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The Amusing Morning Sights in Shanghai

The Amusing Morning Sights in Shanghai

A blonde running through city streets wearing a strappy top and shorts is a rare sight in China. So, when my running shoes hit Nanjing Road in Shanghai at 5:30 am, my knees felt a bit shaky. I squared my shoulders and headed straight to The Bund, Shanghai’s famous...
Heartbreak and Hope of Hiroshima

Heartbreak and Hope of Hiroshima

We stood in an exhibit room full of wiggly noisy Japanese school children and took in the grainy black and white panorama of Hiroshima taken the day after the atomic bomb exploded. In the photo, the landscape was strewn with rubble. A handful of people could be seen...
Great Travel Reads: China

Great Travel Reads: China

Country Driving: A Journey through China from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler (2010) Country Driving is a compilation of three long narratives written by an American journalist who lived and traveled around rural China between 2000-2007. His observations relate to...
Great Travel Reads: Japan

Great Travel Reads: Japan

Shōgun by James Clavell (1975) Shōgun is a historical novel loosely based on the adventures of English sailor, William Adams, who landed in Japan in 1600 AD. This epic saga involves numerous main characters and subplots while bloody battles, beheadings and...