Hanoi pho is more than just a food. It’s a beloved symbol of Vietnam that captures over 100 years of Vietnamese heritage and tradition. It’s a dish that unites Vietnamese locals to tell their stories before they head to work […]
I’m outside the Shwedagon Yangon temple complex, carrying a transparent plastic bag with my shoes and socks. On my right is a massive golden dragon, a small green pond apparently once used for medicinal purposes, and part of the temple […]
The Fujian Tulou are earth-packed roundhouses, some of them over 1000 years old, and homes to indigenous Hakka families. The buildings date as far back as the 13th century and house up to 800 people. Despite the fact they’re made […]
It’s almost 12 years since I visited Sabah, Borneo (Malaysia). This was the first time I ventured anywhere outside of Europe and New York, and the first time I went on a true adventure holiday. It’s also one of my […]
My initial impression of Fuqing was much the same as many Chinese cities I’ve been to. A sprawling mass of concrete apartment blocks and wide noisy roads. My wife and I had planned to visit for the weekend. But on […]
HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试). It’s a standard Chinese language test with 6 levels. HSK 1 is the lowest and HSK 6 the highest. HSK 3 and HSK 4 are in the middle. According to Hanban these two levels […]
After a first rocky year living in China, it seemed like the next would be much easier. I was happy. I finally had a permanent job, after one whole year of just some odd hours here and there. But my […]
There are a lot of weird Chinese foods. I’ve heard of people eating scorpions, snakes and spiders in China. Truth be told, however, when we lived there for 3 years we didn’t see so much of these stranger foods. Admittedly, […]
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