Month: July 2009

BACK IN SONOMA COUNTY

July 16, 2009 How does it feel to return from the exotic Orient with its fantastic foods, adventuresome traffic, suspect air, and nonstop activity? Pretty damn good, actually. Back to a budgetless land with little water, few jobs, and a dismal economy. There are, however, a few positives. Taft Street wine is widely available (if …

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BACK IN SONOMA COUNTY

July 16, 2009 How does it feel to return from the exotic Orient with its fantastic foods, adventuresome traffic, suspect air, and nonstop activity? Pretty damn good, actually. Back to a budgetless land with little water, few jobs, and a dismal economy. There are, however, a few positives. Taft Street wine is widely available (if …

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NI HOU FROM YUNNAN PROVINCE There is quite a contrast between the megalopolis of Shanghai and the southeastern province of Yunnan. From the Himalayan peaks down to the rainforest bordering Myannmar and Laos, Yunnan is the most diverse province in China, both geographically and ethnically. The city of LiJiang is a UNESCO World Heritage site, …

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