News from the Four Corners
A Walk in the Park
October 28, 2016 In
[ Yueqing ] Took another short outing for the sole purpose of photographs. And pizza. The dinner choice was not my call: my host surprised me with “my country’s food.”...
The Mountain & The Market
October 26, 2016 In
[ Yueqing ] The first couple of weeks here in Yueqing have been dominated not by China, exploration, or Chinese language and culture. Instead, I’ve been ass-in-seat...
October 12, 2016 In
[ Yueqing ] I was hungry. My garage key wasn’t working, so no bike to ride. In the overcast, pitch blackness I walked two-and-a-half miles into a small satellite village...
Deep-fried Scorpions & Other Tails
October 9, 2016 In
[ Beijing ] Since arriving in Beijing I’ve been ill, propositioned by prostitutes (in a coffeeshop, no less), sated on legit German wheat beer (while listening to a live,...
Playing in Traffic
September 29, 2016 In
[ Varanasi ] I’ve been going completely stir-crazy for a while now. Twelve or more hours each day spent working on website minutiae starts getting to you after a while...
September 28, 2016 In
One year ago today I woke up in my tent to a chilly, 25-below-zero morning. I stepped outside to a snow-capped view of western Mongolia’s untamed Altai Mountains, broke...
The River & The Road
September 15, 2016 In
[ Varanasi ] Despite a raging, debilitating sinus infection, I wandered Banaras’ hot, humid streets for six hours the other day, wending my way northward from Assi...
The Ancient & The New
September 11, 2016 In
[ Varanasi ] Time flies when you get caught up in things. Especially nice things: photography, reading, exploring–and making huge strides on the updated version of this...
September 7, 2016 In
[ Varanasi ] Days four and five of my stay saw thousands of the faithful lining up along the road outside my guesthouse–spending the night outdoors, on the pavement,...
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