Year of the dragon – in Michigan

26 Jun

I was lucky enough to spend some time traveling around my home state during my recent travels and went to the place where I have spent almost every summer since I was born.  I got a big smile when I entered the cabin because there was a dragon to welcome me.

My friendly dragon

My parents had hung it from the fireplace both because this year is my mom’s year – she is a dragon – and because it reminded them of me in China.

The world keeps getting smaller.  I see it as akin to the small stuffed turkey and pumpkin I bring out in October/November, the peanut butter eggs that I sourced for Easter or the Christmas stockings I hang in December in Shanghai.  So – in honor of dragon boat festival which was last weekend, I’ve posted this dragon.

Any cross culture references that seem out of place in your travels – or while not your first thought, seem wonderfully in the right place?

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