The Pearl of the Orient June 19th 2010 Got in an hour late to Shanghai; luckily, Matt had found a Starbucks to wait in. We took the metro back to his place so I could “de-train” myself after 17 hours. The journey through Guangzhou had been rather long and sweaty, too, so I was feeling particularly unfresh.
We made a quick plan for the day and then set out for a dumpling lunch. There’s a dumpling place right by his apartment ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai 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
After years of aimlessly plugging away 9 to 5, and having people continuously ask me what I really want to do with my life (while offering some good and not so good suggestions), I've taken a bold step in this adventure called life, and I'm teaching English in Asia. I started out in Shenzhen, China, moved on to Guangzhou, and now I'm in Bangkok, Thailand. I also travel around Asia and enjoy sharing those stories as well.
This is not an undertaking for just anyone, as my friends assure me. I documented the ups and downs of my preparations and now my actual experi... full info