In the captain’s chair

The temperature in Beijing recently has been hot, hot, hot. Seriously, it has been in the mid-to-high 30s, although I think cooler weather (slightly cooler at least) is on its way. My second-year students have been teaching classes themselves recently, and my first-year students are about to start their final exams (I know it might…

Golden Week travels: Taipei – Part 3

Having done most stuff I had pencilled in, Sunday morning I decided to go to the zoo. Apparently this is the biggest zoo in Asia. I do not usually frequent zoos (I have not been to the Beijing one, as I think I would be a little sad going there),  but I was impressed with…