China: Pearls, Forbidden City, and Peking Duck

After meeting up with our tour guide just outside the hotel, my fellow tour group members and I board a bus and head to our first stop of the day. As we approach the pearl museum, it appears to be a small independently run establishment. Once inside, we are given various lessons on the history… Continue reading China: Pearls, Forbidden City, and Peking Duck

China: Economics, Jet Lag, & Air Pollution

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by the people and cultures of the Far East. As a child growing up in 1980’s America, it was nearly impossible to ignore the news stories concerning Japan’s economic rise. Time and time again I would spot magazine covers referencing to America’s imminent economic… Continue reading China: Economics, Jet Lag, & Air Pollution