Travels

Shantou and the Teochews

I visited Shantou last year but have only gotten around to sharing what the city is like. You can read and see more photos at “Exploring Shantou’s vanishing treaty port…

Dubai: Steel, sand and sea

The last few days were well-spent lounging on the beach facing the Straits of Hormuz. The weather has been most welcoming in Dubai, balmy low to high twenties depending…

Excuse me, I was in Xinjiang

I apologize for my long absence from the blog. For friends living in China, I hope you had an enjoyable Golden Week holiday, celebrating the National Holidays with…

Up in the air

While playing with (and by that, I mean being bullied by) a screaming bunch of pint-sized kids in the longtang one day, a ruddy-faced boy suddenly asked me, “Have you…