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The Jellyfish Factor, a short story from China.

The Jellyfish Factor, 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. We’d been hanging out in Qingdao for […]

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Don’t Let Me Down, a short story from China.

Don’t Let Me Down, 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. “Well… this hasn’t worked out too […]

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Take No Notice, a short story from China.

Take No Notice, 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. I was beginning to think we’d never […]

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Two Men and a Refrigerator, a short story from China.

Two Men and a Refrigerator, 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. “This is pretty kooky,” I […]

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The City and the Village Part II, a short story from China.

The City and the Village Part II, 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. “Gooooood moooooorning Jinan!!!” […]

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The City and the Village Part I, a short story from China.

The City and the Village Part I, 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 wow!” cried […]

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Give Me Money!!! A short story from China.

Give Me Money!!! 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. Battling through the rush hour melee at […]

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Noodles and Rice, a short story from China.

Noodles and Rice, 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. I was on the verge of blissful […]

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Travel Report: Lingshang Restaurant Village, Yongjia County.

Ling Shang Restaurant Village, Yongjia County. November 2017. Having spent the afternoon hiking around the wonderful Yongjia Shu Yuan National Park, I had naturally built up quite an appetite! I could have just gone to a local hole-in-the-wall and filled up on some cheerful cheapness. But then I’d have missed out on the wondrous, four […]

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Travel Report: Shu Yuan National Park, China.

Shu Yuan National Park – Yongjia County, China. November 2017. With winter finally starting to hit the southeast of China, I could feel my annual hibernation period calling me. Resolving to squeeze in one final trip before scuttling off to my man cave, I set off for Yongjia County. This rural region of Zhejiang Province […]

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