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For new updates on the havoc I am wreaking, check out Gregorykristof.com Over and Out, Greg

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Guinea Pig Tastes Like Chicken

Cusco, Peru—As my friend and I were playing with a vender’s pet parrot, a local friend asked, “Hey, you happen to like guinea pigs?” “Nah. I was never a pet person.” “Me, neither. But do you like guinea pigs?” “Well, … Continue reading

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Cusco

In my first twenty four hours in Peru, I huddled through a nippy night hobo-style in the gritty Lima airport, blitzkrieged my gracious Peruvian host family with questions on how to resurrect my Venezuelan phone that checked out several years … Continue reading

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China and Liberal State

One day my teacher wrote a string of characters on the board. “Qiang da chu tou niao.” Or, roughly, the birds that rise above the cover of the tree line are the ones that are shot down. It is an … Continue reading

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Yangshuo

Your first peek of the chimerically primped town of Yangshuo comes from the deck of your antedulivian cruise boat on the Li River. The ride is gentle but loud, giving you the energy boost which, if you are to take … Continue reading

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Why I deferred College Enrollment

This post was written for my Dad’s blog, and can be accessed here: http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/on-the-ground-with-a-gap-year/#more-8903. Enjoy.

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Yellow Rivers

There is a God of Bodily Waste, and He hates me. I discovered this during a devilishly fun time backpacking across the Tibetan Plateau, and so I ran up a list of bathroom do’s and don’ts that I wish I … Continue reading

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