The Pants Building

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8th Annual Back Alley Chili Cook-Off

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Out and About in Beijing

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Back to work in Beijing

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May Fourth Square - Qingdao, China

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May Fourth Square is a large public square in Qingdao’s central business district. Named after the nationwide protest May Fourth Movement that started in Qingdao, the square is best recognized by the large "May Wind" sculpture near the seaside.

The May Fourth Movement was an anti-imperialist, cultural, and political movement which grew out of student participants in Beijing on May 4, 1919. They protested against the Chinese government's weak responses to the stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles, especially it allowing Japan to receive territories in Shandong, which had been surrendered by Germany after the Siege of Tsingtao in 1914. The May 4th Movement influenced the Chinese delegation not to sign the Treaty of Versailles.

Degen Hill

This is my travel blog and writing portfolio covering my life in China and my trips around the world, including the food, experiences, people, culture, history, and architecture. Living in Beijing has been an adventure, so here's some insight into one of the world's biggest cities.

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Tsingtao Beer Museum - Qingdao, China

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Qingdao is a major city in the east of Shandong Province on China's Yellow Sea coast. As of 2014, Qingdao had a population of 9,046,200.

Tsingtao Beer was introduced to the United States in 1972, and soon became the top-selling Chinese beer in the U.S. market. It was founded in 1903 by German settlers in Qingdao. Its logo displays an image of Zhan Qiao, a pier on Qingdao's southern shore. Tsingtao Brewery is the second largest brewery in China.

Beijing’s Blue Skies

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Archery Tag

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Afternoon Snooze In Beijing

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Spring in Beijing

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Korean Hotpot

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Jin Ding Xuan - Restaurant in Beijing, China

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This is one of my favorite dim sum places in Beijing

Beijing is getting warmer

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Ditan Park - Beijing, China

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Here Then Gone - a short story

Here Then Gone - A Short Story

Just finished my first short story, “Here Then Gone”, about a microchip in the future that automatically ends a person’s life when they turn 75 years old. You can download it for free here

Afternoon Snooze

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Just finished "Dune" by Frank Herbert

What a book. Here are my thoughts

Jing A Brewery - Beijing

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Lanterns Lanterns Lanterns

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