To Wuzhen, Hangzhou, and Beyond

Wuzhen means water town. In the city of Wuzhen, life revolves around water. There are streams that flow between the city’s streets. Water lines the edges of buildings and helps the native Chinese people¬†travel around their village. Wuzhen is a …

Reflecting on Gay Rights

I’m thrilled about the US Supreme Court’s decision on June 26th to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states. While I was in China, I was reflecting on various countries and their positions on gay rights. When I made it to …

Nestle Water Bottle Factory Tour

After getting acclimated in¬†my new hotel room,¬†I spent my first day in Shanghai¬†learning about water. Just a fun fact, the Chinese character for water is¬†śįī (Shu«ź). It symbolizes a stream with whirlpools on both¬†sides.¬†Because the tap water in China is …

It’s My Time to Fly!

If you’re reading this, it means I’m on my way to China! I have a 26 hour flight ahead of me. I still can’t say for certain whether or not I’ll have internet access to update¬†my blog over the course …