Weekly Wanderings: September 23 [er, 25], 2016

With points deducted for lateness ... ▪ I’m in Philadelphia for the weekend, here for a quick visit and a 90th birthday party for one of my grandmothers. I decided to fly on Spirit for the first time, which I know has a terrible reputation for customer service, but made this trip possible by selling … Continue reading Weekly Wanderings: September 23 [er, 25], 2016

Liaoning: Dancing Cabbage, North Korea, and Plenty of History

After a Beijing-Shanghai-Beijing sequence during the first ten days of my China trip, I was off to a new (to me, that is) province: Liaoning (pronounced Lee-OW-ning).* Liaoning is up in China’s industrial northeast, part of the region known as Dongbei described in Michael Meyer’s In Manchuria [affiliate link]. Once the country’s center of heavy … Continue reading Liaoning: Dancing Cabbage, North Korea, and Plenty of History