China, Pt. 2: Politics, Racism, and Being Gay

To understand anything about China, you have to know a little bit about its history. China occupies one of the longest continuously inhabited spaces on the planet, and currently has a population of nearly 1.4 billion. China was governed under dynastic systems until the turn of the 20th century, and it was only in 1949 Read more about China, Pt. 2: Politics, Racism, and Being Gay[…]

Feel All the Things

I wasn’t going to write about the train journey back to Tokyo, but I had too many interesting revelations while reading Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar, and a few interesting conversations with Yuuki.  Iwate saw us off with some less than ideal weather, clouds hanging darkly over the sun and a light bit of Read more about Feel All the Things[…]