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The Sea of Galilee

Today, the waterfront of Tiberias is a little tacky in spite of the new construction of expensive high rises. We ignored all those little stands selling “authentic” Chinese merchandise and the overpriced tourist restaurants. Back in ...

We Squawk and Lay an Egg – How Else to Communicate?!

We’re often asked how we can talk to people if we don’t speak Chinese. We gesticulate wildly! We pronounce words tediously slowly in English though I don’t think that helps at all. I think it’s the pantomiming that does ...

Same But Different

Everyone probably thinks that we’re on permanent vacation. Actually, we’re just living a normal life,  except the scenery keeps changing. Much of what we do is very mundane … like getting a haircut, or getting our ...

Don’t Make These 10 Sushi-Eating Faux Pas in Japan

Just about at every turn I unwittingly make flagrant errors in etiquette in Japan.  I’ve wanted to travel to Japan for a long time  but making errors in Japanese etiquette and bringing dishonour to my family has ...