All posts tagged Guangzhou

Charades in Zhaoqing, China

I should have played Charades more often when I was young, but back then, I couldn’t have known how useful the art of body language can be when traveling the […]

Peeing in Public: China’s Dirty Streets

I gasped when I rode by the adult woman squatting, her bare ass facing the road, her gaze upon the green fields out yonder. I pedaled my red, gearless, child-size […]

Baiyun Shan: White Cloud Mountain

When asked about the famous sites near Guangzhou, my students almost always reply, “Baiyun Shan. A mountain in middle of city!” (We’re working on filling in the blanks of that […]

Haizhu Square: Guangzhou’s Best Kept Secret

You never know what you might find on a stroll through Haizhu Square. I’ve been there five times already, in my three months of being in China, and though each […]

China Travel & Cattle Branding: They’re Practically the Same Thing

Traveling in China makes me feel like a calf in the corral at branding time. We push and shove our way through the narrow pathway that’s been created and planned […]

Overcoming Homesickness

Homesickness has hit me like a Thai teacher’s hand to the back of a rowdy student’s head – swiftly, consistently, and without reason. Each time my wanderlust wins the battle […]

Guangzhou City at a Glance

Guangzhou is home to one of the world’s best subway systems, and good thing because without it I’d be at a loss for how to wander this sprawling city with […]

At Home on Campus: Peizheng, China

I weaved my way effortlessly through customs and found a nervous-looking young lady holding a piece of printer paper with my name on it. “You look not same,” she told […]

I’m Going to China!

Teacher Jess has officially become Professor Jess. Yep, I’ve just accepted a university teaching position in China! I know I’ve only been home for several weeks, and while the most […]

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