Monthly Archives: January 2014

Love as a Sales Pitch

My friend and I were exploring Yuyuan Garden, which is a historic garden in Shanghai that was restored sometime in the last fifty years or so. There are lots of places for tourists to explore, and this was honestly one … Continue reading

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A Man and His Monkey

I was exploring Nanjing Road, which is one of the famous touristy parts of Shanghai. I was alone, minding my own business as I pushed my way through the crowded sidewalk (there is no personal space in China), when I … Continue reading

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Peeing in China, Part 1

When you’re new to a foreign country, it’s very important to understand the bathrooms. Forget knowing the language, forget culture shock, forget not getting lost on your way from the airport. Peeing is a basic animal function that transcends all … Continue reading

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