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food ingredient business

Dear Sir /Madam

We got the your mail from the website and want to confirm if you are interested in food additives/ food ingredients business .

We are Qixiang Industrial Co.,Ltd, a manufacturer of corn processing products such as :

crystalline fructose(fruit sweet),

Dextrose monohydrate

Corn starch

Dextrose anhydrous


Sodium Gluconate

Liquid glucose


Ammonium bicarbonate FG

Sodium metabisulfite FG

wheat Gluten


Corn gluten meal

xanthan gum etc.

We also import red wine,olive oil,beverage from Colombia etc.
Our products are mainly used as food and beverage ingredients.And all of our products are non-GMO.

If you have any need,no hesitate to contact us.

Any of your feedback will be appreciated.

We hereby promise that we only export goods of excellent quality , if any claim we will pay by cash .

Best reagrds

Joseph wei


Web :www.qxindustrial.com (for chemicals )

E-mail: joseph@qxindustrial.com

MSN: startflying@hotmail.com


Qixiang aims to be your faithful partner in China.

Posted by HMB2010 09:11 Comments (0)

South America Pictures


Hi again,

Throughout my travels I tried to enjoy the experience of activities and not worry too much about capturing pictures of everything. That being said, I still took over 800 pictures over the 3 months!! Some of my fellow travelers on the Antarctic cruise took over 2000 on the 10 day voyage. I am positive they got better shots, but I think my pics capture at least the essence of the frozen continent and will be great reminders for me of my epic adventure!

I have trolled through the pics and whittled it down to my favorite 100 or so. If you need a minutes distraction in your day, I hope you will enjoy!

Here is the link to my pics


Thanks for sharing my adventures with me!

Posted by HMB2010 10:24 Archived in USA Comments (0)


White frozen wonderful!

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Typical southern Antarctic scene

Typical southern Antarctic scene

Hi all,

I just returned from the true end of the world!! My cruise to Antarctica was incredible! My friend Barbara and I set sail from Ushuaia, Argentina through the Beagle channel and into open waters of the Drake Passage. The Drake is affectionately known as the Drake Shake or the Drake Lake. Just days before we left a much larger cruise ship had become disabled in the middle of the Drake in over 30 foot waves - the dreaded Drake Shake which left nearly everyone aboard sea sick. Luckily for us, we got the Drake Lake on both of our passings so no sea sickness!!!!! Although everyone on board, myself included, did wear the sea sick patch which left us drowsy and sleepy for the 2 days it took to cross the Drake Passage each way - but certainly much better than the alternative!!

During the crossing there wasn´t much to see other than waves and some beautiful southern birds - a few types of albatross and numerous types of petrals and terns. But as we approach the outer barrier islands of Antarctica we started to spot humpback whales!!! We saw quite a few of them and they were HUGE and very graceful as they made their surface sweeps for food and air before jack knifing back down to the depths. Although I didn´t see any breach, we saw lots of beautiful tails/flukes as they made their dives. We also started to see floating ice and were on the look out for our first ice berg sighting. Our ship´s crew catagorized ice bergs into 2 sizes, small and large, with large being - literally - bigger than a house!

Amazingly, our first real ice berg sighting was not only huge (it was probably as big as a brooklyn brownstone!), but included a colony of penguins floating along for a ride!! Although it is hard to capture the scale of all items in Antarctica, here is a pic!
First Iceberg!

First Iceberg!

This sighting got us super excited for the next 5 days ahead. We spend time exploring a number of the barrier islands and getting onshore to the Antarctic mainland. By far my favorite parts were watching all of the penguins!! They were everywhere and were really funny to watch waddle around from their nests and walk amount the colonies and head out for swims. Many of them made "penguin highways" in the deep snow that they all used to walk around. It was even great to see them swim as they like to torpedo out above the water to avoid the seals and get some air. In addition to the penguins we saw mostly sea birds, seals and whales. But by far the penguins were the most prolific and fun to watch. When we were on shore we were able to get within feet of them! It is late spring down here and for the most part all the penguins were sitting on their eggs, but we did manage to see some chicks that had clearly just hatched!

Penguins hiking up their track

Penguins hiking up their track

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Penguins on the nest with a chick

Penguins on the nest with a chick

One other fun item to note is that I went for a dip in the Antarctic sea!! How you ask. Well, one of our stops was a volcanic caldera that is sunk to sea level, but is still active and as such there is heat coming up through the black volcanic sand on the beach and our crew dug us a little pool with sea water that quickly got to hot tub temperatures. So a quick dip into the ocean and then into the hot tub!!

