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The Beginning of an Odyssey

As it is approaching July 26, the day that I will take a one way flight to the other side of the world, I begin to feel restless. 957 more words

In Awe of Nature: the Magic of the Li River

I cannot recall ever poring over the landscapes surrounding the Li River, not having placed China high on my list of must-see countries before I keel over…  In all honesty, when I ended up in China last February, I was most certainly heading for Vietnam, but as I said at the beginning of my blog: I have no agenda, no set itinerary.  1,014 more words

Adult Gap Year

China Part 2 - Stepping up our game

​We had finished our tour of the big cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. Now we were ready to leave the concrete skyscrapers behind us and move onto the real deal. 1,578 more words




Can’t say much about it. We arrived to our hostel in Guilin, close to 5a.m. We slept there, woke up a few hours later, and checked out. 52 more words


Following our therapeutic break in the cafe, we ventured out to go watch the highly recommended 變臉 (face-changing) performance in a Chengdu night market. The area was a total tourist-trap, with street vendors selling all sorts of knickknacks and paddywacks, and they got us good. 665 more words


Our Journey Home. Yangshuo-Guilin

From the hotel in Yangshuo, we traveled to Guilin. Wary of traveling with the children on the public bus, I hired a driver. It was a two hour trip on hot, dusty, dirt, pothole rutted roads. 307 more words


桂林; where you never need to eat instant noodles

Guilin oh Guilin. How could I ever blame you for my ever expanding waist line?
Food so cheap, so filling, so delicious….

1. Glutinous rice balls filled with pickled carrots, pickled spicy beans, dried beancurd skin, cubed chinese preserved sausages, … 396 more words