I knew before I left China that the food would be one of the things I missed the most and that sure was true. Unfortunately, this was the first time I made a video to go with my column — one of the last ones I actually wrote from China.
A wild trip through Sichuan’s Wild West. The video tells the tale.
Jinshanling-Simitai Great Wall hike. With Jacob, Jesse and Niko. Music by Woodie Alan.
It was very exciting to get back into our house after three and a half years in Beijing and two months waiting for everything to arrive…and fairly terrifying to find out we had 64 boxes coming from storage.
Fog rolls over the Great Wall. Music by Woodie Alan.
Chinese New Year’s Eve morning in a Beijing hutong.
Dixie Doc and son join the fray with some dixieland at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Forgive the guitar work.
Seriously old-school corn milling in Mutianyu Village, in the shadow of the Great Wall.
This video about my band Woodie Alan ran with my final Expat Life column. It captures us at our favorite little bar, Jianghu Jiuba, on our CD release tour.