January 29, 2012

Night train to Kunming

Our compartment is less than half full. But it still smells. The closest thing I can compare it to is the smell of 100 wet dogs. […]
January 17, 2012

Photo from the Road: Cycling around Yangshuo China

Cycling is one of the best ways to see the countryside surrounding Yangshuo, China. The region is famous for the dreamlike limestone mountains that dot Guangxi  […]
January 12, 2012

7 Observations from Macau

After two days of walking around Macau, we decided we’d had enough of our makeshift dorm room accommodation in Augusters Guesthouse. Even though there wasn’t too […]
January 10, 2012

Arrival in Macau

A week prior, we had checked the Chinese calendar for an auspicious date to travel. The first of January looked good. We had already been in […]
January 7, 2012

Photo from the Road: Macau’s Portuguese Past

One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Macau was for its architecture. I love walking around cities, looking at building facades. I remember especially […]
December 27, 2011

Quirky Hong Kong

Terrapins Hong Kongers have a slight obsession with terrapins. That’s cool, ‘cause I like them too. Find the friendliest turtles in Hong Kong Park, near the […]
December 24, 2011

First Impressions of Hong Kong

First Impressions of Hong Kong During my first two days in Hong Kong I was not at all impressed. Much of this opinion was based on […]
December 15, 2011

Why I’m going to China

It’s safe to say I’ve always had a fascination with China. From the time I spent poring over maps as a kid to thumbing the pages […]
June 10, 2011

Tasting Tea, not Opium in Mae Salong

By Stephen Bugno Mae Salong is an oddity in Thailand. It is a Chinese village high in the mountains of northern Thailand. Its history is an […]