Vivid stories, helpful guides, and colorful photography from my journeys within China — the unique and exciting country I now call home.
“Run as fast as you can. Go straight. Run fast.” Those were the only directions I got as I prepared mentally for my first paragliding ride. Was that really all there was to it? My stomach knotted and my heart began to pound as my instructor readied our gigantic nylon parachute. I clenched my […]
Was I really going to try and eat 32 different types of Chengdu street food in just one day? A gluttonous marathon to challenge both my stomach and self-control? Why would I risk such a culinary overload? There have got to be more relaxing ways to celebrate my birthday, right?! Let me explain. The […]
I’ve just returned from the Wenshu Monastery neighborhood, and I’m already itching to go back. When I arrived two days ago, I did so with no expectations and zero research. I simply dropped my bags at the hostel and started walking. Bustling markets, fragrant Sichuan cuisine, fascinating people, ancient history, and a vibrant culture — […]