How to tell counterfeit money in China


Last month I got hit at the ATMs with a few fake notes, 100RMB notes, out of an ATM!  Back at work I told my colleague about the fake notes, her quick response was “Impossible, it can’t be from an … [Read more...]

Huludoa and the hidden parks

Park near Huludao train station

I was itching to get a soft sleeper on a train back to Beijing. Three hour trains are the least desirable and give the least in reward. Few conversations are had, seats are smashed together with a … [Read more...]

Where is my Fortune Cookie!


Coming from America we have these preconceived notions of what things are Chinese. Certain items seem to be so Chinese you could not imagine them not in China. Imagine going to a Chinese restaurant … [Read more...]