Monday, January 2, 2012


This post isn't actually about any specific travels, but instead it's my first attempt to begin wrapping up my time in China. If all goes according to plan, I'll be back in the States this fall, enrolled in grad school.

With that in mind, I feel like I should start thinking about summarizing my final thoughts on China. It's a big topic, and I'm not sure where to begin. I think I'll start with how to acquaint yourself with China. It's a big country and a there is a lot to say about it. Most people probably don't have time to sift through the multitude of information, so here are my recommendations:

If you watch just one movie about China, watch this one:

If you read just one book about China, read this one:

Country Driving by Peter Hessler

If you read just one news source about China, read this one:

The view from my apartment at 6:30am: