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As the heat peaks in the early afternoon, recess into the breezy sycamore-canopied street of Da Xue Lu (大学路). Along this rue are a few cafes of shabby chic nature, but the crudely painted brown stone one located across the street from the art gallery is the oasis to take pause. China’s [...]Continue Reading →
After all the carcinogens I consumed from writing Pit Stops: Beijing’s Best Barbecue, you’d think I’d had my fill. While the weather is hot, I’ll flock with the lot towards open flame grills charring flesh. Chances are, you’re no different.
Just around the corner from Qingdao’s old Catholic church on the hill, locals [...]Continue Reading →
Qingdao 青岛, China — If my appetite were not limited, the line outside this duck roast would have lured me to linger. I believe a line outside a restaurant is a sure sign of good eats. If I don’t agree with the taste, I figure the majority must have merit thus I’d [...]Continue Reading →
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I never had a chance to travel internationally while in college. I once chose love over a semester abroad in Italy; there are few things I regret in life. I kick myself for this one. After I graduated from university, I traveled to Spain where one night in a Barcelona hostel [...]
After a week of grey skies threatening then granting pouring rain, much of which Beijing thirsts for, eyes of both weather and work storms find me on a train to Qingdao of Shandong region. I pack three-day essentials except my laptop; it’s bad enough I can’t break from my iPhone or a wifi connection.
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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 →