A Jersey Guy's Excellent Adventure in China


After a Remarkable Year, No Longer a Stranger in a Strange Land


When I started this blog a year ago, I envisioned it as a convenient way to keep my family and friends updated on my adventure in China. It turned out to be something far more meaningful. Writing almost daily about what it’s like to live and teach in China connected me with thousands of readers… Read More ›

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I Almost Had a Great Fall on the Great Wall

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  My first steps on the Great Wall at Mutianyu were almost my last. After taking a cable car up to the start of the ancient wall – you can also walk to that point, a climb that takes about 30 minutes — Pat and I started descending some steep brick steps. It was a… Read More ›

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Hong Kong Getaways: Pristine Beaches, Lush Golf Courses, Old Fishing Village

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Hong Kong is a city of soaring skyscrapers, gleaming shopping centers and noisy, jam-packed streets. Not far away, however, are quiet, scenic escapes from the urban jungle. I took a bus tour along the southern coast of Hong Kong Island, a route that passes by beautiful beaches, lush golf courses, posh country clubs, green mountains… Read More ›


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