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I’ve spent the majority of my Asia adventures in China, where I studied all four summers of high school and worked during the Shanghai World Expo. I then lived in Hong Kong for three years and worked in real estate private equity. I traveled to many interesting places for work – board meetings in Vietnam; cattle stations in Australia; solar farms and office buildings in Japan; fundraising in Singapore; land parcels in Taiwan. On the fun side, I visited Thailand, Cambodia, and Philippines.

Shanghai’s Barbie Super Store

While walking down a random street in Shanghai today with my roommate Jillian, I noticed something that isn't seen very often anywhere. A six-story...

The Chinese Are Healthier?

I'd say Chinese people are much healthier than Americans in many ways...diet, for example. Obesity does not run rampant in China as it does...

All That Effort and It’s Barely Worth a Penny

My roommate Jillian and I have developed a routine for our lazy off-days. We walk outside of the Expo Village to our cheap noodle...

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Leave: Two Very Different Educational Systems

If you are going to attend a college meeting in America during your junior or senior year, I can confidently predict some of the admission...

Now You Can Pretend You Visited the World Expo

The time has come for me to bestow all my valuable Shanghai World Expo 2010 knowledge that I have accrued gradually over time on you....

Quirks of the Chinese People

It's always interesting when you go to a different country and see locals acting in a way that is shocking to you and completely natural to...

One More Continent Checked Off the List

Every year, Harvard gives its students the full month of January off, so after all the hubbub of final exams, Christmas, and New Year’s...

Paths to Nowhere and a Half-Naked Man

There are some things in China that I just do not understand. Like the mystery path, for instance. On every sidewalk in China, there...

A Lithuanian Drunk

Last night, the USA Pavilion hosted a 4th of July party for all the USA staff inside the pavilion. We closed down the pavilion to visitors...

Expired Visas and Overweight Luggage- a Fun Trip Home

My bags were packed and I was ready to go. I had been in China a total of 2 months now and I was...

Strict Rules at the Hong Kong Swimming Pool

(Discovered in my Drafts from July 2017) -  When I moved into a new apartment in Hong Kong in 2016, I was excited to check...

Burundese, Chinese, and Me

When Francois (read how I met Francois) invited me to attend Burundi's National Day, I guess I didn't really think what that entailed. But...

A Moroccan Market

Here are some photos from the Moroccan pavilion - spices, jewelry, candles, ancient scripts...anything and everything in their market!  

Accidentally sneaking into Hong Kong (when I first moved there)

 (Discovered in my Drafts from my very first week in Hong Kong, August 2014) -  I ventured to the government immigration office to get my...

Did You Lose a Child or a Shoe? – The Curse...

Most people have heard of Mandarin and Cantonese- those two languages that are both technically Chinese, but completely different. Well, those are only two of...

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