Venice of the East – Water Towns of China

It was a photo of some old buildings reflected in a canal labeled “China water town” that caught my eye on Pinterest. I did a bit of sleuthing on the web and found out there are eight ancient water towns about 1-2 hours from Shanghai. When a trip to Thailand was materializing for me, I decided on a stopover in Shanghai to check them out.


How I Grew Up in the Beijing Zoo, Beijing, China

By Cacinda Maloney The Asian Panda House Panda figurine - Franz Collection As a little girl, she bounced around the house bumping into the coffee table, when the precious crystal glass panda figurine fell to the floor.  Reaching down and grabbing it right before it could have hit the floor, she was relieved.  She panned the room, and soon she realized her house