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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Small Town Saturday Night

Howl at the moon; shoot out the lights. The folksy folks of small town China reminded me of the community I grew up in. After chugging along 12 hours of train track southbound from Beijing, I arrived at my destination: small town Henan province. Tada! I know. It’s not the first thing on most people’s … Continue reading »

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A Little China Choo-Choo

China train travel. Hmm, what’s that like? Well, that depends on where you are. On my train trip from Zhuhai to Guangzhou–—one city in Guangdong province to another–—the train was brand new and the ride pristine. Elsewhere I went…, not so much. These rides were the stereotype of Chinese train travel. And when I went … Continue reading »

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Beijing Means Business

Here’s a picture book for your eyes and minds highlighting some illegal entrepreneurs, the business district of bustling Beijing and Walmart in China. Enjoy! A common sight in Chinese cities are the street entrepreneurs, selling everything from produce to clothes to books to small electronics. Where I lived, many of these street salespeople were left … Continue reading »

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Beijing: Emperors and Communists

After a lazy Sunday in Beijing, it was time to get into the nitty-gritty and get me an eduvacation. Beijing is one of the most storied capitals around. Its most recent chapters have been written while home to the government we all associate (and some define) with China: —the China Communist Party (CCP). But this … Continue reading »

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