An oasis in the desert, the birthplace of Buddhism in China Our Trip to Dunhuang was in fact, the highlight of our short visit out west. 100F in the day, but cool at night, we dined on dates and other local foods while experiencing all that the desert had to offer Escaping Qinghai was aContinue reading “Trip Report: Dunhuang”
“You’ve come at a bad time, actually.” These were the first words I heard off the plane from my coworker who was living in the small capitol city of Xining that had, for the past month and a half, encouraged me to come out to the gorgeous province of Qinghai in order to view theContinue reading “Trip Report: Qinghai”
静安寺 A Glittering Gold Recreation in Shanghai A joke amongst the locals, a tourist trap even in the deadly heat of summer, we wandered in an hour before closing and had the famous landmark to ourselves.
I’ve given a few interviews about the pandemic as an expat abroad, mostly from podcasters and political activists who hope that getting some word across from China would change local policy. I really wasn’t sure what they wanted from me, the Chinese response to the pandemic was scattershot at best and there is no oneContinue reading “An American Abroad Part II – The Pandemic”
I think one thing I never realized, or identified with when I was stateside was that I was an American. Of course, you know this when you live there, when you make jokes about how awful your country is, or in relation to Canadians, but when you live abroad, it becomes a marker of yourContinue reading “An American Abroad – Part I: Epidemic.”