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Beijing Day 3: In the Footsteps of Ghosts

It is hot. Hot and humid – the air is just thick with moisture, and the pollution adds an additional haze to the haze of heat. 1,124 more words


Vietnam: Overnight trains in Vietnam, and visiting Hue

I’ll first tell you about overnight trains in Vietnam. We took one from Ninh Binh to Hue (pronounced something like “hweh”), which took nearly 12 hours if memory serves. 971 more words


The not so Forbidden city


Unfortunately I missed a whole day in Beijing due to illness, I knew that at some point I would have to face my temperamental stomach in China and despite having a day of being really sick, I feel a lot better for it, even though I find myself afraid to try any more food for a while. 1,667 more words

12 hours in Beijing

I just got to my gate in PEK airport and waiting to board the shuttle to get on my flight to Phuket, Thailand. I am 5 hours short of my 30 hour long journey from LA to Phuket and it feels like these last few hours have been a blur.  1,277 more words

China: The Undiscovered Country

As you may have noticed, I have been somewhat absent from the blogosphere as of late.  My sincere apologies, but I come to you now with tales of adventure.   1,248 more words



Ni hao


Last night, someone asked me whats next on the blog … which city will we conquer today … 

David Beckham loves it, or rather the Yen that he makes from it … Its not the most popular destination in the world and certainly not a place that I will willingly go back to, but lets delve into… 517 more words




The largest palace complex in history, “The Forbidden Palace” in Beijing, China, had 8,728 rooms, in 980 buildings. In the past, ordinary citizens were forbidden to enter this complex. 267 more words

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