Packing

The best advice I got for packing was from my mother: “Pack drunk, then you have the perfect explanation for why you have what you have.” Slightly more practical advice I have gleaned form years of experience: forget all the ‘essentials’ lists and bring what makes you happy. It’ll be the wrong stuff anyway.

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‘In China, it’s never like this’: An interview with Peter Hessler about his move from China to Egypt

While doing a little net surfing I came across this article on The Washington Post about a journalist who recently moved from China to Egypt; much like myself. It’s nice to see someone else’s perspective on the same situation. ‘In China, it’s never like this’: An interview with Peter Hessler By William Wan, Updated: September 23, 2013 […]

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42 Things You’ll Only See In China

42 Things You’ll Only See In China Brought to you by BuzzFeed: 1. A tiger on a leash taking pictures with a baby: Flickr: tenglishdick 2. Crocodiles for sale at Walmart: hkhousewife.com 3. Sharks for sale at Walmart: 4. Giant racks of meat for sale at Walmart: 5. And whatever this is for sale at Walmart: 6. Headphones like this: 7. A […]

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Harsh Lesson Learned

Moving is never easy. Organizing, packing, getting rid of stuff, cleaning… it all starts to get ridiculous after a while. It helps to know you’re going somewhere exciting, it also helps to have some time to prep and plan. A few days ago it was time to check out of my apartment, and I learned […]

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