Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tigers and Dragons up close

I don't usually enjoy a zoo, but you can only walk up and down the beach so many times before you have seen it all. If you need an outing for a day you may want to consider the Tiger and Dragon park. There are perhaps 100 tigers and more than 2000 crocodiles. There are also a lot of flower gardens to enjoy too. Now that may seem a little tame for some of you but for families it can be a worthwhile afternoon. Transportation to almost all the tourist attractions can be gotten for very little. If you don't research anything before you get there, you can get information from the tourist authority. They have several tables set up right on the beach where Yinbing street meets the beach. If you are all ready on the beach just walk west until you get to the area that has the walkway and pool area protruding into the sea. That is where you will find several people with information about all the sites you may want to see.

One thing that you notice about China is the lack of wildlife. Of course I live in a large city so one would not expect to see to many species, but there are not even many birds in the cities. Chinese people pretty much eat everything. In Wang Fu Jing in Beijing you can feast on sparrows, snakes, quail eggs, and testicles and all other sorts of bugs and other unidentified animals. There are people in the south who will eat other wild species that show up in markets, this is speculated to be the way SARS crossed from the animal world to humans, through something related to a weasel. I'm pretty brave about trying different unusual food but I don't ever go that far. I'm chicken.

One other thing that you will notice here is the abundance of fruit and vegetables that you have never seen or eaten before. Most of these are quite delicious so be a little adventurous and given them all a try. One of the best things about living and working in China as a teacher is that you get to enjoy the wonderfully varied cuisines. One of the styles of food I enjoy here is what is called "hotpot". You order meat and veggies and boil them in a spicy "soup". Lamb is not a very popular meat in the States but it is very popular here. They slice the lamb very thin and then it is boiled in the pot. You then dip it in a sesame or what is sometimes called tahini, similar to what is used in fallafels. It is wonderfully delicious. I will post a recommendation in my next post on where to get this in Sanya. It was one of the best hotpot restaurants I have eaten at.

worldtour aka Larry Rhoe

Add to My Yahoo!


At 10:03 PM, Blogger acwo said...

Nice blog, I like it :)
Keep it up.

At 3:05 AM, Blogger tqd said...

Great Photo's! What digital camera do you recommend? Have you ever visited Qingdao, China? I'm from California and am currently working and living in Qingdao. Here is a Photo gallery of Laoshan that is pretty cool. If you want to find out more information about the city have a look at Qingdao China: Travel & Living Guide they have information about restaurants, bars, hostels, real estate, apartments, ESL schools, Jobs & Careers, Qingdao 2008 Olympics, medical care, Qingdao Beer Festival, Qingdao Business Directory and a lot more. take care

At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting articles, good to know that you are working in Harbin where I work and live:)

Bye for now, please keep up good work, hope we can have a talk on SEO, FOOD, etc next time, my website is www.chinawhy.net,if you like we can exchange links.

Steven Chow

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Pauline Kum said...

interesting article. happened that tiger is my fave animal. the picture captured my attention hence continue to read your entry.

i would love to visit china some day and dine the exotic feast made up by animals (other than chicken, pork, lamb). but then again, i might too be a chicken when the out-of-world cuisin is served to me.

cheers and continue with your exiting entries.

At 6:46 AM, Blogger bleeeeeeeeeeeeeee said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

At 7:36 AM, Blogger Dupa Jasia said...

not only tramadol bars access to consciousness, but also controls the entrance to voluntary motility and is capable of sending out a sum of mobile energy, a portion of which is familiar to us as attention.. They are facts that potassium no one would deny--and we should have a poor opinion of the ass who, at--er--such a supreme moment, would attempt to suggest that his call was unthinking and without significance.. Down the length of the train he saw white passengers from the Pullmans restlessly pacing simvastatin up and down, getting into their cars and out of them, consulting watches, attaching themselves with gesticulatory expostulation to various officials; but their impatience found no echo in his thought...

At 1:26 PM, Blogger worldtour said...

Thanks to all for the comments I will try to return the favor and see your blogs and websites. TQD as far as a digital camera these were taken with a Kodak 210 a very early model that I purchased as an open box model before I came to china over four years ago. It has been a good camera for me. It is old by digital camera standards. If I was to blow alot of dough on a new one I probably would go with the Nikon. Take care.


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home