Explosions Can Be Awkward

May 17, 2013

Probably one of my weirdest experiences was in Chengdu, when a building exploded while I was brushing my teeth, and laughing hysterically. Standing on the pavement, laughing


December 9, 2012

Once in Kunming, I felt like shit. Things just weren’t going right. I was wandering around the city, feeling sorry for myself. Then I came across a man with no legs. It

The Wise Man

December 9, 2012

Once in a village in Sichuan, I met a wise man in a bar. He was using his retirement pension to sustain not only himself, but an entire family. He told me how even then there

The Sky Burial

November 23, 2012

Once in China, I saw a Tibetan sky burial. It took less than ten minutes for the birds to eat him. The feathered scrum writhed as more and more vultures shuffled over the

The Gift

November 1, 2012

The bit I always tell Once when I was in the foothills of Tibet, I was attacked by a pack of dogs. I was on a mountaintop, surrounded by steep drops on all sides. The nearest