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Stories from the past
October 5, 2017

An Outsider Walks the Streets [Six Months in Sichuan Part 3]

This series details six months the author spent as a student in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province, in 2014. Part 1. Part 2. We all got used to…
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Stories from the past
September 26, 2017

China Will Not Be Defeated [Six Months in Sichuan Part Two]

This series details six months I spent as a student in Chengdu the capital of China's Sichuan province, in 2014. Read part 1 here. When you the North Gate of…
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Stories from the past
June 27, 2017

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…
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Stories from the past
October 28, 2016

The Heroes of Nanjie-Cun Square

The author and Friedrich Engels. Photo by Tiho Mijatov. In 2012, motivated by an article in the New York Times and a tantalizing hint in the Lonely Planet guidebook, myself…
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Stories from the past
December 1, 2014

Beauty on the Edge of Ukraine

It had been almost a year of travelling Europe after 3 months hopping the Greyhounds around Australia. I thought myself a pretty polished traveller, but although I'd turned 18 on…
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