The worldwide Augustana College experience

Mainland China

So we’ve been in Mainland China since October 7.  We took the train across the border which was cool to see the actual crossing of the border, but it wasn’t as impressive as I had thought it would be.  We knew it was going to be a river and have a barbed wire fence, but [...]

Are we back in the States?

September 30th Today after class, we went south to the Kowlung side of Hong Kong Bay. The view from this side was spectacular–its the first skyline I’ve seen that can compare to Chicago. It stretches for what seems like forever along the water, with towering skyscrapers that make thirty floor buildings look small. We continued [...]

The Taipei Two Step

Before I start, I just want to ask everyone to keep the Nolan and Ericson families in our prayers. Ann made the first half of our travels in Japan and Taiwan a wonderful experience, and our hearts go out to her and her family. Sorry again for the delay….Turns out there’s an awful lot to [...]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been fun and some more of the same that we experienced in Taiwan.  We’ve been to the jade market and ladies market.  The ladies market is basically a street market with so many vendors it is crazy.  The jade market in Hong Kong is smaller than the one in Taipei, however, the [...]