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Six Months in Sichuan Part One: A Phone Call in Tibet

Vibrant blue and yellow prayer flags were wrapped around an ugly metal pylon. The thin fabric shook frantically in the wind, as if electrified by the current surging through the wires. Our small jeep turned a corner, and my hair stood on end. I may as well have grasped the live wire myself. It was […]

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“Master Worker, Take Me to the Pandas” – A Story of Chengdu

A Highway on the Outskirts of Chengdu, China. December 2016. The taxi driver attacked the road with staccato fury, charging forward into every gap, honking incessantly. This was pretty textbook ‘Chinese taxi driver’ behavior. What set this particular chauffeur apart was his alarming habit of closing his eyes and seeming to doze off whenever we […]

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