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

CHINA | Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | Views [702]

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

CHINA | Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | Views [917]

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

CHINA | Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | Views [555]

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


Counterfeit Foods are Choking China's Food Culture

CHINA | Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | Views [1157] | 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


Songpan - A bad Trip on an Otherwise Good Journey

CHINA | Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | Views [626]

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


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

CHINA | Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Views [1364]

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

CHINA | Friday, 17 May 2013 | Views [11835]

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

CHINA | Monday, 6 May 2013 | Views [1097] | 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



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