Tag Archives: Lanzhou

Second Year

It’s strange starting the second year here. I already have most of my plans set up for my main classes, just fixing up the ones I used last year. The students seemed good with them, or at least all I … Continue reading

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Posted in Uncategorized, Lanzhou, 2018-09 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coming so Far.

It’s a different kind of adventure in Lanzhou when you have someone visit you. My mom came and spent almost a week in China, Chengdu and Lanzhou. We had planned a day in Chengdu, and went out even through the … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-09, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Most of the Time

There is always a problem dealing with the courtesy and generosity here. It’s not that they’re not friendly, it’s not that they aren’t generous, it’s that they are too friendly, too generous. I go with it most of the time, … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-07, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bourdain and Quixote

After coming back from Tianshui, I could feel myself starting to shut down. Months of nonstop work, or at least what felt like it was really starting to get to me. I am an extrovert by practice, but an introvert … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-06, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment