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I recently created an Adventures Around Asia Facebook page! Like me on Facebook to get blog updates straight to your Facebook newsfeed. I’ll also post interesting articles I find and travel photos now and again. Whooo technology! Advertisements

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Liebster Award Round 2!

The Liebster Award is a pay it forward blogger nomination given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. Last summer I was nominated by R, the author of China Elevator Stories. Recently, I was nominated again by Xiananigans (thanks!!). … Continue reading

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Skin Bleaching In Africa and Asia

A while back I posted my academic research Capstone Project called Bai Fu Mei: An In Depth Look at the Chinese Quest for Lighter, Brighter and Whiter Skin. In my paper I discussed the difference between skin whitening and skin … Continue reading

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10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

A few weeks ago I came across this article listing travel tips for Japanese people visiting America. I’ve always enjoyed guide books and articles on travel in America because it’s so interesting to see how my own culture is viewed through … Continue reading

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Women’s Day

Last Thursday I received a text from Lynn: “(101) 7:55-8:35, (109) 9:40-10:20, (103) 10:30-11:10. The time for class has been changed tomorrow because of the celebrating activity.” “Celebrating activity?” I replied. “Will you meet us at the front gate of … Continue reading

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Adventure Awaits

AYC is having its first annual photo essay and video competitions. Naturally, I entered both, because let’s face it, what else am I going to do with my time? My last post, This is Home, was my photo essay contribution, and … Continue reading

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This is Home: A Photo Essay of My Ningbo Experience

I thought I was immune to culture shock. I studied abroad in China for seven months and I speak Chinese almost fluently. I’ve been jostled in China’s largest cities, and stranded in some of China’s smallest towns. I’ve traveled to … Continue reading

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The 14% Student: Why Guanxi Kills My Soul

In my last post I talked about my experience giving final exams and grades to almost 1,000 students. I also mentioned that I had to fail 2/900 of my students. This is the story of the student who earned a 14%. … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to live in a Tier 2 or 3 City in China

Below is a guest post written by Brandon King: Brandon runs SmartIntern China Internships (website link), a company which pairs students and recent graduates with jobs and entry-level positions in Shanghai, China. For me, the decision on which city in … Continue reading

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Why You Should Date People Who Have Studied or Lived Abroad

I recently came across an article on GoOverseas.com titled Why You Should Date A Girl Who Studied Abroad. While the article is specifically written for men, I think a lot of her points can be used to describe a wide … Continue reading

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