Pick a Palace or Two

Jun 21, 2011 2 Comments

Here in Sweden, they’ve got nine. NINE PALACES! I mean, they only have a constitutional monarchy and they’ve got nine palaces. Jealous. I hit up the biggest and best, the Drottningholm Palace first. I picked up some bad juju along the way since nothing went on schedule today. Here’s how it all unfolded: 10:10 arrive […]

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The Summer Palace

May 14, 2011 No Comments

The emperor’s summer palace was built for him and his many many wives to have a nice cool place to go to during the brutal china summer. All I can say is the weather must have been very different during their reign. It’s only like 20 km from the forbidden city. Can’t imagine the weather […]

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Whatup Warriors?

May 07, 2011 No Comments

So I don’t know if you’ve heard but there were these warriors? Made out of terracotta? They were discovered awhile ago and are kind of a big deal. I went to see them. See mom?! I can do historical stuff! Figuring I was an old pro at the chinese public bus system, I set off […]

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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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Thoughts on Vientiane

Apr 03, 2011 No Comments

A few random thoughts from my first days in Laos: French Influence Laos was originally a French colony and the roots of that occupation can still be felt profoundly throughout Vientiane. Breakfast has been absolutely fabulous comprised of French bread, croissants, crepes and banana loaf bread. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve […]

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Monkeys make exercise more fun!

Mar 21, 2011 5 Comments

The Batu Caves are located just outside of KL on one of the many train routes. Let’s hear it for public transport! Woot! They’re also a very religious site for Hindus, there are tons of temples located around them. Kinda makes you feel like you’re intruding on their Sunday service with your camera. Eek. But […]

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Creepy Dark Temples

Mar 13, 2011 No Comments

Normally I don’t care to sign up for tours. Most of the time you either get too much or too little time at your destination, you pay a much higher fee and in general I think it takes away from the fun of getting there yourself. That had been my plan originally with Borobudur Buddhist […]

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