This is my fourth trip to China and I am still fascinated with this culture and people. I am in Tianjin now but will only be here for two days. Next I will go to Chengdu to set up and open the Contemporary Polish Printmaking Exhibition of which I am curator. It took two years to organize this exhibition of over 100 of the best Printmakers of Poland. The original exhibition opened here in Tianjin last October and is now set to open in Chengdu on April 16th. With over 300 works of art this is the largest exhibition of Polish printmaking ever assembled.
The people here are very friendly but almost no one outside of an academic or business situation speaks English. So far it has not been a problem as everyone tries to be helpful. As you can imagine the food is great although sometimes difficult to identify. I follow the advice of a friend here who told me that if you don’t know what it is by looking at it don’t ask.
I will be posting more photos during the coming week, I hope that you enjoy them.
Chris, those are dragonfruit. I have a friend who grows them in Southern California. They are most excellent! I like them best with a little lime juice drizzled on then eaten with a spoon right out of the rind, so just cut them in half drizzle and enjoy! When they are peeled they don’t look very appetizing as they are gray with tiny black seeds, but VERY tasty!