No trip to China would be complete without a stop in Shanghai. During my short stay in the ‘Paris of the East,’ I filmed a few of the attractions and restaurants I visited, so watch this video and maybe you’ll … Continue reading →
BRIEF update. Last night I arrived in Shanghai. I’m flying solo and staying in a hostel. During my stay I’ll try my best to capture the vibe of China’s coolest city by filming scenes, taking photos and eating street noms. Next week … Continue reading →
Most people in China have never even seen an American football, let alone try to throw one accurately. In this video, I’m giving random Chinese people the chance to do just that, and a chance to win 10RMB, if they … Continue reading →
If you’re a foreigner living or traveling in Asia, sometimes nature calls when you least expect it. And if you’re far from home, you’ll have to run to the nearest public restroom to take care of business. Unlike in western bathrooms, … Continue reading →
If you travel to Qingdao, you have to visit the Tsingtao Brewery, or the “World of Tsingtao.” Within its red brick walls lies the historic secrets of the Tsingtao brewing process, some bizarre exhibits, and of course, free beer.
The Chinese flea market is a place where farmers, artisans, salesmen and chefs pack together snugly to sell their wares in a giant dirt lot divided by rows of trees and small tents. Watch this video to get an up-close … Continue reading →
The best way to immerse yourself in Chinese culture is by sampling its street food. So if you’re ready for some intercultural mouth-watering deliciousness, watch this video of the top 5 Chinese street foods and prepare to salivate uncontrollably.
One of the best parts of living in Asia is discovering off-the-beaten-path, authentic street food spots. The street scene in China is characteristically charming, but few places are as charming as this bus-turned-restaurant in Rizhao, China.
I’ve adjusted to the culture shock of being a white guy in China well enough, but one aspect of living here will never sink in: Chinese bromance with foreigners. Sometimes living in the PRC makes me feel like a smoking … Continue reading →
As a country undergoing the grandest developmental makeover in recent history, China is becoming an increasingly popular destination for ESL teachers and backpackers alike. Traveling to China for the first time can be intimidating, but it shouldn’t be if you … Continue reading →
Americans snack on beef jerky. Chinese people snack on chicken feet. After months of living in China and seeing—but never touching—pre-packaged chicken feet on the shelves of every supermarket here, the time has come to sample this oddly popular Chinese snack. … Continue reading →
Today, I eat freshly prepared tanghulu (糖葫芦), a traditional Chinese street snack made of candied fruit on a stick. Watch this video to see how the street vendor prepares fresh tanghulu, then watch me sample this sweet Chinese treat.
Let’s be honest. As a westerner, living in China vs. Thailand is an unfair fight. Thailand will win any day of the week because it’s geared toward outsiders and China is geared toward the Chinese. But before you totally discount … Continue reading →
The 2014 Winter Olympics have relocated from Sochi, Russia to Rizhao, China. Today’s events feature Colombia versus the United States competing in an exciting new winter event you’ve probably never heard of.
If you follow the blog, you know that my trip to Beijing wasn’t all I’d hoped it would be. To add insult to injury, on my last day in the cold grey capital city of China, I was scammed by … Continue reading →
A week ago, I was looking forward to documenting my 5-day vacation in Beijing by creating a short travel video packed with cool shots of the city, travel advice and my personal experiences. That was pretty much my sole purpose for vacationing to Beijing.
QINGDAO, Jan. 27th—I checked into a hotel to rest my tired bones. My irritability and grogginess reached their peaks following a full day of travel and my lost checked suitcase when I actually agreed to pay ¥230 ($37) for a bed … Continue reading →
If you’re an American living in the United States, I’m sorry, but you probably aren’t using your nationality to its fullest potential. Sure, you get to honor the flag during baseball games, barbecue hotdogs on the 4th of July and … Continue reading →
In this video I ask students in China what they want for Christmas, and it turns out that ordinary apples are the Christmastime Tickle-Me-Elmo of China. Watch this video and you’ll see what I mean. Students here love apples, and they … Continue reading →