Tag Archives: China

a room with a view

Jul 24, 2002 8:24pm As someone recently remarked to me, people are the same wherever you go. At least, they share a fascination in shaved heads. Every morning as I leave my apartment for work an old man sitting outside … Continue reading

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Zis iz vare I do my solo…

May 12, 2002 1:16am Hello all. China beckons! In a few hours I’m on a plane to Cairns, where I do a month-long English teaching course, then I hop on another plane for Jinan, China, to teach for a year. … Continue reading

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Din Din near Tibet

17 Feb 2000 I don’t know. I go halfway round the world to a country where hardly anyone speaks English and head into the mountains. And I still get people coming up to me to ask me if I know … Continue reading

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A few words of advice from someone who knows…

10 Feb 2000 1. Don’t lose your phrasebook just as you leave the last town where anyone speaks English. 2. Never travel with your sister – everyone thinks you’re married. This leads to a number of interesting predicaments, which we … Continue reading

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A Winter's Day in Spring City

30 Jan 2000 I’m currently in Kunming (=”Spring City”) where it hasn’t snowed in living memory and the temperature is always mild. So it should come as no surprise that there is a foot of snow outside (and rising) and … Continue reading

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