When I stopped moving, so did the world

  Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought. St. Augustine, Confessions 2013 Sitting in Oxford, and I distinctly remember one of my… Continue reading When I stopped moving, so did the world

Intriguing Idioms – how the smallest of phrases opens windows into Chinese culture. 中国的成语和文化

Let's not beat around the bush. Understanding idioms is crucial to understanding the mindset of a native speaker. So, a penny for your thoughts?

In search of Ormuz, a week in 21st century Portugal.

Lisboa. Destroyed by catastrophe. Rebuilt as a Baroque masterpiece. Current tourist hot-spot, and former colonial power.