Category Archives: Shopping

Concerning travel websites

One thing there is plenty of in the world today is travel websites. One thing there is a decided lack of is some degree of regulation or formal editorial process which vets these sites for accuracy, validity, timeliness, and of … Continue reading

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They are not all out to get you…

Bargaining, haggling, fighting, attempting to screw one another, getting ripped off – all common expressions in the world of street market shopping. China, as the country that experienced the first commercial revolution (all the way back during the Song Dynasty … Continue reading

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Chinese batik

Dear friends, I began this blog in the hopes not just of speaking about living and traveling in China, but also to call attention to some of the less well-known facts of Chinese life and lore. Among these are the … Continue reading

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