Tag Archives: Beijing

Dinosaurs and indoor pools – the lighter side of childhood in China


A few weeks ago I witnessed something that warmed the cockles of my typically icy heart. In China, when one pictures a middle school student, they picture a small child diligently studying behind a great wall of books. Outside of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Getting Arrested in China


Yesterday I recounted the tale of how my American friend and I got arrested on Beijing’s Jingmi highway for driving a stolen vehicle (our rental car). It was all a wash in the end, and they offered neither details nor … Continue reading

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The Day I Got Arrested in China


Sean and I were driving back from the Great Wall. It had really been a fantastic day. It was my fifth time to the Wall but first time to Jinshanling, and was quite pleased with the sparse crowds and pleasant … Continue reading

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