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Summer Holiday Time Again

A few blog posts ago I was talking about the semester beginning, and now here I am talking about the ending. For the past month I have been free, with more than 2 months...

The Art of Taking Pictures of Yourself While Traveling Alone 7

The Art of Taking Pictures of Yourself While Traveling Alone

For the past four years now, I have traveled almost entirely alone. In fact, I insist on it, refusing any invitations or requests to travel from other people. (I’m kinda bitchy like that.) On...

The Sunburn Chronicles: Heavenly Lake 3

The Sunburn Chronicles: Heavenly Lake

Now you have seen from my pictures that the northwest region of China has some shocking beauty. A stark, desert beauty of rainbow mountains with no vegetation, or towering sand dunes in all directions....

The Sunburn Chronicles: Turpan, the Second Lowest Point on Earth 0

The Sunburn Chronicles: Turpan, the Second Lowest Point on Earth

Given my very public aversion to heat you think I’d avoid going to the hottest spot in China. A place that is the second lowest point on earth (after the Dead Sea) and below...

Big Ass Buddahs! 0

Big Ass Buddahs!

You live in asia for awhile you see a lot of temples. And in these temples you see a lot of Buddhas. When you live in China, a country that believes bigger is better,...

The Breathtaking Danxia Rainbow Rocks of Zhangye 3

The Breathtaking Danxia Rainbow Rocks of Zhangye

I’m human, and even though I get annoyed at “listicles” I can’t help but click on any list called “25 Truly Amazing Places You Must Visit Before you Die,” or “27 Surreal Places to...

Summer Break Can’t Come Soon Enough! 2

Summer Break Can’t Come Soon Enough!

So remember when I said I hate Xiamen? I hate it even more now. It’s SOOOOOOOOOO friggin hot. I walk around wearing a sweat band, and I don’t do it in an ironic Wes...

High Speed Trains in China 4

High Speed Trains in China

4 years ago (has it been that long?!) I wrote two very long, detailed posts about train travel in China. It explained what a train station was like, how to get a ticket, the...

Summer’s Officially Over 1

Summer’s Officially Over

School starts on monday and I can’t say I’m totally psyched about it. Summer seemed to be gearing up instead of winding down when I had to leave my temporary home in the city...