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I was in a Chinese Christmas Commercial

Merry Christmas! This year I got to check off something that’s mostly likely because I live in China and not because I’m pretty. Usually making commercials in Shenzhen sta...

In China, Dec 23, 2021

Spooky Ride through LinZhai Ruins

Somewhere on page 19 of my favorite site for travelling in China bytravel.cn, there was an entry for 林寨 (forest stronghold). Crumbling house? Em, eww, maybe. It went on my "to-go...

In China, Cycling, Oct 30, 2021

Cycling to Covid's Ground Zero

Bike trip from Nanchang to Wuhan (Covid's ground-zero). My Chinese is good enough that I can now misread things, apparently. The "hard sleeper" ticket I was fortunate to get magically...

In China, Cycling, Oct 01, 2021

House Hunting in Post-Covid China

A new job in a new city was where I pictured myself when thinking about my escape from Huawei, but it seemed Shenzhen was the only place hiring. My new job is on the other side of the...

In China, Expat Life, Jan 15, 2021

Forced to Take a Covid Test in China

This week I decided to revisit a spot I didn’t get to on a previous trip; someone had mentioned that Pingtian was a beautiful town in the mountains. Come to realize, this part o...

In China, Cycling, Jan 06, 2021

Motorbiking across Myanmar

I’ve only been at work for four months and already get a week of paid vacation for China’s national holiday.

In Southeast Asia, Oct 04, 2019

A Traditional French Christmas

Granted it’s well past the fact, but no one really reads this blog anyway.

In France, Food, Dec 23, 2018

The Last of Fall at Gran Paradiso

I woke up cold in an empty campsite, beside a trailer with its blinds down. The off-season provided little approbation of how to use this big empty space, but I followed the park mand...

In Italy, Oct 19, 2018

The Around Town Cuisine

Three foods of France: the ubiquitous tartare de bœuf enjoyed France-wide, the alpine favorite raclette spanning several regions, and the dauphinois-locals-only ravioles.

In France, Sep 20, 2018

De-Frechifying your English

De-Frechifying your English

In France, Apr 23, 2018