Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Chengdu Optimist

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One day in Chengdu, Sichuan, I walked along a large street during afternoon rush hour. The sidewalk was crowded and chaotic, people bounced around everywhere as I approached an intersection teeming with more people as well as buses, cars, and … (Read More)

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Walt Whitman: Genius

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Gan Bei! Beer Guide

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What is Stinky Tofu?

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Stinky tofu is made by marinating firm tofu in putrid brine. The result is a noxious, foul smelling, yet delicious food—think of a stinky European cheese. Typically, the marinated tofu is fried and soft on the inside like custard. Though … (Read More)

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Beijing Spirit

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Chinese and Westerners both ask, what did I really think about living in China? The truth is I loved living in Beijing. I loved the people, I loved the food, I loved the sense of possibility there—the feeling anything is … (Read More)

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The Art of Traveling . . . of Living

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▫ Go slow. ▫ Keep your expectations reasonable. ▫ Accept others’ invitations. ▫ Always eat local foods. ▫ Smile. ▫ Smile more and laugh at yourself when you’re misunderstood. ▫ Open doors for others. ▫ Be friendly. ▫ Be kind … (Read More)

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Chuiniu! (chway-nee-oh) aka Chinese Liar’s Dice

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  Throughout China if you visit a bar or club with Chinese patrons, you will see many people playing a dice game and making signals with their hands regardless of the loudness in the place. The game seems to grow … (Read More)

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