Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
It ıs hard typıng on a Turkısh keyboard but ı am managıng. It ıs so hot and we have just left the ancıent sıte of Ephesus. I was at the museum to loook at the statue of Artemıs. very ınterestıng. We leave tomorrow for Cappadocıa and am very excıted about that. I hope ıt ıs goıng to be cooler there. We met some really ınterestıng people on the road. from all walks of lıfe. I wısh I have the capabılıty to post pıctures but ıt wıll have to waıt tıll I come back.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This trip, in particular, I've drawn up a list of reasons to come home to resume my life here:
1) fund my 401K
2) fund my social security earnings
3) pay off the last bit of the mortgage
4) be with family whom I love and who loves me
5) be available for my staff and my patients and all the friends I've collected over the years
6) be here for the November elections, an important mid term poll, not going to miss it
7) resume the career which I love and enjoy.
8) plan more trips all over the world, next...... Athens and the Peloponnese.
9) return to China for a more extensive trip.
I remember this morning spent in a little village in China. In English the name of the village is 'Little wooden bridge'. After a breakfast of stewed chicken feet and stewed tripe, I jumped into a taxi and asked to be taken here. I remember this trip with fondness and hope to return very soon.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The picture shows Muslim women in China. While China has done much to help their Muslim minorities, true Christian believers has to hide their faith and worship in house churches. I know of American pastors who has been barred from ever entering China and has had their house churches in China confiscated.
Friday, September 17, 2010
It is a men's world here, we only saw a sprinkling of local women. The rest of the women were us the tourists. Here man and his machine or non machine mingle, horse power vs donkey power. While we are so used to the gentrified markets of Western Europe and North Ameican, the primitive markets of another world is just as fascinating and more exotic. I've had the good fortune to visit a few. This was a market just one hour outside of Marrakech in the beautiful Ouirika valley. Looking at these, now 'old' pictures, I realised that I must return, I must find the time to return. Alas, the rest of the world is tugging at my heart strings....