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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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Travel Report: Qufu – Shandong Province, China.

July 2009. The Chinese town of Qufu is one of the top sights in Shandong Province. After all, this is the hometown of Confucius, arguably the world’s most revered philosopher. As a result, thousands of people flock here every day to pay their respects to the old sage. Consequently, this pocket-sized town, with a population […]

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