Tags » China

Our 3 week China tour - Shanghai Edition

The final stop on our 3-week Northeast China tour was the large metropolis of Shanghai. It is home to 28 million people, only two million less than the whole country of Canada. 515 more words


Checking Up on Life

The last two weeks have been tough. I was busy taking exams, meeting deadlines, and then taking a little visit to the hospital. I had some stomach issues for a couple days and I needed to go to the hospital to obtain some medicine. 898 more words

Aztecs Abroad

Here's the trick that fast fashion plays on your brain—and the ugly consequences

This week, Actuality slips into some fast fashion and learns how it pushes your brain’s buttons to make you buy. But the trick means hiding the true cost of the clothes—including some surprisingly bad news for the environment. 169 more words

The Moody Jiuzhaigou Road

So it’s been kinda a busy period with a whole lot of different matters to settle and all, to the extent that I’ve a whole backlog of photos from my recent Sichuan trip sitting on my hard drive for close to a month without me so much as touching the tip of them all. 203 more words


Day 199. 93km. Shuwei – Shulehe

There are not enough hours of light and I am not strong enough to clock-up 100km with a wind like this. Sometimes I just stop. In the middle of the desert. 192 more words


Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs

There is a Chinese saying, 不到长城非好汉 which literally translates into  “He who has not been to the Great Wall is not a true man”.  How did this come about? 822 more words

Beyond The Dot