Hanging Ornaments Surrounded by Green Trees in Lingnan Tiandi

A Journey through Southern China in 21 Pictures

This summer I traveled to Foshan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China to teach at a language center. While in China we had the opportunity to travel around some areas in the Guangdong province with our host. Some areas we visited include the Dialou Castles, the Ancestral Temple in Foshan, Guangzhou, and Xiamen city. I am fortunate to be able to visit areas of China that most travelers don't have the opportunity to see. Lingnan Tiandi in Foshan Lingnan Tiandi is a city…

Dialou Chinese Castles, Guangdong Province, China

Dialou Chinese Castles

Chinese Castles? Our host has been taking us on trips over the past few weeks, hoping that we will get a well rounded perspective on Chinese life and culture. Last night he told us we were going to see some Chinese castles. My understanding of where we are going and what we are going to see is pretty minimal. This is due to a combination of things including my absence of Chinese language skills, my host's limited English and my inability to…

Toilet Waterfall, China

An Ode to Squatty Pottys; A Haiku Journey

I'm not afraid to talk about poo. I actually quite enjoy it, my family would love to inform you about my affinity with the poo emoji and I won't deny it. Everyone poos and that definitely doesn't stop when you are in Asia (a land full of bacteria infested drinking water and spicy food). Squatty pottys are king here whether us Westerners like it or not. When traveling in Asia one can have many squatty potty experiences ranging from pleasant to downright traumatic.   Before…