Beijing: First Impressions

Beijing: First Impressions

1. Holy shit, it’s fucking huge. The streets downtown are 6-8 lanes wide. The buildings look like they were constructed by some brobdingnagian race and span blocks by themselves. The communist-built structures are built to impress — just like the ancient structures —...
China, Fall 2014: Shanghai // Beijing // Guangzhou

China, Fall 2014: Shanghai // Beijing // Guangzhou

This Tuesday I’ll be off to Asia for the very first time, visiting three of China’s largest cities over two weeks with my father, Michael LeBlanc. My dad has been to China a dozen times over the past decade in his capacity as faculty member at NSCAD...