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Building a Better Life

We recently wrapped up a build with Habitat Global Village near Yangshuo in southern China, just outside of Guilin. I had never done a Habitat build before so wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but we were both ready to get our hands dirty and make a contribution! We had been traveling in China for […]

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Instagram is the only way to travel

I must confess that I went to Zhangye for the Instagram photo of the “Rainbow Mountains”. Before arriving, I couldn’t even pronounce the name of the place I wanted to visit – Danxia Landform Geopark – and I didn’t know much else about Zhangye. Out of the 1,053 pages in the China guidebook, less than […]

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It’s Everything You Think It Is and SO MUCH MORE

When we stepped off the plane in Beijing, we were sucker punched by the hard-case, full-grown, eight-cylinder monster called China. The introduction was not the gentle Mid-West bump and greet but the New York up-in-your-face, get outta here NOW salutation. I must confess that a lot of people warned us about China. “It’s too big […]

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Gangster Gastronomes

Sam and I are gangster gastronomes, and here is what it means. We’ve become savage diners. We give no effs. We’ll eat anything, from anyone, found anywhere. There’s not an English menu? Fuhgeddaboudit! No picture menu either? Doesn’t matter! Only locals? Come on, that’s the best! Big hair? Don’t care! Do you know what you’re […]

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First on China

China is so rad.

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