Xingping – Guangdong Province, China

Not very much is very old in China, especially not in Shenzhen. Towers made of mirrored glass scrape the low hanging smog. But a mere sleeper bus ride away (read: being stuffed into a shaking smelly coffin spooning strangers) lies the countryside of Guangdong province, where the “Ancient Village” of Xingping maintains a semblance of…

Winter in the Window – Minnesota

It’s like living in an ice cave, these frozen windows. Due to the thick layer of ice on glass we can’t see outside. Most days I have to check the weather on my phone due to the lack of the visibility from our second floor perch.  But these double panes do keep us warm and…

OctoPhant? – East London

Living in East London there is always new street art to see. It’s like living in a museum that gets new pieces all the time. For free. I came home after a month away to this new baby on one of my favorite walls. Now that’s art.