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Rosemary Nickerson
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Through the Fog and Mist...
Groaning, I rolled over to see the clock.  It was 6:30 in the morning. -Why did you wake me up?????? -It wasn't me, replied my husband, someone knocked on our door. Okay then, let's see what's going on.  I staggered to the balcony window.  -Yikes!  Get up!!...

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Down A Not So Lazy River, or, The Slow Boat in China
We woke to our fourth day in China as the Viking Emerald cruised up the Yangtze River.  The third longest river in the world (after #1 the Nile  and #2 the Amazon ), this river sources in Tibet and then extends 3915 miles across the whole country of China, ...

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Ahoy Flotilla!!
In 1780, Marquis de Lafayette captained L'Hermione across the Atlantic from France to America.  "She sails like a bird" he exclaimed.  Between 1780 and 1783, the Hermione was directly involved with America as she fought against the British in the Revolution...

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Down A Not So Lazy River, or, The Slow Boat in China
We woke to our fourth day in China as the Viking Emerald cruised up the Yangtze River.  The third longest river in the world (after #1 the Nile  and #2 the Amazon ), this river sources in Tibet and then extends 3915 miles across the whole country of China, ...

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Wet and Weary in Wuhan
Goodbye Shanghai, hello Wuhan . Our third day in China found us at the peak of exhaustion from travel weariness and jet lag.  Captain B was also still fighting the good fight against a vicious chest infection.  He had insisted he wouldn't miss this trip for...

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Memories of China: Shanghai
Our first day in China began in the enormity of Shanghai.  I say that big cities are the same everywhere... but then....  This place really had something others do not:  the heart of the city hosts a stunning collection of high rise buildings, each one an a...

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Memories of China: Shanghai
Our first day in China began in the enormity of Shanghai.  I say that big cities are the same everywhere... but then....  This place really had something others do not:  the heart of the city hosts a stunning collection of high rise buildings, each one an a...

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First Impressions of China
They said it would be the trip of my life.  I guess you could say, yes, it was that.  From the time I first discovered China thru the eyes of Pearl S. Buck ("The Good Earth", "Pavillon of Women", "Letters from Peking") and after meeting Gladys Aylward (a Br...

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Spring Has Sprung
Over night, under the full moon, spring crept in and exploded in my neighbourhood!   Warmth, colour, joyous excitement...summer is coming at last. Gone are the dismal, dreary days of winter:  brown, grey, white (a lovely pallet in their own right, but after...

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Cauliflower Pizza, or How to Fumigate the House
I live with men who pale at the thought of a vegetarian supper  (read: ashen and gasping for breath).   No way would they even entertain the thought of a cauliflower crust pizza.  It happened that I was home alone on a Sunday evening and thought it would be...
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