Goodness Gracious, Great Wall of China! – a short story from China.

After a happy, prolonged period of stabilisation and life-altering romance, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and travelling. “Put your cookies in the bag!” I cried, addressing the group […]

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Sub Zero Adventures – a short story from China.

After a happy, prolonged period of stabilization and life-altering romance, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and travelling. Waiting for the hangman’s noose to be tied around our necks […]

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Bad Moon Rising – a short story from China.

After a happy, prolonged period of stabilization and life-altering romance, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and travelling. I can pinpoint the exact moment our seemingly idyllic teaching jobs […]

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The Children and the Witch – a short story from China.

After a happy, prolonged period of stabilisation and life-altering romance, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and travelling. “You wanna Jeans?” shrieked a faceless woman as we sauntered down […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Naughty – a short story from China.

After a happy, prolonged period of stabilization and life-altering romance, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and travelling. “Good afternoon Krista, how are you?” I chirped, bouncing into the […]

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Camp America – a short story from China.

After a happy, prolonged period of stabilisation and life-altering romance, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and travelling. It was a warm, smoggy Beijing morning as we boarded the […]

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My 5: Bratislava.

1. Schöner Náci, September 2002. I’ll never forget the magical year I spent in Slovakia’s gritty capital. Although a relatively small city, upon arrival it felt like I’d been dropped into some gargantuan Soviet bloc jungle where a dense concoction of dark, grey and unsmiling was the order of the day. Thankfully, the city’s tight […]

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