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Chinglish: Lost in Translation in Hangzhou (China).

Lost in Translation in Hangzhou

“Welcome to the back!” proclaimed an English sign at the front door of a small Chinese restaurant in Hangzhou, a city in China, known for its West Lake. It was here where Marco Polo once sailed, mesmerized by its stunning beauty and declared the place in ancient times as “the most beautiful place in the world.” […]

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Gay Tourist in Jordan – How Two Strangers Invited Me for Fun

Now, I know the best way for a gay guy to get laid in Jordan—wear brightly-colored fashion and accessories. Even if you don’t have to walk like Ru Paul or like a beauty queen, Jordanian men will know that you are a fabulous specie of the human kind. I say these based on my experience. […]

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A Sad Couchsurfing Story

A Sad Couchsurfing Story

Some people come into our lives and quickly go—and when they do, we are never ever the same again.   This true, sad couchsurfing story shared by our guest blogger, KiwiMalay, proves that even strangers who met in a fleeting moment of time can share fleeting memories worth to be remembered for a lifetime. Some people say that […]

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Mao's Portrait at Tiananmen Square in Beijing

My Ten-Minute Boyfriend

Once upon a time, a girl friend of mine asked me a favor to show his newly-acquired boyfriend around — anywhere in Beijing. She was busy at work and couldn’t ask for a leave, even for a day. I agreed, of course. It’s my expertise—showing men what I’ve got. I mean, the city where I […]

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