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My Spontaneous New Years Trip

This year, the Chinese government gave everyone Wednesday January 1st off for the Western New Year. Since I work at a boarding school, the administration wanted to give the students Thursday and Friday off as well, so that they could … Continue reading

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Black Market Train Tickets

This post is a continuation of A Chianese Engalish is a best Engalish, where I detail my month-long trip this summer to Qinghai, Tibet, Nepal, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The next morning I woke up sunburnt and exhausted. My stomach … Continue reading

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Midnight Bus Rides and Hostage Suitcases

After a crazy day of shipping all of my things from Beijing to Shanghai and Ningbo (except for my Rick Steve’s travel backpack) Yoko and I were off to Xining, Qinghai! Qinghai is a large province north of Sichuan and … Continue reading

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Mooncakes Mooncakes and More Mooncakes

Happy Mid Autumn Festival Everyone! The full moon is high in the sky and I am surrounded by more mooncakes than anyone could ever eat. I just got back from a quick trip to Hong Kong to get my work … Continue reading

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