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Minus the dog meat, Wuhan is delicious

Minus the dog meat, Wuhan is delicious

CrikeyNov 29, 2012

It’s such a cliché to say a city is “sprawling”, but sometimes, it’s the only word. And when it comes to Wuhan, China, home of 10 million people and a whole lot of smog, sprawling seems appropriate, says Alexandra Patrikios.

Red Ink Run: Mao Money, Mao Problems

Red Ink Run: Mao Money, Mao Problems

K JohnsonJun 28, 20121 Comment

Red Ink Run: Sichuan hot pot is the bomb

Red Ink Run: Sichuan hot pot is the bomb

K JohnsonJun 13, 20122 Comments

Red Ink Run: Tulou or not Tulou?

Red Ink Run: Tulou or not Tulou?

K JohnsonJun 7, 2012

Red Ink Run: Chinese training impressions

Red Ink Run: Chinese training impressions

K JohnsonMay 29, 20121 Comment

According to Lonely Planet China, the Han Chinese especially love their children. Me, I'm not so hot on them. At least not while one of them is kicking the back of my chair while his mother looks on adoringly and his grandmother pats his head.

Red Ink Run: scammed in Shanghai

Red Ink Run: scammed in Shanghai

K JohnsonMay 16, 20124 Comments

They say the best scams are when you're not sure you've been scammed. But you do have to decide and the options aren't great: you're either a sucker or a cynic. Marty and I, after extensive deliberation, decided that anything is better than being a sucker.

Cold beer in China

Cold beer in China

CrikeyAug 23, 20106 Comments

A how-to guide for haggling in China

A how-to guide for haggling in China

CrikeyMay 25, 20105 Comments

For a nation accustomed to receiving blank looks when bargaining, and whose only haggling technique consists of asking "What's your best on that?", buying toothpaste in China can be a shock to the Australian system.

Shanghai is for jerks

Shanghai is for jerks

Kevin O’FaircheallaighMay 6, 20104 Comments

Shanghai has been one of the destinations I've been most looking forward to on our Asia itinerary. That is, until I arrived and underwent public humiliation over a flowery toiletry bag.

Slide Night: A photographic farewell

Slide Night: A photographic farewell

CrikeyApr 8, 20101 Comment

Dan Miller captures Zhang Qun’an, 69, and her husband of 51 years, Deng Mingyuan, 77, in a ‘wedding photo’ at the edge of a camp for earthquake survivors, northern Sichuan, China.