After two months of traveling and relaxing in China, I’m finally settled in Shanghai and have all my crap moved in to my new apartment on-campus at SHSID (Shanghai High School International Division). It’s time to deactivate vacation mode and reboot into teacher mode, and I couldn’t be more excited. Continue Reading →
The only thing better than watching a Chinese street-side vendor cook is watching a beachside vendor cook. Feel the sand under your feet and the salty sea breeze in your hair as you enjoy this short video about cooking and eating squid on a stick.
I’ve been receiving comments and emails lately warning me about the safety of the street food that I eat in my videos. It’s old news that food safety scandals are afoot in China, but it’s definitely not as bad as the media makes it out to be. As somebody who eats Chinese street food almost everyday, I want to shed some light on this gutter oil and rat meat sensationalism and restore foreigners’ courage to try street food in China. Continue Reading →
I love trying new food, especially when I have to travel to eat it. In the far west of China’s XinJiang province is a small city called Kashgar, where you can find an interesting Muslim Uyghur specialty: roasted pigeon. Click here to watch this three-minute video about my first experience with roasted pigeon. Continue Reading →
The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved road on earth. This mountainous stretch of highway runs between western China and Pakistan, and it’s one of the very few routes that crosses through the Himalayas. The mountains, pastures and lakes surrounding this region are absolutely stunning. You have to watch this video to believe what I’m talking about.
Hands down, my favorite part about visiting Xi’an was trying all kinds of new, delicious foods. Watch this special eight-minute video to see some of the street foods that I sampled during my recent trip to Shaanxi’s capital.
My original plan was to hold off until I can post a video about my experience in Xi’an instead of this story-like post, but, since I’m currently traveling in the XinJiang Province—where extraordinarily heavy internet restriction is the norm due to some recent terrorist attacks in this region—I can’t upload videos at the moment. For now, you’ll just have to follow me along on my journey the good ole fashioned way and read about it. Or at the very least, just glance over my photos, you lazy bum! Continue Reading →
After waiting almost two weeks to receive my passport with a renewed residence permit, I’m free to live in China for another year, and my long-awaited journey across China has finally begun. First stop, Zibo, for some delicious homemade jiaozi.Continue Reading →