Monthly Archives: June 2015

Death by Dumpling

These cities are really big and nothing ever seems to be next to the last thing. But we are able to get in little catnaps on the bus, which is good because there is a lot of walking once we … Continue reading

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Xi’an

All well. Busy day seeing Summer Palace and flying to Xi’an. Off to see terra cotta warriors now!

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Lean in to the Forward Slope

Today I climbed the Great Wall and that was awesome, but probably the most important thing to know is that I am in the Japanese restaurant at the hotel and I ordered a roll that is called “Local Tyrants Volume,” … Continue reading

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Great Wall!

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Follow the Flag!

So you always mock the tourists following the guide with the flag until you are the tourists following the guide with the flag. Sarah gave us ID badges with a yellow lanyard and once properly tagged we began to introduce … Continue reading

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Sugar Rabbit

My student Jack and I agreed that it was a touch surreal to be standing together on the opposite side of the world. He is spending a month staying with his Aunt and Uncle in a suburb of Beijing. They … Continue reading

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Band-Aid Victory

I packed up this morning after breakfast (did I mention there is a full salad bar at breakfast?) and Sun Li came to help me check out of the hotel. The tour driver arrived promptly and took me to the … Continue reading

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