My guest for this episode is Liam DelMain. I met Liam at the Horse Pen 46 Hostel in Shaxi (沙溪), Yunnan Province, China. He calls Minnesota home, though when he was still a toddler, he lived in Beijing for two years with his family. He has returned to China almost every summer since. Having been raised between two different cultures, Liam has a lot of insight into these disparate worlds.
As always, you can let me know what you think of our conversation in the comment section below.
- Liam talked extensively about Concordia Language Villages. Here's their website.
- Gerald Ford died on December 26, 2006. Saddam Hussein died four days later, while I was in Apoera, Suriname, examining a nice patch of bamboo.
- According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, the name “Wadi Rum” most likely is Aramaic for “high valley”, though it's also called the “Valley of the Moon”.
- One of the organizations for finding work all around the world that Liam talked about was Workaway.
- And here's a link to WWOOFing, a way to travel the world and learn how to grow organic food.
- Here's how pineapples grow.
- I mentioned Chris Farley's El Nino bit. You're welcome:
Here are some photos from Shaxi:
And here are a few other photos of the places we talked about: