Where am I?

SYNOPSIS:  About being lost in a big city.  About the magic of Nutella.  About writing Chinese.  About people and their reaction to me.  About the Yellow River and a long train ride from Xian to Lanzhou.

Never in recent history, and never on any of my travels had I felt so lost.  I sat on my bed in my beautiful studio apartment, and looked at rows and rows of high-apartment blocks out the window, and had no clue where I was. 

Picture this:  You arrive in a town in a foreign country.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY