My name is Marcus Van Gorden and I am a 19 year old American living in China. After graduating high school I decided to do something different than everyone else and take a gap year. During this fall I enrolled in a program called Where There Be Dragons. With this program I spent 93 days touring China and fell in love with the country. I decided to return this spring and once again see china, as well as do a bit of traveling through South East Asia. I created this blog to keep in touch with home during my travels. Check back soon for regular updates!