Is it them or is it me? Exploring the quandary of world travel.
Why Chinese Students Often Choose Strange English Names
Ever wonder why someone would name themselves Shark?
China’s Ethnic Minorities And The Gaokao University Entrance Exam
China’s ethnic minorities are often put at a disadvantage when it comes to the gaokao university entrance exam, here’s one reason why.
Mongolian Culture Struggles To Survive In Changing Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia is changing rapidly and the region’s ethnic minorities are facing difficult choices: assimilate or hold fast to a disappearing culture.
I Get My Bicycle Fixed For 45 Cents, China Still Dirt Cheap For The Basics
I get a flat tire on my bicycle repaired for a ridiculously small amount of money. China is still a very cheap country to live in.
Travel Tip: Learn The Local Language Or Don’t Be A Picky Eater
So you have a choice: learn how to communicate with people or eat what they do.
Why do the Chinese Hate the Japanese?
History is carried into the present as a wave of anti-Japanese sentiment has sweeps across China.
Chinese Flags and Nationalistic Posters Save Japanese Cars and Businesses in China During Diaoyu Protests
Throughout China, shops and restaurants selling anything that can even remotely be associated with Japan were sure to hang Chinese flags in their windows, and many placed little hand drawn signs clearly in public view that said something to the effect of: “Diaoyu Islands are Chinese.” While owners of Japanese-make automobiles were sure to stick [...]
Learning Language to Hate a Culture
I once really loved China. I liked the people, the places, being in that crazy culture. When I first showed up I could hardly speak two words of Chinese, but, as I spent a big part of the mid 2000s in Asia based mostly in and around China, I found myself increasingly able to communicate in [...]
Tourists and Touts in Guatemala
Tourists go with touts, Wade sticks his neck out to keep them from being ripped off LIVINGSTON, Guatemala- I was standing in the restaurant Buga Mama which sits above the dock where we pick up passengers for the Finca Tatin in Livingston. I was looking out over the junction of the Rio Dulce meeting the [...]