Missing the Blue Skies

I’m back from my month-long adventure in Thailand and I’m not too happy about it. China is cold and damp, and grey while Thailand was filled with amazing food, clear skies, green jungles and warm temps. Thailand is so close, and so cheap I can’t believe it took me so Read more…

Solitude and Craziness

So before I go traveling I have about a month of doing nothing. The first few weeks flew by, with lunch and dinner appointments, friends birthdays (In Shanghai and elsewhere), and hangouts with students and friends. But now everyone has gone back home, all the foreign teachers have left for Read more…

Bird Flu Time!

If it’s not one thing in China it’s another. In the short time I’ve been here I’ve lived through swine flu, extreme pollution not to mention the hazards of daily life including fake eggs, gutter oil and, in general shocking low levels of food safety. Now I’ve got bird flu Read more…