Overland: Interlopers in a Masculine City

This comment piece was originally published by Overland online. Interlopers in a Masculine City A few weeks ago, I was riding my bike to work. It was a cool summer pre-dawn ride, and the number of other road users was scant. As a bike-rider, I’m quite lucky: there’s a green bike path running almost the…

Walking the Great Wall: My Uncle’s Story

This post was originally published on my City Sampler blog. Walking the Great Wall: My Uncle’s Story When China opened its borders to the west in the early 1980s, my uncle packed his bags and headed over. Now a somewhat older and more experienced traveler, he delighted in the oddity he presented to the locals as a foreigner.…