We made 2 stops to "populated villages" during our trip. The first was Port Lockroy, a musuem supported by the british government preserving their base there that was established during WWII. There are 4 ladies there that spend the summer months accepting visitors and preserving the one cabin! The second stop was to the 10 guys that spend 9 months each year at the Ukranian research base Vernasky. Luckily for us the Ukranians in their wisdom decided a bar was necessary to pass away the long lonely months down here. So we got to enjoy a home made vodka at the southern most bar in the world!

Here are a couple more pics to give you a general sense of sights down in Antarctica. I loved all of the pristine snow, ice, icebergs and animals. It was truly a trip of a lifetime.
Barb and I arrive to the Antarctic continent!

Barb and I arrive to the Antarctic continent!

Sadly my south america adventure comes to an end today as I fly back to OH for the holidays and some babysitting. I am really looking forward to get home for the holidays (and to see my sweet little Finn!!!). I will make at least one more post with a link to my photos once I have them all organized and edited so be on the look out.

Thanks so much for following along with me and thanks for your posts. It is so fun to hear from loved ones when I am traveling!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!

Posted by HMB2010 07:31 Archived in Antarctica Comments (3)

Southern Patagonia!!!

Glaciers!! and lots of wind!

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What an amazing week. I arrived into El Calafate, Argentina and southern patagonia is WINDY!! I thought my cab was going to blow off the road on the way to town, but we made it. I quickly arrange to visit the famous Perito Moreno glacier the next day and hoped for better weather as it was snowing lightly, and windy, then rainy, then sunny in the 30 minutes before I booked the tour with the agency. They say that the weather here changes every 5 minutes and they are pretty much right! Southern patagonia is pretty much wide open light greenish pasture land as far as the eye can see for miles and miles until they butt up against the andes mountains. The landscape felt open, lonely, empty, windy and unlimited. It was truly beautiful.

El Calafate does not have much going on in its own right and is really an entry point for hikers and rock climbers to get over to the mountains and hike or view the glaciers. The Perito Moreno which is the most visited mainly because geography permited a road and hiking paths to access an ideal look out point. The glacier is AMAZING!! I do not think I can convey how huge and incredible this enourmous block of ice is. Pictures do not do it justice, but here are a couple anyway. This glacier is moving into Lake Argentina anywhere from 2 cm to 2 meters! a day! It is about 120 feet high and about a half mile wide. This glacier is continuing to get lots of snow on its upper sections and so it continues to grow and move into the lake (vs most other glaciers that are shrinking around the planet). To me the most amazing aspects were the deep blue of the ice cracks and the ice itself (due to less oxygen in the compressed ice) and the sounds of the ice moving. Typically you could hear a resonant boom before you saw ice fall off the face of the glacier into the lake. Other times it sounded like a gun shot as ice somewhere deep inside the glacier collapsed.
Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

Glaciers 2

Glaciers 2

After viewing the glaciers from the walkways, hiking and sweating uphill over a mile in the sunny heat, my guides strapped on my crampons and we put back on all of our coats and cold weather gear to walk on the glacier. We hiked around for about 4 hours and let me tell you, crampons must be so named because they cramp up your feet! It was a jarring walk on the feet and joints after so long, but the views of the ice were awesome and so different from what you see on the face. Up on top of the glaciers you can see rivers and lakes of pristine melted ice. The deepest blues were found down long cracks that appeared limitless.
Glacial Lake

Glacial Lake

What a great day!

I spent the last 5 days over in Torres del Paine national park in chile. If I thought El Calafate was windy, it has nothing on most of my time hiking around Torres. While not constantly windy, it gusted wind that was anywhere from barely ruffling your hair to literally knocking you off your feet which required severe bracing into the wind or holding onto something big and heavy. Interestingly most of the time the wind was cold, but one day it was warm wind and we spent that day hiking in t shirts. But mostly it was a little chilly unless I was vigorously walking uphill and burning the muscles. I was constantly putting clothing layers on and off.

