Travel Stories
  • Break for the Border: Cycling the Sino-Siberian Boundary

    After teaching English in China for a year, I got frustrated with the uninspiring cast of characters that I all-too-frequently had to play. These included: Panda (let’s all stare at the whiteboy) Idiot (just because he can’t speak Chinese doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to use a kettle) Robot (he’s a teaching machine and…

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  • The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Gobi: Three-wheeling Through the Desert

    “We want to hire your tricycle.” The driver looked bemused for a fleeting moment before he began to envisage a day off work and a hefty sum of money. This readiness to make a quick buck can often be an annoyance in China, but ever-so-occasionally it represents a golden opportunity for both parties. For once…

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