Archive for Randomness

Differences in Travel

Jun 21, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve been on the road for awhile now and you get pretty used to how things go. How people act. How to get around. But things are completely different traveling in Europe as opposed to Asia. Here’s a few examples: The People In Asia you tend to get an older group of people. Now I’m […]

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Swedes Love the Knife and Fork

Jun 03, 2011 4 Comments

They eat everything with a knife and fork. Seriously. Last night I ordered a club sandwich, at a British Pub no less, and what came was half a sandwich. No top bread, just the bottom. And it was overflowing. The only way to eat it? You guessed it, k&f. Plus they have this amazing ability […]

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End of an Era

May 14, 2011 No Comments

Last night was the end of our fantastico trio: Me, James and Laura. We all managed to meet up again in Beijing before heading out of the country. Laura was the first to leave, back to Italy. For out last day we spent it our favorite way: bargain hunting in Beijing’s massive markets! Shopping at […]

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Avert Your Eyes!

May 10, 2011 5 Comments

I’m sorry, truly I am. I didn’t mean to post again about the bathroom situation here in China but it couldn’t be helped. For the past few days I’ve seen these “split pants” on small children around town here in Beijing. I had absolutely no idea why they had these giant rips in their pants. […]

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The Search for the Elusive English Bookstore

May 07, 2011 2 Comments

In preparation for my impending 14 hour train trip to Beijing, I thought I’d find a bookstore and stock up. It’s humanly not possible to attempt such a journey without a new book. Just saying. My handy dandy tourist map informed me that there was an English language bookstore just down the block from the […]

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Happy Cinco de Mayo Baby!

May 05, 2011 6 Comments

It’s one of the best holidays of the year and the Chinese have no idea! This saddens me. No margaritas to be found, no chips and salsa to consume. To all my friends back in civilization head over to The Rio and have one of their famous 3 limit margs for me. And then to […]

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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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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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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 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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Apr 07, 2011 1 Comment

Spencer and I went out for breakfast one day in Luang Prabang and it all started out perfectly normal. Soon though this is what was in front of me: They are from left: pineapple shake, fruit cordial, pepsi, and Laos tea. Now I ordered the pineapple shake and the pepsi. The pineapple shake because I’m […]

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