Author Archives: Fabrizio

Chinese Medicine

I would have killed for some dayquil yesterday.  I left my supply at home, which is foolish, because there is nothing like it available in China, as far as I can tell.  I’m still sick, but feeling better than I … Continue reading

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The Long Post: Shanghai, China

Arriving in Shanghai with knowing quite what to expect, I find a city that surprises me in every way. It is not quite China, and it is not quite New York. This is Shanghai. Continue reading

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The Night Train to Shanghai

A last minute decision pulls me onto a night train headed for Shanghai. 13 hours later, I had been schooled in the ways of life on the rails in China. Continue reading

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Back From Shanghai

I ended up in Shanghai very much on a quick decision.  People that I had met in Beijing were flying out of Guangzhou in a few days, and were planning on stopping in Shanghai first.  Given that I did not … Continue reading

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Random Temple Paintwork

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t take  a single photo today.  It was a good day to take a break from such things and to spend time thinking about what to write.  Writers block is bad, but having too … Continue reading

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Story of a Picture

I came to China to understand a culture and a language. The camera can be a great way to bridge the gap in understanding both. Continue reading

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Life on the Street

In a city like Beijing, it can be easy to get lost in the tangle of new development. Take a look in any of the small places, and chances are fair that you will still catch some of the old-world charm. Continue reading

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The Forbidden City, Revisited

A day trip to the second most famous tourist attraction in China, the Forbidden City. Sometimes it’s the small things that count. Continue reading

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The Temple of Heaven

I take a trip the one of Beijing’s largest and most visited sites, the Temple of Heaven. A classic example of Ming Architecture, and well worth the visit. Continue reading

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Boiling in Beijing, Tiananmen

A failed trip to the Forbidden City, encounters with ignorant Americans and a stupid hot tour of Tiananmen Square. Continue reading

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