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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. Now, I live in Hong Kong. I've traveled to Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan for business, and visited Thailand.

Neon Hospitals and Bowel-Burning Hot Pot

There are many different types of dangers lurking out there in the big city. Some types are easily identifiable. You see it and you...

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...

Where in the World Do these People Live?

When you walk through the Shanghai expo, the big name pavilions really jump out at you. They're easily recognizable, they have 7 to 9 hour...

Exposed Bellies as a Means of Ventilation: The Best Quirk of...

Now that you've been introduced to some Chinese quirks- matching clothes, squatting, and tiny, tiny chairs- I think you are ready to learn about the...

The World on One Bus

Going to work every morning, I take the World Expo staff bus.  All the other pavilion workers do as well, so you get quite...

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...

I’m Moving to Hong Kong!

Kung Hei Fat Choy!! Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财! (And a very belated one) It's a few days past the end of Chinese New Year and officially...

Detachable Sleeves and Facial Visors

As the temperature rises here in Shanghai, the amount of clothing being worn by foreigners visiting the Expo dwindles. Long pants become shorts, t-shirts...

China’s Not-So-Subtle Mimicry

Oh, Hai Bao. The cute blue World Expo 2010 mascot that ever so slightly resembles Gumby...perhaps a side-by-side comparison is needed to see the similarities. Some...

A Friendly Stranger and a Failed Spontaneous Adventure

Our exciting plans to explore Shanghai last night evaporated when our 5pm rejuvenating nap became a 17 hour slumber. To make up for yesterday's...

Some Pavilion Pictures

The following African pavilions are not part of the African Joint-Pavilion. They each have their own building. Unfortunately,  I haven't been able to visit...

The USA Pavilion and the Expo Itself

The Shanghai World Expo surrounds the Huang Pu river. On the Pu Xi side of the river are the Corporate pavilions and on the...

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...

Different Language, Same Result

I never know what to expect when talking to people in a foreign country. The really nice waitress who looked helpful? Snubbed us. The...

Seeing Double with Chinese Couples

It's a common phenomenon in China. You'll be walking down the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you spot it....
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