One day in Tianjin May 22nd 2010 Today, I finally met up with my friends (and their friends) who have been doing a semester exchange in Beijing, and we went down south to... Tianjin 天津! Perhaps due to the dearth of fanfare in the way people's responses when I said I was going to Tianjin, it turned out to be more interesting than anticipated - and definitely something different from Beijing (maybe except for the fact that both ... read more
Asia » China » Tianjin 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
Despite having travelled considerably for the better part of my life, these experiences have never made it past scraps of paper bound together by twine, and then often lost in a stash of similar scraps of paper. Much as I love writing, I often felt myself suffering from the poor journaling syndromes mentioned by Dave Fox in his book, Globejotting - "The owners of these journals return home safe and sound, but their journals die a quiet and lonely death".
Right now, I have just begun an overseas internship at China Radio International Online (CRI Online)'s Tra... full info