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Gallery: Xian Again

CHINA | Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Road Trip

INDONESIA | Saturday, 22 Nov 2008 | Views [689]

I headed north to Ubud with Paul, Siya (spelling?), and their kids Slam and Ziggy. Where we arrived it was raining, but it appeared to be a cute town with lots of art galleries. We booked at a guest house. I got a room with a nicer large bed with a ... Read more >

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Kuta

INDONESIA | Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Views [743]

I spent 6 days in the main tourist area in Bali, Kuta Beach. The reason I spent this long was to recover from my cold (I got some medicine from a pharmacist wich helped clear my chest conjestion after a few days). My days were mostly broken up, since ... Read more >

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Danger in Bali

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | Views [1356]

I had a long trip to Bali from Borneo, since I had to fly to KL, then wait 6 hours for my flight to Bali. The long layover was in part due to Air asia's policy to sell each flight segment seperately. So if I bought 2 flights, and the first one was ... Read more >

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Racing

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | Views [768] | Comments [3]

I flew into  Sandakan first thing in the morning. At the airport, I had the information desk book me for 1 night in the hotel recomended by the lonely planet. I took a cab in, dropped off my stuff, then went to catch the bus. The bus dropped me off 2 ... Read more >

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Wild Man of Borneo

MALAYSIA | Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | Views [823] | Comments [1]

My first stop outside of China was down at the Equator. Its Borneo, an Island shared by 3 countries. I went to the State of Sabah in Malaysia. My first stop was Kota Kinabalu (KK), a sleepy town of 500,000 on the south china sea. It seemed like a nice ... Read more >

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Shopping on a Tropical Island

CHINA | Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | Views [675] | Comments [1]

I spent my last weekend in china in Hong Kong. Ok, maybe its in China, but even that confuses me. I flew into Shenzhen airport, and then took a bus into Hong Kong (Kowloon actually, which is the mainland across from Hong Kong Island, but it is part of ... Read more >


Shanghai 2

CHINA | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [783] | Comments [1]

I didn't get to see too much of Shanghai. The weather really did not cooperate. My first full day was grey. I went looking for the old french concession in the morning. Arived at an HSBC building nearbye, and then was pointed in exactly the wrong direction, ... Read more >

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Some thoughts on China.

CHINA | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [753] | Comments [4]

I definitely don't feel that I know much about China. I have been here 5 weeks, I don't speak the language and I was in fairly touristy places and only barely in the countryside. But I have a few comments anyway, just take them with a grain of ... Read more >

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Shanghai

CHINA | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [767]

I am an urbanite. I like modern buildings. Skyscrapers. Efficient subway systems. Places where you can walk. The hustle and bustle of people on the street. Having lots of places to eat. Well shanghai has all this and more. The downtown area has a huge ... Read more >

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Xi'an Take 2

CHINA | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Views [752] | Comments [1]

I flew from Guilin back to Xian to visit my friend Christy for the weekend. This time I booked a 3 star hotel about 1 km from the bell tower. Well when i arrived on friday evening in the center of town, all the cab drivers refused to use the meter, ... Read more >

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Rain

CHINA | Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | Views [514]

My last 2 days in Yangshuo/Guilin were wet. It rained all day. The first day I just kept looking for someplace dry and warm were I could sit. I* had a long breakfast, found an internet cafe, uploaded photos, and then had a long lunch. In the evening, ... Read more >

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Gallery: Yangshuo

CHINA | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Li River Cruise

CHINA | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Kunming

CHINA | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Karst II

CHINA | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [1964] | Comments [2]

I woke up early to take the boat from Guilin to Yangshuo. First I needed to find chinese directions to my Hotel. I failed at that, so when I was picked up by a bus at 7:30, I still did not know anything other than the english name of my Hotel, its ... Read more >

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Karst I

CHINA | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [792]

For my second day in Kunming, I went to visit the stone forest, a "forest" of karst hills located 30 miles from Kunming. No one from my hostel wanted to spend the $30 it takes to get there and enter the world heritage site, so I went alone.... Read more >

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Weather

CHINA | Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Views [610]

One wonders how much influence the weather has on how much you like a place. Its been 7 straight beautiful days here in Yunnan, and I am enjoying it here. I think I could vacation here for a few months. (Yunnan is larger than Germany...) For my last ... Read more >

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Gallery: Dali

CHINA | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Lijiang

CHINA | Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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