It’s not like I was trying to live a location independent lifestyle. It just sort of happened, and I certainly wasn’t expecting it. I left my home city of Boston, with a one-way ticket, for what was intended to be [...]
Curious to know what real, traditional Chinese food looks like? This isn’t that imitation Chinese you get from the 24-hour buffet around the corner from your apartment. I’ve lived in China for five months, and these are some of my [...]
Can you picture yourself hitchhiking across Burma or riding a motorbike full speed down the center of an active airport runway? That’s alright. I couldn’t either. Like many people, I thrived on stability and certainty. I enjoyed having future plans, [...]
By western standards, China is a very cheap and inexpensive place to visit. As I’ve outlined previously, the cost of living like a local in China is very, very low. At the small restaurants around the corner from my apartment, [...]
The magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) lies in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on the Jinsha River. Yunnan is diverse, the southern region being more tropical and akin to the climate of Southeast Asia (it borders Burma/Myanmar). Northern Yunnan, [...]
I don’t often discuss my “other” job on here. For all intents and purposes of my blog, I’m a traveler and a writer. But, of course, we are not always as we seem. My “real job,” if you want to [...]
Like with any iconic city, one cannot help but be predisposed to certain images and expectations. New York evokes flashes of the Empire State Building and watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. Sydney recalls the smell of the ocean [...]
My 40 liter rucksack was packed and I was setting out to explore the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan for ten days. I was an English speaking white boy in rural China, with an extremely limited understanding of Chinese. I [...]
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On February 22, 2011, New Zealand’s second-most populous city of Christchurch was hit with a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake, essentially leveling this lively city. Two years later, it still finds itself in a massive state of repair. New Zealand lies [...]
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