Monday, August 27, 2007

Same Foods, Different Looks ~





Today I received a kind message from Christine~she was wondering if I had returned from China. Well, yes , I am home again and things are almost back to normal. I have missed my blogging friends ~it's going to take me weeks to catch up on all your past posts, but I will certainly put forth the effort. I love reading the blogs~it is nice to be back!
China was incredible........the smells, the myrid of new sights, the foods - a few I could not recognize or get near........that's the beauty of traveling and being a tourist, you are exposed to so many different cultures and you realize firsthand how others do differently what we believe is the"right and only way"...........I will give a preview of things you may recognize, just with a different look..........I may think again about eating duck.........The market photos were shot from one of the relocated villages along the Yangtze River. This town will remain safe from the controversial Three Gorges Dam project that is submerging so many towns and villages along the river bank.

13 comments:

Suz said...

Jann, I am glad you are back. I missed your blogging! :)

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Welcome back. Great pics! We just returned from 3 weeks away and I've just started reading my regular blogs, can't get my head around writing on mine yet. Look forward to reading your about your travels in China soon.

katiez said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to hear (and see) all about your trip! And the food. One of the things that intrigues (and scares me) about travel to China is the food!

Lydia said...

Looking forward to hearing more about your trip. China is at the very top of my travel wish list right now.

Mimi said...

I was delighted to see you were back, Jann. I did not travel much this summer, but I thought of you when I did and looked for "food cards" in museum shops to send you! The pickings are slim up here.

Your photos are lovely and I am really looking forward to reading more about your trip.

We won;t be traveling for another year, so I will do so vicariously until then.

Mimi

Joy said...

Incredible photos! Oh the sights and aromas you must have encountered - can't wait to hear all about it!

Simona said...

Welcome back!
The last photo reminds me of London: my first trip there was my first contact with Chinese food. The thing I remember most vividly is the smell of roast duck.
I am glad you had a great trip.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I was so excited to get your comment! Welcome home. Ha, yes duck! Wonderful pictures. It is so good to see other ways, different and often just as right as our right way!

T.W. Barritt said...

Welcome back, Jann! Your pictures are so intriquing, and I can't wait to hear more about your experiences!

Jann said...

Suz~ I have missed reading your pots ,also-thrilled to be back!

Amanda~ Your three week holiday must have been fabulous! You were visiting some of my favorite places! Thanks for the warm welcome back!

Katie~ Thank you for your wonderful welcome comments. It is wonderful to read about all the things going on in your part of the world. I have tried getting on your site several times, but keep getting hung up on something. Obviously, it's my quirkie machine~Congrats on your awards!

Lydia~ How wonderful to hear from you!I know you would enjoy visiting China and I hope you get to visit soon~it is a place you must see for yourself and form your own opinions~

Joy~there were aromas that I was
not used too, also~live and learn!

Mimi~Thank you for thinking of me! I have missed your posts..hope I don't over-do it with all my pictures and posts from China....hey, a year will fly by before you realize it!

Simona~ah, the ducks,cooked and carved! I do prefer Chinese food more now than I did before this trip!

My Kitchen~`Thank you for your warm welcome back. I have much catching up to do on your sight!

T.W.~Thanks for the comment! Can't wait to read more about what you have been up to this Summer.

Christine said...

Welcome back, Jann. You've been sorely missed!
I'm devouring your posts, and the photos - in a word, exquisite!

Betty C. said...

How exotic all of this looks! It sounds like you have had some exciting travels. I'm going to add you to Google Reader so I will keep up better...

L Vanel said...

It looks like you really had a great time. I spent years in China, I lived in Beijing and adopted Chinese eating habits. When I went back to the States, I really missed Chinese food! It is very rare I can ever get anything even similar.