Archive for April, 2011

Hand Drawn Maps are Never Your Friend

Apr 29, 2011 1 Comment

Wanting to get away from the hoards of Chinese tourists, we decided to hit up a small village outside of town called Baisha. At the bike rental next to an enormous statue of Mao, we picked up our awesome bikes for the day! Mine was pink-a-licious. I’ve no idea why I got the pink one, […]

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Icky Things for Em!

Apr 29, 2011 4 Comments

The market here in Lijiang has plenty of icky things to try along with some amazingly tasty food. There were some awesome potato cakes, tasty egg tarts, asian peanut brittle and yak on a stick. Here’s some shots of the more disgusting things: These purple and green balls looked similar to dumplings, one of my […]

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Mandarin STAT!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Traveling from Dali up the mountains to Lijiang was an experience to say the least. In true tourist fashion we bought our bus tickets from our hostel which came with taxi pickup. We thought that this would save us from having to get all the way to New City Dali, a trip that took us […]

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Final Dali Days

Apr 26, 2011 No Comments

After having been a lazy bum the last few days here in Dali, we decided to get off our asses and get out to see the town. First stop was Cai Cun a small village on the edge of Er Hai Lake. We had hoped to find a ferry to take us across the lake. […]

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Random Notes on the Day

Apr 26, 2011 4 Comments

A few thoughts on my last few days in Dali, China: I’m back to being a rockstar! We’ve had our photos taken multiple times throughout the day. Tonight at dinner, the three of us were sitting outside on the patio of a restaurant just having our photos taken. Finally Laura got mad that she had […]

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Old School Dali

Apr 25, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve been wanting to explore southern china, but didn’t really know where I wanted to start. It’s a damn big country you know. Since my newfound friends were heading out to Dali for a few days on the way to Tiger Leaping Gorge, I thought why not? Dali sounds like fun. We grabbed a 4 […]

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Rocks Anyone?

Apr 23, 2011 No Comments

My first morning in China I met a Norwegian guy who invited me to come along with them for the day. They were heading out to the Stone Forest National Park.  Having never heard of this thing before, I thought why the hell not! The best part was that our little group included an Italian […]

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China Baby!

Apr 23, 2011 No Comments

To head into China I chose to fly directly into Kunming in the south. I had wanted to go overland through Burma, but they won’t allow you into China. You can get INTO Burma, but you can’t go through it. Boo hiss. Other option is to go overland through Laos or Vietnam. Since I had […]

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Best. Poster. EVER!

Apr 22, 2011 3 Comments

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For the Love of Jamie and Claire

Apr 19, 2011 5 Comments

I’m stealing this from my friend Claire (a different Claire, though still kick-ass) who in turn borrowed it from GoodReads.com. And she’s correct, it is perfect. “Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. […]

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Chaos Comes to Chiang Mai

Apr 16, 2011 4 Comments

I came to Thailand for two distinct reasons: to pet a tiger and for Songkran. Having conquered my tiger spooning agenda soon after arrival, I’ve been waiting for the Thai New Year’s Festival to start. And now that it has I’m not sure how to even begin explaining the insanity that has descended on this […]

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