Monthly Archives: January 2007

Compass Directions

   Are my translations correct?   English                                           Chinese Equivalent                        Pinyun                                          Simple characters North North Bei3 北 Northeast East-North Dong1Bei3 东北 East East Dong1 东 Southeast East-South Dong1Nan2 东 South South Nan2 南 Southwest West-South Xi1Nan2 西南 West West Xi1 西 … Continue reading

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China Trip – Day 5 – September 25, 2006 – Suzhou

Day 5 – Suzhou Tour  Today we took a 40-minute train ride from Shanghai to Suzhou.  Suzhou is a 2,500 year old city that for its traditional Chinese handicrafts, in forms from woodblock prints to silk embroidery, and for its … Continue reading

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