Category Archives: China

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Chinese Addiction

The Chinese like their Cigarettes. Continue reading

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Traveling to the Beijing CUCAS Office

What should have been a simple trip to pick up some paperwork turns into a classic mess of wrong addresses and poor decision making. Continue reading

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Culture Shock

The true terror of culture shock is that you never really see it coming.  You could be fine for weeks, and then, with little warning, suddenly be overwhelmed by the world around you.  Or, in my particular case, 24 hours … Continue reading

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Travel Vaccines for China

If you are traveling to China anytime in the near future, it is a good idea to stop by your doctors office and arrange to get the necessary vaccines. Here are the most common vaccines suggested before traveling to China. Continue reading

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China Boom

A look at the Asia Society’s ‘China Boom’ project. One hundred experts answer the same question in an attempt to explain China’s growth over the last thirty years. Continue reading

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Post-Mao Photos

My usual excuse is that I don’t have enough time to write, but over the last two weeks this has not been the case.  I simply don’t have anything to write about!  I’m reading a good book on Vietnam (Michael … Continue reading

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The Opera

Oh yeah, that’s right, back again with my first post in about a month or so.  In the world of blogging, I’m not very good at keeping fresh material on the board.  On the other hand, work always takes precedent.  … Continue reading

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Plans and Theroux

The world is big and it is waiting for you! Go Forward! Take risk, change your plans, try new things, and most of all, don’t screw up while in Turkmenistan. Paul Theroux inspires my wanderlust bound brain. Continue reading

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Emei Shan

Emei Shan, the largest of China’s four sacred peaks, presents multiple points of interests: Famous views, ancient temples, and attack monkeys. Continue reading

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The Mao Museum

A day trip in a region surrounding Leshan Brings us to visit the worlds largest Mao memorabilia museum. Hundreds of thousands of Mao buttons later, I had a strange story to tell. Continue reading

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