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Tagged With: Beijing

Letting Go, Letting Life

The trek was over. I got back to Zhuhai, my home in China for the past eleven months. But though I was done trekking, I wasn’t through with traveling: I had 48 left in China to ready for a long journey back to Minnesota. This included the boring stuff like getting all my money out … Continue reading »

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The Final Leg

This three-week journey through central China capped off my 11-month stay in China. After it, I returned to my China home of Zhuhai for two days of preparations, reflection, and final good-byes to all of China. Bu first, my three week trip ended with a brief bit in the historic city, Xi’an. An ancient capital … 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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Beijing: On a Day of Worship

Howdy, Readers! Day two of my trek through China had me getting to know some lesser-known, but more personable aspects of China’s capital, Beijing. Having gotten in late the night before, I reserved this day for what I was taught Sundays to be: the Sabbath and/or lazy days for whatever. It was a real walk … Continue reading »

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One Final Trek: Off to Beijing

After my year teaching was complete, I set off. I had amassed an amazing amalgamation of experiences in and around Zhuhai. But free from my job, it was time to explore far off places in China. The next several posts will be an account of this trip I took almost exactly a year ago to the … Continue reading »

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