On a Slow Boat to China

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We first talked to Mark Schatzker, a writer and self-described omnivore, two weeks ago when he began his journey around the world by way of land and sea.  He had just driven from New York to Los Angeles and was still well within the comfort zone of the U.S.  He gives an update from China, halfway around the world in his hotel room.

In China, Mark is experiencing everything from public transportation to the Great Wall of China.  While in Beijing, he dined in a restaurant specializing in unusual Chinese fair, where they feature the Chinese equivalent of tripe, gizzards and pig's feet (which are, as Mark notes, “the Western equivalent of hamburgers and pork chops in China”).  Mark is making regular entries into his travelogue, which can be followed on his blog.

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