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Enlightening! A short story from China.

Enlightening! 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 what do you think?” grinned Candy, as we […]

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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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