Steppin' Out: An Excursion to the Yellow River May 2nd 2010 Taking some sun, eating good food and causing a stir in a small town
It started with an invitation from Lulu: it's a labor holiday this weekend, and her family was geared up to get outdoors. Lulu said they were going to see the Yellow River, so of course I had to accept!
There were nine of us: One grandma, one father, one mother, one aunt, four cousins, and one bewildered laowai. ... read more
Asia » China » Inner Mongolia » Hohhot For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I lived in Huhehaote, Inner Mongolia - "The Blue City" - for 13 months, up to this past October. I now live in my home state in the USA, where I have reconnected with my romantic interest; where I am working to make a little money; and where I am dreaming of travelling again, writing a book, and/or going to graduate school in Chinese Language or Asian Studies.
Hobbies: reading, writing, watching movies, doing martial arts when I have the time, blogging and Facebooking when I shouldn't.
"You can always go home, so long as you realize home is a place you hav... full info