Monthly Archives: August 2012

Week 1 Road Recap

It’s 5:07AM, I’ve been up for 45 minutes, and I’m writing from my tent, which is pitched in a “forest*”, about 20km NE of Linghai. We’ve finally made it up and around and off of the peninsula that we arrived … Continue reading

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How Times Have Changed

Jeff Stepp, master archivist and my someday biographer, unearthed this gem from deep in the annals of mikeindaegu:   “And speaking of supermarket price gouging, I’m reminded that I wasnearly sent into shock upon noticing that broccoli here, on sale,costs … Continue reading

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Food Recap, August 14-20

Mingyu will kick your ass if you don’t read this post all the way to the bitter end! So, I’ve been here a week, and even though I’ve cycled about 300km (a weak showing, I know, but the first 3 … Continue reading

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Hairwell

On our first morning in China, Mingyu shaved my head!  Most of the way.  Leaving a little Mohawk in the middle.  Interestingly, three years of ponytail action appear to have left a quirky part in down the middle.  I hope … Continue reading

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Days 1-3: On a Couch in China.

The first three days were sheer bliss. We got off the boat with all our gear intact– nothing stolen, nothing lost, nothing confiscated – and several hours earlier than expected, meaning that we had about five hours to kill before … Continue reading

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Countdown to China

I spent the first half of yesterday waiting in vain at a bicycle shop for a new front fork I had ordered that was supposed to come in last Friday, but had been delayed until Tuesday, the day of my … Continue reading

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We’re On A Boat.

And we’re off! Hardly a few hours into the trip and Mingyu and I have already begun working on our begging prowess. We gave all our remaining Korean money to his parents at the port (in exchange for chocolate bars), … Continue reading

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The First Post from the Road!

I’m experiencing some blogging issues because apparently the “Great Firewall of China” blocks access to Blogspot, in addition to Facebook, Youtube and numerous other sites.  There’s a workaround that allows me to make posts by sending emails to myself, but … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Facebook! 폐북아 안녕!

I’ve heard that it’s not so easy to use Facebook in China.중국에서 페북을 쓰는 것이 어렵다고 들었습니다. So if you’d like to follow my exploits, check this very blog.나의 공훈들을 따르려면, 이 블로그에 자주 방문하시는 것이 좋을 겁니다. There are … Continue reading

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Seventeen Years Ago Today

For some reason today I feel like I’m eleven and in Greenfield.  Maybe it’s the way the wind is blowing at me no matter which direction I go in. Or the way the sun is beating down relentlessly but I’m … Continue reading

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