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Experiencing Public Life in China – A Guide to Finding Yourself as an Uptight Westerner

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | Views [939]

At first I was a little uncomfortable, a little confused. The old man stood in front of me, looked me up and down and drew heavily on his cigarette. Initially I tried to avoid eye contact; ‘perhaps he’ll go away soon’, I thought. Some ... Read more >

Tags: china, dancing, finding yourself, pyjamas, singing, westerner

Dai Minority Dining in Kunming, Yunnan

Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | Views [1216]

Turning off the main street, just past the train line, an alley cuts in between a series of squat aging apartment blocks. Steel frames dress the windows above. Potted plants rest on window sills. A small shop stocked with drinks and cigarettes stands ... Read more >

Tags: china, dai minority, food, kunming, yunnan

IV's and Cigarettes - Community Clinics in China

Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | Views [738]

I look up at the shiny metal stand next to my bed as the fifth bottle of intravenous drip slowly empties itself into my blood stream. I had planned to let it run its course before I went to the toilet, but the urge to relieve myself has become unbearable.... Read more >

Tags: china, good poisoning, kunming, local clinic

Photos: China

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

China 2015
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Counterfeit Foods are Choking China's Food Culture

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | Views [1362] | Comments [3]

A distinct chemical burn appears in my throat, I start to choke on my sushi roll. I look down at my bowl of soy sauce where a sheen of chemical slick has developed on the liquid surface. What the hell is this stuff? I ask as I examine the fresh tube ... Read more >

Tags: china, counterfeit, cuisine, culture, food, kunming

The Farcical Case of the Chicken Bought at Sunrise

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | Views [1073] | Comments [2] | Scholarship Entry

It was dark as we clambered over the tall, iron gate at the foot of the mountain. A guard stumbled out of a small hut, shining a torch in our direction. "We want to see the sunrise on top of the mountain", my friend explained. He waved us on. At the ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Monkey Drum – An Unsettling Introduction to Chongqing

Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | Views [848]

It was muggy disembarking the intercity train from Chengdu. Crowds of people pushed through the gates exiting the station. Emerging the other side, we made our way down to the subterranean leg of the metro network, Chongqing. Underground, the air was ... Read more >

Tags: chongqing, monkey drum

Songpan - A bad Trip on an Otherwise Good Journey

Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | Views [826]

Behind the glass window in the ticket hall of the bus station at the northern end of Songpan in the Aba prefecture of Sichuan, a middle age woman methodically typed information into her computer, printed and stapled together a two-part ticket and exchanged ... Read more >

Tags: china, langmosi, sichuan, songpan, tibetan autonomous region

Passport & Plate - Gong Bao Zhi Ding

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients 2 Chicken breasts cubed 2 Large spring onions thick sliced (can be substituted with celery or leek) 200g raw peanuts A handful of whole dried chilies sliced in half and deseeded 1 small piece of ginger sliced 3-4 cloves of garlic sliced ... Read more >
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Tags: Passport & Plate: ITALY 2014

Earth-Porn, Injury, and a Touch of Tibetan Hospitality

Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Views [1577]

Heading north from Chengdu into the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, signs direct traffic up a winding mountain road to the not so aptly named Jiuzhaigou “Scenic Area”. Frankly, passing off this extraordinary UNESCO world heritage, AAAAA ... Read more >

Tags: china, earth-porn, hospitality, jiuzhaigou, sichuan, tibetan

A Monk From the Future

Friday, 17 May 2013 | Views [12017]

As I sit in a vegetarian restaurant in the Tibetan district of Chengdu, chewing on particularly tasty chunk of imitation lamb, I observe a Tibetan monk on the table opposite, thumbing messages in to his smart phone with one hand, lips moving silently ... Read more >

Tags: chengdu, china, monks, temples

Finding Love in People's Park in the Time of Internet Dating

Monday, 6 May 2013 | Views [1307] | Comments [2]

Among the frenzied ruckus of blaring music, ballroom dancing, opera singing, and endless chatter in Peoples Park Chengdu is found a network of paths intersecting through the trees. People young and old gather here and shuffle up and down the pathway ... Read more >

Tags: chengdu, china, marriage market, peoples park

Photos: Chengdu, China

Monday, 6 May 2013 | Photo Gallery

Chengdu 2013
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