Friday, July 14, 2006

It's Duck Season

Our host in China treated us to a traditional favorite for dinner - namely Peking Duck. I wasn't paying attention to what was coming out onto the table until I heard everyone ooh and ahh like a supermodel in a bikini had just walked in, only to turn and see the shiny brown roasted fowl on it's back in the middle of the table. Speaking of Chinese, rather speaking of speaking Chinese, if you're ever considering learning Mandarin, check out this article first for a little level-setting.



Monday, July 10, 2006

Changdeokgung Palace

So I've been out of town for a while - spent 10 days in Asia meeting colleagues in Korea, China and Japan. The only stop where I had any sightseeing time was in Seoul. We toured the palace where the last royal ruler of Korea lived with the queen and his 99 wives. Check it out here.

Pecan Heaven