Author: Kendra

Beijing Gadgets Blog - Xiaomi TV Review

Tech

Gadgets of China – Xiao Mi TV

Posted from: Beijing, China This is one of several pieces I did on China tech for now-defunct website Smart Beijing. I love toys, but I...

Life

Suddenly I’m Really Into Print: Concrete Flux Launches Issue 3 – Escapism

It’s been all digital with me for 18 years. Since I was 13, digital digital digital HTML internet, and then one day I’ve got...

Travel

The Devil’s Sweet Seat: Pamukkale & Antalya

In Turkey, there’s a mountain made of bone. It rises right out of the valley, a few dozen miles of grapes and dirt and then this...

Travel

Bosphorus Gluttony and Cannibal Penguins: First Tastes of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey Everyone warned me this would happen. They told me over and over, and yeah, I was kind of excited, but I just didn’t...

Travel

The Ides of May: A Village Wedding in Xiongxian

Xiongxian, China “Local XiongXian Man Marries Beautiful Swedish Bride, an International Romance is Consummated”. I didn’t...

Life

Hometown Tourism: Three Months of Back-alley Beijing Finds

Beijing, China Turtle Guy is finally gone. Every day for two weeks, he stood near the exit on Dongsishitiao, holding a dead snapping turtle...

Life

Midnight in Peking: Cheers to Pamela on the Tartar Wall

Beijing, China I still don’t know who killed Pamela Werner. There’s two more chapters until that big reveal. Midnight in...

Travel

A Season for Two: Christmas and New Years in Bali

Bali, Indonesia Three days into what has turned out to be the most scrumptiously adventure-free trip I’ve ever taken, Kyle and I had...

Travel

In Photos: Surprise! 24 Hours in Hongdae

Seoul, South Korea A friend of mine recently told me that no one had ever thrown her a surprise party. She’d never been to one,...

Travel

No Shit-ism: Chardonnay with a conscripted Soviet army bomb tech, among other oddities

Prague, Czech Republic I might be looking in all the wrong places, but after four weeks, I think I’m ready to proclaim that Prague...