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Tagged With: Zhuhai

Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota

All of you who’ve read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I’m sad to see this journey end, I’m excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I’ll be writing many more travel-inspired pieces as I explore new parts of the world. (Next on my radar is East Africa.) … Continue reading »

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Faces of Asia

It might be the single, most powerful image to humans: the face. In it we see so much; and from it we react so much. Ever examine your feelings when seeing different faces? It’s incredible how the subtle changes and appearance of a face can affect us: from the familiarity, relief, and comfort from a … Continue reading »

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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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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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Yangshuo or Bust

Hello Readers! This is the last time you’ll have the pleasure to hear (or that I’ll get to bug you) about my fund-raising drive for my book and eBook based on the articles on this blog. The book will be a rich and insightful look at my year in China and the eBook will offer … Continue reading »

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Made in China

Note: Thank you to all those who took a look at my preview video of my book project! I’m about 30% of the way toward my fundraising goal so I can publish the paperback and format & publish the electronic version. I’m real excited about the project. So if you haven’t checked it out yet, … Continue reading »

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Bamboo U

I heard over the years that we Americans are supposed to be threatened by the countless graduates being pumped out of the universities over in China. Well I figured I ought to check things out for myself. But threat schmet, I was just darned interested in seeing what a college setting out there looked like. … Continue reading »

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Approachably Abrasive

Have you been to a protest lately? Tea Party? Occupy? …Vietnam? We’ve all heard how protests are handled in China. Throughout my time there, I had heard from the locals and expats bits and pieces about this topic, solidifying my notions about protests being a no-no. In fact, I heard that all organized gatherings were … Continue reading »

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Disabled in China

Hello Readers! I hope you enjoyed my time in Hong Kong last week. Any questions about that? No? Good. Let’s move on. Okay, so this week, we go back to the mainland; back to Zhuhai. Living there, I got to go a little deeper with some of my experiences. And on one morning in my … Continue reading »

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