Dalian Forest Zoo (Part 1)


Did I mention I had witnessed an attempted jailbreak in Dalian a few weeks ago?  No?  I even got a picture… (yep – I think I’m funny….)   Now, why on earth would I be…

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Banpo Museum – Xi’an


Before I thought of going to Xi’an, I admittedly didn’t even know this one existed, and I only found it on a fluke.  I was looking at private tours for the Terracotta Warriors, and I…

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Xi’an City Wall


Xi’an is precisely what I pictured most large cities to be like here in China before I came – a fascinating mesh of ancient and new forming something distinct.  Dalian doesn’t have that.  The city…

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Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Xi’an


So I saw a whole bunch of historical sites while in Xi’an, and while the Terracotta Warriors were certainly at the top of the list this one was definitely a significant place that I simply…

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Terracotta Army


So we all know I’m a great big nerd. Yeah, I get it. One of the major draws that brought me to China was the history here.  It’s simply not something we see much of…

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Happy Chinese New Year 2018!


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Grocery Expedition!


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Writing: Habits/Tips


So I’ve talked about a few different things for the story, the world, things like that, but I think it’s time that I mention the writing process itself and, more importantly, habits you need to…

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Dalian – Frogger the Pedestrian


First, a little something about Dalian – it’s a city in China (in case you haven’t picked up on that one yet) located near the Korean peninsula. It’s right on a rather large bay, and…

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Fanbugging: P!nk


So it’s that time once more for a bit o’ fanbugging! This month, it’s an artist I’ve adored for many years. The one, the only, P!nk! I’ve been a huge fan of this lady since…

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