November 2013

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Down For The Count

It’s been years since a cold has laid me out quite so completely. In LA, colds usually lasted about 24 hours. I’d feel one coming on, take the day off to lie out in the sun, and then the next day, it would be gone. Perhaps if I could have had a restful sunny LA […]

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Best Laid Plans

8,008 km so far. I had big plans for today. I was going to continue my photography project. I was going to hang out in cool cafes and buy groceries and cook something delicious for dinner. I was going to be productive. Instead, I am sick. Not sick in that nice way where it’s lovely […]

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Waiting For The Shot

8,008 km so far. Today we moved from our hotel into a little apartment where we’ll be staying on and off for the next few weeks. It’s so nice to be out of our windowless hotel room and into a bright flat, with sunshine and a kitchen and other homey things – like Flora the […]

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Everyday Shanghai In Pictures

8,008 km so far. Today I got to take pictures of Everyday Things. It kind of feels like cheating to do this assignment in Shanghai, since so many things that are everyday here are extraordinary to my eyes. Tomorrow we’ll be moving out of our windowless hotel room, so I decided to start by capturing […]

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Eating Vegetarian In China

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jane-mountain/vegetarian-food-china_b_4353331.html

Jane dishes on how to be a vegetarian in China. Spoiler alert: it’s not as hard as you think! [hr] Did you like this post? Please share it!

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Back On The Mat

8,008 km so far. For the past three days I have been teaching yoga again every day. My current schedule has me teaching at least eight days without a break, 14 classes. When I get next week’s schedule, this is likely to increase to 10 days, 12 days, or more. With most jobs, working this […]

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Becoming A Better Photographer

8,008 km so far. During this trip, I have taken thousands of pictures. And yet, with all this practice, I don’t feel as if my photography skills have improved very much. Usually my photos are OK. Occasionally I’ll stumble upon an extra good one. Very rarely would I call any of my photos great. I […]

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Thanks(giving)

lululemon athletica invited me to lead their first Community Class in Shanghai, where they are just about to open their first mainland China showroom. The class was today, at Karma Life Yoga‘s Laoximen location, one of the two studios I will be teaching at during our next four weeks in Shanghai. The set-up for class […]

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Friends And Neighbours

As we step out onto the streets of the French Concession in Shanghai, two realisations sprout in my mind. This finally *feels* like China. No one is staring at us. Almost Like Coming Home The reason for the second is obvious. There are foreigners everywhere. Shanghai is absolutely crawling with them. This is what we […]

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Alcohol Is All Around

8,008 km so far. This morning we bid a bittersweet farewell to the retreat. Then we boarded the bullet train. Speeding through the countryside at 300+ km/h is not the kind of “go slowly” approach our bike trip is usually about, but the scenes outside the window seemed all too familiar. Smog-choked air, people tending […]

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