Category Archives: Travel

Fatal Firing: The Tragic Story of China’s First Battleship

The Dingyuan, flagship of the Beiyang Fleet, was as impressive a ship as sailed in the Western Pacific but she suffered from one catastrophic design flaw. Continue reading

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Passengers booted off of KLM plane

Flight attendants on international carriers are very particular about safety guidelines. Many upwardly mobile Chinese tend to believe that rules are for other people. Hilarity often ensues. Continue reading

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Random Sunday Musings…

Random thoughts after three weeks on the road… Back in Beijing and it’s now fall.  Fall is easily the loveliest time of the year here in the city of imperial dust.  Unfortunately, it’s also the shortest season.  How short? Last … Continue reading

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Image of the Week: Young Bicycle Rider in Kashgar’s Old Town

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