Moisés was an awesome guest and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. Let's get right to it:
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- It has been a couple of years since China ended its one-child policy. Al Jazeera recently posted this update on the results so far. (Hint: more babies)
- Kitten thinks of nothing but murder
- I talked about how hard it is to figure out the captcha system when buying train tickets in China. This article talks about just that.
- Moisés and I talked about the ridiculous rule that, when changing planes in the USA, you need permission to enter the country. In the example I used, if you're from Brazil and want to vacation in Spain, nearly every flight will get routed through either Miami or Atlanta. You're only going to spend a couple hours in the airport, yet you need to go through the entire interview process to obtain a US visa. I don't know of any other country that has this rule. For example, last year I flew from Beijing to Berlin, via Moscow. I didn't have a visa to enter Russia, yet I could transfer at the airport, no problem. And Russia is normally thought of as a very strict country with its immigration rules. This Stack Exchange forum explains the issue in more detail.
- The TV show I couldn't remember the name of is Out of this World.
This is where I lost my passport in Tasmania:
Moisés lives in a hutong in Beijing. Here are some of my photos from Beijing's hutongs:
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