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What to Eat in China

June 2, 2016 11 Comments »

food in china

THWAK! The thick menu felt like an earthquake when it was put on the table. I looked at it in astonishment; it was the size of a Sears Catalog that I remember receiving when I was a kid! When I landed in China for my 8 day trip, I was excited for one thing – […]

Week In-stagram Review China

September 25, 2015 4 Comments »

Beijing Instagram

8 Days, 3 Cities, 5 Airplanes – this is fast travel. This week I’ve been on a whirlwind trip of China and I’ve been moving around so fast that I can never remember what my hotel room number is let along what floor I’m on when I get in the elevator and stare blankly at […]

Travel Charms

November 19, 2013 12 Comments »

evil eye

I’ve been traveling for 7 years, thanks to a little luck, I’ve had relatively few bad luck experiences. Sure, I’ve experienced some issues – luggage delayed a number of times, flights canceled, items stolen, faulty gear, and illnesses. But none of these things were ever really serious or horrible. Not like my friend Charlie’s story […]

China Syndrome

November 22, 2007 7 Comments »

I’m neutral on China. Some of it was better than expected and some worse. Then there were some things that met my expectations exactly such as the amount of people and the smog. Don’t let my neutrality fool you though, I am happy that I spent 4 weeks there, observing the largest populated country in […]

The Many Meanings of Shangri la China

November 14, 2007 4 Comments »

Songzanlin Monastery Shangri La China

  Before coming to Southwest China, my sister and I were out one night with some of her Singapore friends and they wanted to know where we were going on our pending trip to Yunnan China. We rattled off a few places including  Shangri-la. There was an immediate ooooohh around the room as someone started […]

Tiger Leaping Gorge—ous!!!

November 13, 2007 1 Comment »

Photo: Sun rays kissing Tiger Leaping Gorge For the ‘best of’ Yunnan, China Photography – click here! For all snapshots of the Tiger Leaping Gorge hike – click here! One of the main reasons why Cyndi and I decided to come to Yunnan was to hike in the Tiger Leaping Gorge – a deep canyon […]