Friday, January 11, 2008

The China Diaries

My stay in China is has finally drawn to an end. With some time to reflect on the experience from the distance of home, I thought it might be nice to describe some of my experiences on this trip and some of the places I've been to. Travel-wise, it hasn't been quite the adventure of past trips to China. This was partly due to necessity (half of it was about staying with Xin's family) but also other restraints. All of my trips to China have had some degree of cultural challenge; as culturally informed as I might claim to be, I must admit to being increasingly irritated by some of what I experienced and some of what I saw.

I'd best get on with it.

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