My daughter, Petra, has been in China for two and a half years. During that time she learned the most vital aspect of cultural cohesion: language.
Returning to Guangzhou, only this time I'm going to take a better look around.
To really find out what's going on somewhere, head to the source.
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I was recently interviewed by Chris Ilsley on Radio 6PR about China's ghost cities and my new book, Ghost Cities of China, which will be out soon.
As a foreigner in China you are often an intrigue or an annoyance, but you are seldom regarded with suspicion.
The streets of China may not yet be lined with gold, but its Sheraton hotels are.
A quick guide to honing surfing skills in Arugum Bay, Sri Lanka.
This doesn't look like the ordinary KFC.
Laowai Comics is a comic about all aspects of the China expat experience. This week's installment pokes fun at the ridiculousness of the better-than-thou attitude that English teachers are often affronted by in China.
Testing the bounds of the benefits of travel and teasing the edges of the disadvantages of living abroad.
China has an entire new city that's designated for bio-medical research, development, and production, but few have ever heard of it.
China has declared war on air pollution, and is rolling out an array of anti-smog measures that are truly unimaginable.
A story of giant lizards, blaring music, sacrificial flaming coconuts, crowded buses, elephants, and the surprises that manifest out of the Sri Lanka countryside.
Vagabond Journey caught up with Tom Coote, a long haul travel writer who has visited over 116 countries, for a talk about his new book, West Africa, and the reality of traveling off the written word.
Stepping into Sri Lanka for the first time, this is what Lawrence Hamilton found.
While traveling through West Africa, Tom Coote is lured into Lome's fetish market. He leaves less than enchanted.
Laowai Comics is a biweekly web comic about the expat/ traveler life in China. This week's comic shows how cultural insecurities just don't fly here.
Tom Carter's Unsavory Elements is a collection of stories which show the true China experience.
What is that calling that tells us to keep moving?