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4 Completely Safe Cities For Female Travelers in Asia

I’ve had A LOT of luck when it comes to not being kidnapped or murdered.  23 years and running.  Sometimes I do my research about safe cities for female travelers in Asia, but more often than not, I just head over and basically wing it. Sorry mom.  This list is based on my own personal opinions and observations and NOT based on the horror stories that you read on the…

Paleo Comes To Moka Bros in Beijing!

I’ve been ranting and raving about the benefits of Paleo since 2012. After doing my first 30-day Paleo Challenge, I noticed an immediate difference in my lifestyle, body, and sleeping patterns. For years, I’ve been dealing with poor digestion, a defeated immune system, and severe acne, but after going strict Paleo for 30 days straight, all of these issues were cut in half. My constant flu-like symptoms faded…

The Truth About Teaching English In China

There are a lot of rumors that fly around about teaching English in China. Scams, exploitation, possible deportation, etc. It gets scary fast! But how can you be sure it’s all true? As someone who was nearly deported in February, I’ve seen it all! The good, the bad, and the downright illegal; but I’m still here. Chipping away at China. Happy as a clam. So here’s 6 things…

Beijing: Cooking At EAST With Chef Rob & Co.

It’s no secret that I love food more than I like most people.  Food will never leave you.  Food doesn’t call you “moody.”  Food will be there for you at 3am after a hard night out or devastating breakup.  Food… I think we should take our relationship to the next level… I’ll communicate with you privately later. Recently, I was invited by the lovely Mina (pictured later) to…

Surge Art: Supporting Local Talent In China

I have a very serious love/hate relationship with art partly because I consider myself an artist. Tortured and emotional by nature, I’ve always dumped my feelings onto the pages of Microsoft Word or the Internet because I have terrible handwriting and even worst spelling. And I’m poor; like all the time. Which is a true mark of an artist if I ever saw one. So whenever one of…