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A Chinese Capitalism Primer Or “Would You Buy a Used Papaya from This Man?”

All the produce in China is priced per 500g. So, when you see a sign announcing 2.20RMB for a papaya, it actually means 2.20RMB/500g, or 4.40RMB/kg. Now, then, I’ve figured out why they do that–it’s to confuse the tourists! No, really. … Continue reading

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Recipes from the Coffeepot Cookbook!

Addendum March 5, 2011: Great news! There’s actually now a Real Coffeepot Cookbook, inspired by the blog post! Okay, there’s something you need to know about me for when we hang out together for the Jamaican in Russia adventure: I take my … Continue reading

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It’s all about the food!

From: walt@jamaicaninchina.com Subject: Jamaican in China!–It’s all about the food! Date: October 18, 2010 10:42:28 PM GMT+08:00 A new friend and fellow vegan mentioned yesterday that our lives seemed to revolve around food. That came as a surprise to me–a … Continue reading

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Life as we know it

This is a special email. It is being sent out of sequence to a select group of people to share with you what just happened on my second day in China (even though you haven’t received the first day’s chronicle yet), because the significance of what I’m about to share with you defies adequate description in words, and can not be overstated…. Continue reading

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