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Visiting Phnom Penh with a Toddler

The Shanghai area is incredibly dreary in the winter, but it also can’t make up its mind about being cold or muggy. I hadn’t seen the sun in weeks, and every time I went outside I was either over or under dressed. Our original plan was to just stay home for the Christmas break, but… Continue reading Visiting Phnom Penh with a Toddler

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The Taiping Lake 100: In Over My Head (我勉为其难)

Within the first 45 minutes of the Taiping Lake 50k, it became wildly clear to me that I knew absolutely nothing about the world of mountainous trail ultras. Although I had about ten ultras under my belt before getting to the starting line at Taiping Lake, I was in for a brand new experience that… Continue reading The Taiping Lake 100: In Over My Head (我勉为其难)

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Shanghai’s Flower, Bird, and Insect Market

Visiting Shanghai during Golden Week meant sharing views of the Bund with nearly all of China’s 1.5 billion people. It was like Walmart on Christmas Eve over there. There were lines of cops everywhere with megaphones trying hopelessly to create order in a sea of chaos. But, it wouldn’t be China if you weren’t being… Continue reading Shanghai’s Flower, Bird, and Insect Market