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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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Bad Moon Rising – a short story from Beijing, China.

After a prolonged period of stabilization and life-altering romance, 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 travelling. I can pinpoint the exact moment our seemingly idyllic teaching jobs began […]

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The Children and the Witch – a short story from Beijing, China.

After a prolonged period of stabilisation and life-altering romance, 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 travelling. “You wanna Jeans?” shrieked a faceless woman as we sauntered down the […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Naughty – a short story from Beijing, China.

Reading from China? This short story contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! —— After a prolonged period of stabilization and life-altering romance, 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 […]

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