivian, so I’m sure there will be last minute changes.

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Living in China. August 16, 2010.

It rained off and on all last light, and it was still raining this morning. It stopped for about 30 minutes in the early afternoon. I ran out for a paper, but before I got back it was raining again. … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 15, 2010.

Woke up to a few clouds this morning. By the time I finished my cleaning and laundry it was raining. If I understood things correctly it is some sort of day of rest today and everything is supposed to be closed. … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 15, 2010.

Another hot and sunny day. Went to the library in the morning, played chess in the afternoon. Walked in the park at night. The guy was playing the flute in front of his restaurant when I walked by, but this … Continue reading

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Is Inflation Returning?

In today’s Global Times and Shenzhen Daily there were separate stories about increases in costs of steel, pork, grain, bank charges, mung beans, and drinking water. Is this the beginning of a pattern or an aberration? With all the money the … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 10, 2010.

Hot and sunny. Went to the library in the morning and read a couple of hours.   Went to a new noodle shop for an early dinner. It was good, but relatively expensive. I had a large crock of noodle … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 8, 2010. Vietnam Trip Preparations.

Got up about 05:30 and began working on the trip. About 10:00 I stopped and began my usual Sunday cleaning/washing routine. By the time I finished it was too hot to walk the 20 blocks to Starbucks, so I went … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 7, 2010.

Hot and cloudy. I slept with the windows open last night. It was 88 when I got up. I closed the windows, turned on the air condition, and took a long shower. Got a new 5 gallon bottle of water … Continue reading

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