Myanmar Cyclone, China Earthquake

The Cyclone in Myanmar and tragic earthquake in China will take over 100,000 lives.   I don’t really have much to say but it seemed cold not to mention these events here at the blog, especially with all my jolly posts about the recent trip to China.     Here’s hoping the Burmese Government opens up to international aid.  Their reluctance to do so is having the opposite of their intended effect – people will now realize how poorly that Government looks after their own people.

More from China is here at the Shanghaiist Blog



Tuscany Travel

I have not been to Tuscany, Italy in some time but it seems many of my friends go there often and everybody loves it.    My pal Dan has a new website about Travel to Tuscany called “Talk Tuscany” and you’ll want to check it out if you are planning a trip to that region.

Keith’s got which is a more general introduction to Italy.  Anne and Keith have taught classes at Sienna, one of the most historic cities of Italy.