Sorry for the hiatus. I may or may not have been staying awake ’til the ass crack of dawn watching the World Cup with friends here in Rizhao these past two weeks. Also, I’ve been busy solidifying my legal residency in … 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 →
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 →
Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of my deliverance from domestic adulthood. I started this blog over a year ago to share my experiences abroad with others, and if I had only one bit of advice to give, it would be … 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 →
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.
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 →
Backpacking and living abroad are not the same thing. Backpacking involves frequent migration to new cities and countries until your savings are depleted. Living abroad is experiencing the lifestyle of a single foreign country for a prolonged period. Both are … Continue reading →