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As Returned…Wenzhou, Wet and Murky

The conditions in which these two pictures were taken, where I’ve been ‘teaching’ English for the past year, bares no resemblance to the conditions I returned to find Wenzhou in: cold, dreary and wet. Much like the outward journey. One … Continue reading

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LIfe Aboard A Sleeper

Two or three Russians were in residence. One, overtly using his laptop, promptly dragged himself away from the table, dragging his wired-up notebook with him which clattered onto the floor. Luckily for him, it wasn’t broken. I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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How Chinese Can Gamble And Travel

In every Chinese major city, you’re bound to find one, that is if you’re not strolling around window shopping. They stick out, are gigantic and are multi-storied constructs. The basement and first floor house mainly electrical goods: DVD players, woofers, … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts About Vietnam, Hanoi, and a Saunter Under Neo-Lights

I wasn’t looking forward to a repeat performance, a 24 hour bus journey back to Wenzhou, so I bought some sleeping tablets, hoping they’d stave off the effects of insomnia. I had a chat with an English tourist who’d just … Continue reading

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Mui Ne – Chatting About Kite Surfing

“If you do that, I’ll fly away.” I took up the Dane’s offer of getting involved in kite surfing. He offered to teach me how it’s done, at least the basics. I agreed to meet him on the beach near … Continue reading

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Squeezing Through Chinese Customs – Helpless in Hanoi

There is a distinctive ambivalence about the foreign presence in China: cautious, hesitant, admiring. It is borne out – quite apparently – in such isolated phrases that say all foreign nationals should be expelled; any untoward behaviour should be discouraged, … Continue reading

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Yangmei Old Town – A Step back in Time

‘The English girls’ who had earlier parted their ways from their friend, left a goodwill message on the warden’s desk before leaving. They both had a sense of humor, second to none, that was used recounting some experiences during a … Continue reading

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