Chinese, not Chinese in Lhasa, Tibet

Underneath the crisp air and crystal blue sky, an oppressive sun casts unforgiving rays that burn my face and shoulders. I cover myself with a light jacket or shawl for relief. The nights are chilly and the daily weather goes from clear and sunny to light rain and stormy at […]

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Chinese, not Chinese in Lhasa, Tibet

Underneath the crisp air and crystal blue sky, an oppressive sun casts unforgiving rays that burn my face and shoulders. I cover myself with a light jacket or shawl for relief. The nights are chilly and the daily weather goes from clear and sunny to light rain and stormy at […]

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Altitude Sickness

The two-day train to the roof top of the world from Beijing to Tibet is the highest railway in the world. It is fraught with dirty Asian toilets and cramped quarters, but if you can be without the comforts of home, the mountain landscapes after the first 24 hours are […]

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Altitude Sickness

The two-day train to the roof top of the world from Beijing to Tibet is the highest railway in the world. It is fraught with dirty Asian toilets and cramped quarters, but if you can be without the comforts of home, the mountain landscapes after the first 24 hours are […]

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Beijing Street Food

Fetching breakfast in Beijing can be somewhat intimidating when you don’t know the language, but when I saw the hustle and bustle of this street food cafe, I couldn’t resist. People were munching on congee (Chinese savory porridge), eggs and buns on rough tables in the open air. With a […]

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Beijing Street Food

Fetching breakfast in Beijing can be somewhat intimidating when you don’t know the language, but when I saw the hustle and bustle of this street food cafe, I couldn’t resist. People were munching on congee (Chinese savory porridge), eggs and buns on rough tables in the open air. With a […]

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Welcome to China

A 13-hr direct Hainan airline flight from Toronto to Beijing offered relative comfort and stunning views over the Arctic. When I arrived in China I was happy that customs greeted me with a quick stamp of my passport and no questions asked. I opted to take the subway (“airport express […]

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Welcome to China

A 13-hr direct Hainan airline flight from Toronto to Beijing offered relative comfort and stunning views over the Arctic. When I arrived in China I was happy that customs greeted me with a quick stamp of my passport and no questions asked. I opted to take the subway (“airport express […]

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Hello World!

I’m about to go on a two-month trip around the world. I’m a writer. I figured, I should write about it. Join me on my continuing misadventures as I circumnavigate the globe (as one friend described it) eat pray love-style. Where will I be going you ask? Canada – China […]

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Hello World!

I’m about to go on a two-month trip around the world. I’m a writer. I figured, I should write about it. Join me on my continuing misadventures as I circumnavigate the globe (as one friend described it) eat pray love-style. Where will I be going you ask? Canada – China […]

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