Holy Cow! 我的天啊！It seems like this 20 Dollar Travel video series might actually work out! The pilot episode of 20 Dollar Traveling (Shanghai) was relatively popular, especially in China. In fact, lots of opportunities have suddenly emerged after the video went … Continue reading →
If you live in China (or plan to live in China) but don’t speak Chinese, this article is for you. Although it’s technically possible to spend a long time in China without ever learning to speak or read 中文, your life here will … Continue reading →
Foot reflexology based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet, with the premise that such work can have a physical change on the body. It is believed that … Continue reading →
The more I learn about China, the more I realize I don’t know and never will know. That being said, I still have a clearer insight on life in China than I did when I first got here one year … 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 … Continue reading →
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.
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.
Sitting down to eat a traditional Chinese meal with friends is one of the best parts about living in China and one of the best ways to experience Chinese culture. Every so often, my colleagues invite me to join them for … Continue reading →
It’s no secret that China suffers from some of the worst air quality in the world, but how does abhorrent air quality affect people who work or exercise outdoors? I want to see if I can tell the difference between exercising on … Continue reading →
I’ve worked in Asia for more than a year, and up to this point, I’ve lived in obscure towns and cities far from the heart of lights and activity. After visiting the oriental metropolis of Shanghai for six days then returning … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
A typical dorm room in China is crowded with four to six college students. The students share a large public restroom, but hot water is shut off during the winter. So how are they supposed to shower? I asked many … Continue reading →