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Trip: Year in China

There are [154] stories from my trip: Year in China


Gallery: China

CHINA | Saturday, 6 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

things that happen
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A Lesson in Chinese

CHINA | Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | Views [548]

So far my Chinese lessons have been trying to communicate with street vendors, ticket takers, and random people who I ask for directions. I know the numbers, directions (north, south, east, west), how to ask how much something is, thank you, hello, ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Insults, accusations, realizations

CHINA | Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | Views [533]

When I was younger, I was essentially a B and T girl. Bridge and tunnel. That term that true New Yorkers use to refer to anyone who commutes to The City via the bridge and tunnel system instead actually of living in Heaven or, ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Bargaining

CHINA | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [527] | Comments [3]

I'm a terrible bargainer. I know it's hard to believe. I'm so forceful and assertive (bordering on aggressive) in life. Why shouldn't I be the same with money? But I'm not. It's even more surprising if you know my mom. She's the most amazing ... Read more >

Tags: Markets


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