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Savory picks for the free range reader

July 22, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Ten Things to Bring to Beijing

Today’s photo essay features a few things I learned in Beijing over the last two weeks. It was both fantastic and disorienting to live for a while in a city of 22 million people, the vast majority of whom do not speak English and whose cultural background includes emperors and concubines and Mao, Buddha and Confucius and the Tao. President Xi Jinping has just secured …

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September 29, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Adventures in China

I am not a hearty traveler.  “If you were a farm animal, you would have been put down,” quipped my husband.  Between the food poisoning and the vertigo, the garden variety infections and anxiety, I’d have to agree. Despite distressing health, I was able to make a few observations and take a lot of pictures during the 17-day trip to mainland China and Hong Kong …

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