The views were amazing. The landscape here is so rugged and brutal that it is surprising that so many people were here hiking and so much wildlife is supported in the park (guanos, ostrich, sheep, horses, fox, hares, flamingos, tons of birds etc.). Here is a typical of shots. Some people never get to see this vew of the horns because they are usually misted-clouded over, but we were lucky with the weather. For me the actual Torres were a little less spectacular.
The Horns - Torres del Paine, Chile

The Horns - Torres del Paine, Chile

The Torres del Paine over my tent

The Torres del Paine over my tent

While in the park I "camped" at the cascada ecocamp, it is an enviromentally friendly permanent camp site in the park - google it if interested - which was amazing - even without having any heater in my tent/dome!

Soon I am off to my antarctic cruise!! More later!

Posted by HMB2010 13:44 Archived in Chile Comments (7)

The Lakes Districts

Argentina and Chile!

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Sorry for the long delay in posting! Traveling gets busy...

After a glorious few days of excessive quantities of wonderful Argentinian wine and beef we made our way down south to Bariloche, Argentina. Bariloche is technically the northern boundary of Patagonia, but is more commonly known as the Lakes District for the numerous glacial lakes that were carved millenium ago. Bariloche has a little bit of an identity problem. The town looks more or less like it was airlifted from a swiss mountainside. There are hansel and gretel style houses and buildings and restaurants serving apple struedel and kuchen (in addition to argentinian foods). It is a weird mix of beautiful mountain and lake views (not quite as pretty as what I imagine one sees in Switzerland), crazy architecture and lots of touristy shops selling chocolate. Why this town is known for its chocolate, who knows. but we loved it!!

We rented a car and drove on the "7 Lakes" road about a 200 kilometers north through the beautiful mountains along - yes, 7 lakes, to the gorgeous mountain town of San Martin de Los Andes. it is a ski town that was lovely in this spring off season and we scored into renting an incredibly cute 3 bedroom cabin for what we have been paying for average hotel rooms. What a treat to have a cabin to stretch out and enjoy a kitchen for a change!

Our days were spent doing short day hikes and just relaxing and enjoying the fresh air and views. Here is a pretty typical scene.
The Lakes

The Lakes

It is early springtime down here and nearly everywhere are these incredible flowering yellow bushes/trees. They are slightly fragrant right when they budd out and I have loved seeing them everywhere. We understand the flowers last only a few weeks and the area is pretty much green for the rest of the year. Aside from the yellow there are tons of other flowing plants and trees. And as it is not summertime, there are very few crowds so it is so easy for us to travel around and enjoy the views to ourselves.
The yellow flowers

The yellow flowers

After a few days here we took a 6 hour bus over the Andes to Puerto Varas, Chile to see the chilean side of the lakes district. The views were very similar, although maybe a little less green and a little more dry on the Chile side. As the scenery was similar, we decided to take the 4 hour bus down to an island off the Chilean coast called Chiloe. It is a beautiful rugged island that gets tons of rain and was green and lush (luckily for us it only rained one night and a little drizzle one morning, all while we were happily inside!). The town we stayed in was called Castro and is known for its "Palafito" houses that are built on stilts over the tidal flows of the pacific ocean. Being low season, we lucked into renting one of the Palafito houses all to ourself. Katie and I loved it and if one we could have one overlooking the Hudson River in NYC we would be set! Here is a pic of the palafitos at low tide. our rental was the yellow house in the middle of the pic.
The Palafitos of Chiloe

The Palafitos of Chiloe

Chiloe is know for its seafood and farms salmon, oysters, mussels and clams - and we enjoyed them all. Their oysters were so fresh and incredible and at $0.50 each the complete bargin!! Last night I had the local dish of salmon stuffed with - ready- cheese, tomatoes and slices of pork sausage. I was doubtful of the combination, but it was incredible!!! Another who knew culinary moment!

Katie and I parted ways this a.m. as she has more time for Patagonia than me. Thanks Katie for great travels!!
I am on an hour lay over on my 10 hour bus ride back to Bariloche to catch my flight down to the southern Patagonian town of El Calafate, Argentina. I will be hiking over glaciers and in the Torres de Paine Park in Chile for the next week. More updates to come.

Last, on the reading front. I read A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. It was a beautifully written novel with some great twists. I would recommend it. I am just about finished with Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens as I decided to delve into a classic. The reading has been taking a backseat to my newly downloaded Texas Hold ém game.... so distracting, but fun!

More soon!

Posted by HMB2010 08:48 Archived in Argentina Comments (1)

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