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Tue
30
Jul '13

The Journey to Seda

  Intro What my girlfriend Kay and I expected to be a very normal, fun, relaxing trip to Sichuan’s Northern regions turned out to be anything but. Instead this trip turned out to be much more than we expected both in good ways and bad. The story contains laughter, sadness, good times and bad. Everything […]

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Wed
8
Jun '11

The Guilin Rice Terraces

Recently I’ve had the absolute privilege of checking out one of the most amazing places I have ever been in the world. The Guilin Rice Terraces. My girlfriend Jen’s mom decided to take us on an awesome trip to see the terraces in a small town that was about an hours drive from Guilin. After driving on […]

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Fri
8
Apr '11

Talking to Travelers #3

  Recently Jen and I have opened up our home to couch surfers. Couch-surfing is a worldwide network of travelers who open up their homes for (or sometimes just meet for a drink) with other travelers. If you haven’t seen it before you should check it out! We’ve had some great people stay with us, […]

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Sat
26
Mar '11

Life on the Beautiful Island of Hainan

I must admit I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit recently for a few reasons. Firstly because I’m working on starting 2 businesses, which I’ll talk more about as they progress, and secondly because I’m having too much fun at the beach in my beautiful new home in Sanya! Yes, Jen and I have […]

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Sun
20
Feb '11

The 20RMB River of Xingping Yangshuo

Recently I had the chance to explore the famous Li River of XingPing in YangShuo, Guilin. This river is famous for its beauty and because a section of it was chosen to be featured on the back of China’s 20RMB bill. The town of Xingping is incredibly small and ancient looking with stone streets and […]

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Sat
5
Feb '11

My Experience Hosting a TV Show

Recently I was invited to be the host of an episode of a new Chinese/English tv show called Journey Through China. In this show various foreigners from different places travel around china, interact with the locals and learn various things about Chinese traditions and cultures. My episode focused on the symbol of the dragon. This […]

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Mon
10
Jan '11

Terracota Warriors and Hua Shan Mountain in Xi’an China

A few days after new years my girlfriend and I took a trip to Xi’an China. Xi’an is one of the must see places in China and is the home of the famous Terracotta army. People say if you want to experience China’s culture in the past 100 years visit Shanghai, if you want to […]

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Wed
29
Dec '10

Christmas and Free Hugs in Beijing

This christmas in Beijing was one to remember. My girlfriend Jen and I decided to create a free hugs event here in Beijing Free hugs is not a new idea… but even the idea of simply hugging is not too common here in China. Jen and I wanted to spread some love, and some Christmas […]

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Fri
17
Dec '10

A Day in the Monetary System

Yesterday I went shopping in China with my girlfriend Jen because she wanted to pick out a new camera. We thought we were being pretty smart about it. We spent about 2 hours researching online, looking at tons of camera review sites to find out which ones were the best for our price range. We […]

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Tue
2
Nov '10

Halloween in Beijing

My 2nd halloween has passed in China, this time celebrated in Beijing. I dressed up as a zombie and my girlfriend Jen was a unique type of Chinese ghost. Halloween isn’t well known by all the locals so before we got to the party district we had some pretty fun interactions. A lot of people […]

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