China, 2016: A Trip Through Travels Past

Revisiting past travel: Introduction

In the fall of 2016, I went on a trip to China. It was my first time in the country, and despite its position as second-to-last country in a year-long global itinerary, it impressed me deeply.

China was extraordinary to me, compelling and confounding. There’s an industriousness, an entrepreneurial spirit that pervades: if you can find some tiny town with one car, someone in that town will be happy to drive you where you’re going, if you’re willing to pay. If you want dinner…