An Innocent Abroad – Ups and Downs in China

I think I used to be smarter or at least more careful. Here in Shanghai I feel like a baby. Yesterday, to make a day trip to Hangzhou, another really big city (aren’t they all) I first took the wrong train (slow) to the wrong station (Hangzou South) and then took the wrong bus to get to the right station before I finally made it in a taxi.

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Dubai, April 4, 2011

With my western background and outlook, spending two days in the Emirate of Dubai has been a strange experience. It was only this morning as I prepared to leave that I realized I hadn’t seen a single beggar anywhere in the city, nor had I seen any buskers like the street musicians I’m used to.

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