Reunion June 10th 2007 There wasn't much point in finally coming to rest at five in the morning, only to have to get up one and a half hours later. As I lay there like a trainwreck looking at the dreary and rainy morning outside, it would have been an easy thing to call off the border excursion to Shenzhen, were it not for the fact that I had already made plans with three of my friends. And what a plan it was! As ... read more
Asia » China » Guangdong » Shenzhen 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
Meh... readers beware. I originally started this log to keep my mother up to date during a longer trip, but I quickly realized I wasn't about to waste my precious time off by sitting in some shady Internet café updating a blog nobody will read anyway. Nowadays it is more of a personal nostalgia and ego thing, but by all means, feel free to enjoy the speculations and hybris which will no doubt get reality checked soon enough.
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