Category Archives: James Louderback: Spring 2013

The writings and musings of James Louderback from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Spring 2013 Cohort – Chengdu American Center).

James: Leshan Part 2 and Happy Valley

            Last weekend for the May Day holiday I went to Leshan for the second time. I had yet another great adventure exploring even more of the city and trying out even more food there. This past weekend I also … Continue reading

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James: Co Co and Co Co

         This week I had some more interesting experiences. I have tasted what is now one my favorite drinks and once again ate some interesting food I’ve never tried before. Also on my way up to Leshan again I got … Continue reading

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James: Trying ever more new food, doing ever more new things

This week I ate even more new things: new dinners, new dinner experiences, new novelty flavored chips, some new healthy food, and much more. It’s a shame I ended up not doing too much this weekend due to the earthquake, … Continue reading

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James: Aquarium Adventure

Half-way through my semester here and still majorly enjoying it here.  I really can’t be any more honest when I say people really should come over here and experience how amazing it is in China. This weekend I went to … Continue reading

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James: Encounters with Fellow Travelers and Some New Experiences

This weekend was quite an adventure.  I’ve been going out of where I normally go in the city and traveling to locations I could only reach by train, bus, and walking quite a distance. The first one of these places … Continue reading

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James: Abundance of Animals and Multitudes of Malls

During my stay here I’ve noticed there seems to be a lot more animals around me than what I am used to, not only in wildlife but also domesticated ones.  In addition to all the animals I’ve seen here so … Continue reading

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James: Roaming the Valleys and Mountaintops

This weekend saw yet another exciting adventure for me. Last time I traveled horizontally across Chengdu, but this time I went vertically! I’m starting to discover that the way I spend my free time is mostly walking around and looking … Continue reading

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James: Off the Beaten Path

This weekend marked a plethora of new experiences for me. I tried some new things that I would have never gotten a chance to do back in the States, some of which I thoroughly enjoyed and others… not so much. … Continue reading

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James: The Joys of Chengdu

Only just three days in China and I can honestly say I feel extraordinarily happy here. Not only did it meet my expectations, but it also exceeded them. I had an idea of what life here was going to be … Continue reading

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Introducing: James Louderback – Fairleigh Dickinson University

Hi I’m James Louderback and I am a student from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus. I am a film major and a business administration minor. There are only a few weeks left until I am in China for the first … Continue reading

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