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On the Banks of the Pearl River

Greetings from Guangzhou (pronounced Guangjoe), my first stop in China! Located a couple of hours north of Hong Kong along the banks of the Pearl River (which is a block from my hotel), Guangzhou is a bustling town with a population of 10.5 million (compared with NYC’s 8 million). Some of you in the West […]

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Gateway: Asia

Hong Kong. I don’t think I can quite sum up in words just how fascinating this eclectic city is. With its storied past, it is a place of contradictions, and much like every big city, character. The city is a teeming metropolis that can feel cozy at times. On the surface its rush, rush, rush. […]

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A Trip to the Chinese Consulate

On Friday, I set off on one necessary trip preparation item. I trekked out to Manhattan’s far west side to pay a visit to the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China. My visa application filled out and ready to go, I entered the cavernous marble building at the corner of 12th Avenue and 42nd […]

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