• I heart HK

    It’s true, I should have gotten the shirt! Maybe it’s because I am coming from the rest of china, but it feels nothing like the other china I visited – not that I…

  • Guilin and Yangshuo, China

    After thankfully getting a sleeper bed for my 22 hour train ride, I was well rested upon arriving to Guilin, South China. Too bad I still couldn’t tell my left from my right and…

  • First Time Squatter

    I just had probably the worst toilet experience of my life! and this beats Cuba… My first time using a “squatter” was not by choice, however on a 20 hour train journey there…

  • Hangzhou

    A brief stop in what the Chinese call heaven on Earth.  Located an hour South West of Shanghai, I was told not to miss its beautiful scenery on my way through the area.…

  • The Wall

    Ancient structures amaze me, and the Great Wall of China is the main reason I wanted to visit China. Its scale and age make it nearly unbelievable, but then its setting and difficulty…

  • Made it to China!

    I am now in Beijing, where anything and everything goes! I am slightly overwhelmed, not of the mass population or language barrier, but of the scale of the city.  I am told Beijing…

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