You might think I traveled alone this holiday, as you see I had a room for one, bought one train ticket and had no one else in my pictures. But that’s not true. I didn’t travel with another person, but I didn’t travel alone. I traveled with someone very popular,
Typhoon Season in Southern China
Living in southern China sure does bring some exciting weather. Spring is the rainy season, but it’s not normal rain, it’s tropical rain storms which come out of nowhere, throws down fire and brimstone for 20 minutes and then blows away. It’s so quick and sporadic my friends and I all
The Great Hangzhou Flood of 2013
As I’m writing this, I’m listening to the pitter patter of rain. No, not the pitter-patter but rather a constant rat-a-tat-tat like a machines going off. It’s been this way for the past 24-hours solid. The ran alternated from fierce to insanely fierce and has only let up once, for
The Blue Skies of the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia
Where I live in China, the pollution isn’t so bad. I’m not in a major city and the campus is surrounded by green, tree-filled mountains which helps to clean the air. Sometimes, I can even see stars at night. But one trip to Inner Mongolia reminded me what I’m missing.
Not Singing in the Rain
On my recent trip to Anhui I wrote about all the rain and flooding I saw. Anhui province is right next to my province, Zhejiang, and apparently we have’t been spared either. Record levels of rain have been making news all over the world (it was even on the front
Baby it's Cold Outside!
Remember when I was complaining how hot it was this summer? I knew at some point I’d be cold and dreaming of those stifling hot days… I just didn’t know it would be so soon. Southern China has had an unusually cold weather plunging the temperatures to freezing and creating