Author Archives: Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

What’s the Opposite of Homesick?

I’ve been rereading my old blog entries from when I was back in Shanghai, and it’s starting to hit me: I miss being out of my comfort zone. Edmonton is really nice, and quite comfortable so far (granted, this is ...

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Protesting the Olympic Protests

Let me make one thing very clear off the start: yes, China has issues with human rights, and its treatment of Tibet and Xinjiang independentists is an important issue. That being said, I have a major problem with the way ...

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Weird stuff I’ve eaten

With the arrival of the Olympics, it seems like every journalist is busy scouring the hutongs of Beijing looking for stuff that will challenge their definition of food. I’m actually a bit miffed at that, because focusing on the stuff ...

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Things I’ll (Eventually) Miss about Edmonton

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Well, to be fair, that’s not exactly true. I’ve left cities before, and I’ve missed aspects of them a lot. So now, wisened, I get to enjoy things as they happen. ...

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The Dark Knight: Not the Best Superhero Movie Ever

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is not the best superhero movie ever. The good superhero movies of recent years (Spider-Man 2, Iron Man) have followed a fairly standard plot structure: the superhero’s powers define not only his own moral code, ...

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