The People You See in Chengdu

It’s always a pleasant surprise to share brief encounters with strangers on the streets of Chengdu. Recently I’ve been taking portraits of Chengdu’s ordinary folk.

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Toyato Chengdu

Chengdu’s “Toyato” Graffiti Competition in Photos

Last weekend in Chengdu local graffiti veteran Gas hosted another “Toyato” street art competition with beautiful results.

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Qingcheng Shan

Living in Qingcheng: Digital Nomad in a Chinese Mountain Town

There’s tranquility and beauty to be found outside of China’s major cities. Like Qingchen Shan, one of the birthplaces of Taoism on the outskirts of Chengdu.

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Chengdu Living Podcast

Podcast #28: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Chengdu

In this episode I’m joined by Jerry and Andrew of CDBJJ, a local Brazilian jiu-jitsu organization founded in 2011.

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Jordan Xiang painting

Comfort in Anxiety: Embracing Uncertainty with Artist Jordan Xiang

Insight into how Chengdu artist Jordan Xiang embraces uncertainty, rejects denial, and finds beauty in the bathroom.

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Chengdu Living Podcast

Podcast #27: One Month in Chinese Jail

On this episode of the podcast I’m joined by Doug, who just emerged from nearly one month in a Chinese jail due to a visa law violation.

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Chengdu Living Podcast

Podcast #26: Mastering Chinese

In this episode of the podcast I have a conversation with Phil, one half of the Chengdu-based Chinese language program called Mandarin Blueprint.

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Chengdu Living Podcast

Podcast #25: Moving Money Out of China & Bitcoin

In this episode of the podcast I sit down with Americans Johnny (of Johnny 5 Donuts, a previous podcast guest) and Mac to talk about moving money out of China and more specifically, bitcoin in China.

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