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Yibin, CHINA – My host in Sichuan arranged a pick up for my team and I in Yibin. Her younger brother arrived in a sedan carrying his wife, niece, and two year old. There are two healthy sized young men in my team so our seating arrangements placed the niece, my two [...]Continue Reading →
Yibin (Sichuan Province), CHINA – What a night! We slept on the worst sleeper train in China complete with sights of mostly men in the cabin, odors of smoke and the bathroom, and the constant sound of brakes screeching.
In the middle of the night, the train stopped at a station and I heard [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing to Chengdu, CHINA – Last night Mianzhu in Sichuan province shook from an earthquake of 5.2 on the Richter scale. Because of the earthquake, our train stops often and we are told the railroads are damaged. Thirty minutes outside of Mianyang we stall for over an hour and some passengers complain we should at [...]Continue Reading →
Train No. K117 Beijing to Chengdu, CHINA – My search for tasty family recipes is indeed a journey and any meal I have along the way is part of the process. I’ve just twisted several plastic forks of instant noodles for lunch while watching sunflower patches and boxy brick homes whiz by [...]Continue Reading →
Qīngdǎo 青岛, Shandong, CHINA — I step off the bus in front of Qīngdǎo’s train station and onto wet streets lined with German styled buildings. The air smells of the sea and our hostel, Big Brother, sits on a hilly street reminding me of San Francisco. After settling into [...]Continue Reading →
Zhāngqiū 章丘, CHINA – Before I came to China I imagined stone homes, earthen pots, bamboo steam baskets, and tiered rice fields scaling into the clouds. Two and a half years ago, I arrived in Shanghai where I indulged in street food and began Mandarin classes then two months later settled in [...]Continue Reading →
两年半之前，我到达了上海，在那里我沉迷于形形色色的街边小吃，并开始学习普通话。两个月之后，我来到了北京并一直居住到今天，每天都看见起重机为了建造 2008北京奥运会的建筑不停地升升降降。这两个城市都在不停的进行着房子的拆除和新的购物中心的修建。我所到之处，食物的种类很丰富，从六块钱一碗的面条到188元一只的烤鸭应有尽有。很多朋友和亲戚在途经北京的时候给我这个乐趣让我带他们去我最喜欢的餐馆，经过那些摆满了和加州一样好的产品的市场。但我始终感觉缺少着一种鲜活的家的感觉.直到过去的两个星期，我在那些邀请我到他们的家中并且和我分享他们最喜欢的家常菜的烹饪法的家庭中找到了它。Continue Reading →
Tōngzhōu 通州, CHINA — I get off the subway at Li Yuan station in Tōngzhōu 通州, hungry.
Near the station, we enter the gate to a cluster of six-floor apartments. Someone is practicing the drums a few stories above and the neighborhood echoes my childhood when the [...]Continue Reading →