Thursday, April 16, 2009
The weather in Fuzhou is very changeable at this time of the year. It is either very damp and chilly or else hot and humid. Winter suddenly gives way to summer. There is not much of a Spring here like there is in Canada. Overnight, the plants on the campus burst into full bloom. Here are a few photos taken at the end of March.
On March 21st, I joined my good friends Samuel and Nina on an outing to Forest Park. Forest Park is located in the North Eastern part of Fuzhou. It is a popular tourist location during the summer when the temperature in the mountains is cooler than in most of Fuzhou.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
We returned to Fuzhou and were welcomed by some gorgeous early Spring weather. We enjoyed a meal out with my good friend, Sharron and her husband, Wen. We also managed walks around the campus, a tour of downtown Fuzhou and a walk in the lovely West Lake Park before heading back to Hong Kong and Joanne's return to Canada.
On February 8th, Joanne and I flew back to Fuzhou. The next day, my friend, Brian Hodge, and his business partner, Gorden, took Joanne and I up to Fuding. Fuding is in the northeastern corner of Fujian Province. We visited some good friends there, sang and danced at a KTV, and celebrated The Lantern Festival which took place on February 9th. Here are a few photos of us with our friends.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
In the heart of the Muslim Quarter is The Great Mosque. The Mosque is said to have been established in the 8th Century. It is a nice blend of both Chinese and Islamic architecture. The Great Mosque is built facing west, towards Mecca, instead of the usual South. Here are a few photos of this historic Mosque.