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Travel Report: The Forbidden City, Beijing.

April 2010. Home to a succession of Chinese emperors, The Forbidden City served as the political heart of China for over five hundred years. Virtually unrivalled in scale and grandeur, some historians claim this is Planet Earth’s largest palace complex! It’s certainly China’s biggest compound of ancient buildings, with over nine hundred temples, pavilions, halls, […]

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Travel Report: Shangdi, Beijing.

The sleepy, unremarkable Beijing neighbourhood of Shangdi in Haidian District stands as the dictionary definition of a non-place. There is very little to see and even less to do. As a result, very few foreigners pass through Shangdi. And yet somehow, this is where I lived for two years teaching English at a tiny language school […]

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Yangshuo Master Chefs, a short story from China.

Yangshuo Master Chefs, a short story from China. After a prolonged period of stability, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and traveling. “Oh crap!” I cried, as S went […]

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The Long Hair Ladies of Yao, a short story from China.

The Long Hair Ladies of Yao, a short story from China. After a prolonged period of stability, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and traveling. “So that was Guilin!” […]

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Jia Jia and the Warriors, a short story from China.

Jia Jia and the Warriors, a short story from China. After a prolonged period of stability, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and traveling. The slow train from Beijing […]

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Goodness Gracious, Great Wall of China! A short story.

Goodness Gracious Great Wall of China! After a prolonged period of stability, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and traveling. “Put your cookies in the bag!” I cried, addressing […]

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Sub Zero Adventures, a short story from China.

Sub Zero Adventures, a short story from China. After a prolonged period of stability, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and traveling. Waiting for the hangman’s noose to be […]

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