This is the easiest way I've found to meet people when traveling.
Trade shows can provide travelers with a goldmine of information about the country they're in and the road ahead.
What China is becoming was showcased in a row of exhibits. Why was I the only one looking at them?
At low tide in Xiamen thousands go into the surf to collect free food from the sea.
I am going to walk around Taiwan's Kinmen island.
How the fishermen of Xiamen get back and forth from their boats.
Find out what makes Taiwan's Kinmen Island so interesting.
What is gained and what is lost from walking a wayward path.
China's cities are full of stark contrasts and contradictions, and that's what makes them so fascinating.
While wandering in the green hills of New Zealand Lawrence Hamilton meets NORML.
There is much more to mooncakes than calories.
During China's Mid-Autumn Festival people pour out of their houses to admire the moon.
It is a sometimes startling social protocol in China for goodbyes to be so short as to nearly be nonexistent.
I learn how to mooncake gamble, and win a giant package of toilet paper.
Even in the most apparently mundane settings you never know what you may find . . . if you keep exploring.
I don't know why, but this is how I feel every time I come back to China.
I learn why the Chinese don't use the letter F to designate seats on their airplanes. Well, maybe.
Could this be the worst airport terminal there is?
Lawrence Hamilton takes another look at the south and finds out what this roadside attraction is all about.
Why we should put an end to this barbaric custom.