Archive | July, 2012

Dada, the Hard Call and Saying Goodbye

18 Jul
Dada and Dadai at our Wedding

Dada and Dadai at our wedding (Photo by Sakura Photography)

When we planned our move abroad we prepared for new experiences. Since then, we’ve learned to adapt to the excitement and frustration that accompanies every day in China. But we could never predict just how challenging things would get.

As some of you may know, Ami’s grandfather passed away in June. The nine days leading up to his death were the most difficult days we have experienced in China. Continue reading


50 Photographs of Suzhou: The Venice of the China

10 Jul
by Ami Sanyal

One of the best features of living in Shanghai is that we can take quick trips to many nearby cities and countries. Here are 50 images from our first venture out of Shanghai.

This post includes:

  • Traveling to Suzhou
  • The Suzhou Calm Garden
  • A tour of a Suzhou silk factory
  • The Beisi Pagoda
  • Life on the canals
  • and our overall impression of Suzhou

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