Category Archives: Characters and Friends

Scenes from a Tibetan Wedding

Hey look, you’ve been invited to tag along and take photos at a Tibetan Wedding. Score! Ready for some awesome outfits and spectacular headwear? These gentleman will kindly accept your (mandatory) donation. Mother of the Groom. M of the G … Continue reading

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Travels with Hyeongnim 2: to Dali with the Little Crickets

I kind of wrote my heart out on that last post – in particular, the Korean took a lot out of me. Despite 3 weeks speaking Korean and feeling nearly fluent, my writing skills leave a lot to be desired. … Continue reading

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Travels with Hyeongnim 1: Kunming, or is this Korea?

“형님과의 여행 1: 곤명…아니면 여기는 한국인가?” 이번글(만!)은 한국어판도 나옵니다. This entry (and only this entry!) comes in Korean as well. 한국어 실련은 매일 조금씩 떠러지니까 부끄러운데. Though I’m embrassed about how my Korean skill is faltering daily. Once upon a … Continue reading

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Vietnam 5: Appointment in Saigon

If you take a look at the Mike Map, you’ll see that after moving at turtle pace down through the east coast of China, I jumped across nearly all of Vietnam in one fell swoop of a train journey. Thirty-four … Continue reading

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Vietnam 4: Hanoi

Editor’s note: Post has been redone and previously missing photos have been inserted.  Sorry the formatting is a little sloppy.   A little achronological and such, but here are some odds and ends from my time around Hanoi at the … Continue reading

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Vietnam 2: Chuc Mong Hai Phong (i.e. “Happy Wedding,” or something.)

I’m going to go ahead and start this one kind of in medias res so that you’re almost as confused as I was. 1) Climb mountain. 2) Enjoy view and chat with two other American chaps I met up top. … Continue reading

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Zhuhai to Macau and Back Again

We set out from Guangzhou the following morning fairly early and rode alllll day long, partially because we had 140km to cover and partially because we happened to choose China’s slowest restaurant for lunch. It’s not rare even for pretty … Continue reading

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Hong Kong for a Day

When last I left you, I hadn’t actually arrived in Hong Kong. Now I have. Here’s the rest of the story. But first, some moralizing regarding these remains from the night market. People looked at me funny as I walked … Continue reading

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Meet "Wanderer" (and it isn’t me)

As I hope the previous post showed, we met a whole host of interesting people at Nan’ao.  AJ, the boss, who retired from his computer engineering job to start the farm.  Sam, his son, who quickly took interest and before … Continue reading

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