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Adam in Beijing
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Adam in Beijing

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Adam in Beijing

Scroll down to join him on his race across South East Asia to escape the Covid-19 virus.

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"Little did I know - when I said goodbye to my cat, grabbed my light backpack and jumped on a flight to Thailand for a carefree week in paradise - that I would only return after an 11-week absence.

To a completely transformed world."

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Stranded in paradise

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"Sitting at a beachside cafe at 8:30am that Monday, I kicked off our first week of digital classes."
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"I marveled at the marriage of technology and education, arriving at a cave known for its Buddhist treasures just in time to lead a Zoom call with my students - who are scattered around the world themselves also coronavirus refugees."    
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Mother knows best

The half-way point of my Spring Break, a day on which New York City’s mayor ordered all bars and restaurants to close. The virus had arrived in Africa, and Iran had nearly 15,000 confirmed cases. I had just returned from an invigorating yoga class and was perched at an infinity pool enjoying a strawberry smoothie when my dear mother called..."
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Can I get home?

Back in Beijing, Adam's cat was waiting for him.
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Photo: looking out from Adam's apartment in Beijing.

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And the sounds from his neighborhood.

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Humanity is greater

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Journey further...

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  • Contributor: Adam Carter
    Directed by: Julia Alcamo and Dan Hodgson
    Images provided by: Adam Carter
    Illustrations by: Ewa Ferdynus

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