Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy [Old] New Year!

I am back!  I've been around the world and visited many countries and cultures, from Japan and China to Africa and Indonesia...all inside the Orlando's Disney World.

In the honor of New Year festivities (tonight is the Old New Year, an Orthodox Slavic holiday according to the Julian Calendar), I'd like to share a curious fact I learned in China. The ancient Chinese invented gun powder, but it's first usage was to make...fireworks! So here's to all kinds of fun and peaceful pursuits in the new year!

 The Temple Of Heaven, China