a transplanted life in China 


Shanghai street

Published on May 28, 2016, by in Shanghai.

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cafe counter

Published on May 23, 2016, by in Aix-en-Provence, France.

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Aix-en-Provence, France, a cafe near the Saturday street market


le Marais, Paris

Published on May 15, 2016, by in France, Paris.

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corner of Rue Rambuteau and Rue du Temple, le Marais, Paris, July 2015

In a past life, my favorite Paris walk was along Rue Rambuteau in the Marais district, from the Pompidou Center to the Place des Vosges, past the National Archives in the Hotel de Soubise and through a fascinating slice of Paris history. I re-walked this route during my summer 2015 stay in the city, stopping along the way for a superb falafel sandwich at L’As du Falafel in the Marais.


cafe newspaper

Published on May 10, 2016, by in France, Paris.


morning, Boulevard Saint-Denis, Paris


a table on the Place des Vosges

Published on April 29, 2016, by in Paris.

Place des Vosges table

reading a book at a cafe table under the arches of the Place des Vosges, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the Marais, Paris