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Headed Back to China

CHINA | Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | Views [704]

I am going back to China for a vacation. I need advice. Here are possible iteineraries, starting August 20th: A: 1.5 days beijing 3 Days Baoji 3 Days Pingyao 1 Day Chongqing 6 Days Shangrali-la B: 1.5 days beijing 3 Days Baoji 3 Days Pingyao ... Read more >

A Guide to the US

USA | Sunday, 13 Feb 2011 | Views [656]

I have lived in quite a few cities, so I thought I would share some of my favorite things from each of these cities and maybe from a few more as well. I have lived in (or near) NYC, Middletown Ct, Boston MA, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Los Angeles ... Read more >

Welcome to Miami

USA | Sunday, 3 Oct 2010 | Views [672]

I just moved to Miami for a new job. Miami is quite unusual for a US city. When I first arrived, I went to a restuarant (Catch of the day, which was pretty good) and the waitress spoke to me in Spanish. I think Miami is something like 70% Spanish speaking.... Read more >

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Gallery: Luang Prabang

LAOS | Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Views [1256]

I booked a room at this beautiful victorian hostel, the Nunnery, in the Melbourne neighborhood Fitzroy, which is funky neighborood filled with great resturantsand shops. Across the street from my hostel was carlton gardens and the melbourne museum ... Read more >

On the Road

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Views [1117]

After visiting the Barossa, I drove to Mildura which is close to the triple border of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. Mildura is on the Murray river (Australia's biggest river) and is the breadbasket for Australia, with lots of bulk ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | Views [1012]

Before driving up to the Barossa, I did a tour of Heighs chocolates in Adelaide. The chocolate was quite good, and I was ready for some wine. Sadly, I had trouble getting out of town. The signs were terrible and the roads were not straight. Imagine ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | Views [1526] | Comments [1]

I flew from Perth to Adelaide and took a shuttle to my hostel. Adelaide seemed quite empty. There were nice wide streets. There were parks. There were not many people. But it seemed like a nice town. After checking into a pretty good hostel ... Read more >

Margaret River

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Views [2587]

I decided to rent a car and head south to Margaret River which is 3 hours south of Perth. I was excited since its a famous  wine region. But its also a very popular escape for the folks from Perth. I could not find any hotels on the internet down there, ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | Views [1282] | Comments [1]

I flew into Perth (Australia) the day before new years. But even before I arrived I made a discovery. Perth was rediculously expensive.    I even found a dorm room in one of the hostels going for $55 (US)/night. Wow. Actually, everything was expensive ... Read more >

Gallery: Angkor

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Another KL stopover

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [895]

After Phuket I flew down to Kuala Lumpur for a 1.5 day stopover on my way to Australia. After having a lot of trouble finding my hotel, I eventually found it and it turned out to be a nice and friendly place just behind the new mall (Times Square). There ... Read more >


THAILAND | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [1429] | Comments [1]

I was oringally planning on going to Ko Phi Phi on the way from Krabi to Phuket, but instead took a bus directly to Phuket. Now Phuket gets a bad rap on the backpacker circuit. Like bali, its a place where the highenmd resorts have taken over much of ... Read more >

Gallery: PP

CAMBODIA | Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: KL

MALAYSIA | Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Jobja

INDONESIA | Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Karst III

THAILAND | Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | Views [1428] | Comments [1]

I could not decide if I should: a. Fly to Krabi b. Take a direct bus c. Take the sleeper train to Surat Thani and then switch to a bus   While I was dilly dallying, a became expensive. I eventually went to the train station on my last day in Bangkok ... Read more >

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The Temples of Bangkok

THAILAND | Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | Views [1341]

I mostly came to bangkok to visit with two college friends. Ironically, I only saw one of my closest friends from school, Rolondo, who was on my hall freshman year, and was also a physics major, once. But I got to spend a lot of time with Paul, who was ... Read more >

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THAILAND | Thursday, 25 Dec 2008 | Views [1491]

I traveled back to Chang Mai on my way down to bangkok, but I planned to stay over 1 more night in Chang Mai for Logistical reasons. The first reason is to insure that I could book a sleeper seat in the night train to bangkok (which had to be done at ... Read more >

The Nest

THAILAND | Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | Views [1077]

Tired of city life, I headed North to Chiang Dao in the Mountains. My typical trip, started with a shared taxi across town for 20 baht to the bus station, a 1.5 hour bus ride for 40 baht, and then a 10 minute ride in (an empty) shared taxi for 150 ... Read more >

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