A marketplace is where a community comes together. People gather to buy, sell, eat, drink, laugh, gossip and connect. Around the world, so many family’s livelihoods depend on a thriving market. In America, we don’t really have an equivalent. Farmer’s markets are fun & quirky, but rarely does an entire community do their shopping at… Continue reading My Favorite Markets in Asia
Asia is such a fascinating continent. It’s wildly diverse. It’s mountainous, tropical, rural, urban, populous, remote, affordable, expensive, naturally stunning and architecturally beautiful...all at once! I first visited Asia in 2005 when I traveled to India. I immediately overwhelmed by new sights, smells, tastes and sounds. And I also immediately in love with Asia. I… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!
China is a vast country. It's the most populous in the world. It can feel overwhelming to think about trying to visit or travel through this incredibly enormous country. But it's worth it. Here's some photos to hopefully help inspire your travels through China. Traveling through China helped me understand Asia better. China has such… Continue reading Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit China
This week most of Asia is ringing in the Lunar New Year. Last year, I found myself in China right in the middle of these celebrations. Before China, I thought I had seen fireworks. I thought I had celebrated a new year. I thought it was just another holiday. But I was wrong. In China, the… Continue reading Remembering the [Chinese] New Year
This has been a pretty epic year of travel for me. Unlike any other for sure! As I sit in a condo in Mexico on New Year's Eve, I'm reminded of last New Year's Eve, where I stood on the Great Wall of China and think "How is this my life?!" Since tomorrow brings the… Continue reading 10 Countries in 12 Months: Looking Back at 2014
"We'll see how far we can get." That's what our host told us when we talked about driving outside of Kathmandu Valley for the day. In monsoon season in Southern Asia, that may actually not be very far. But we were ambitious. We were hopeful. We were aiming for Tibet. Tibet is one of those… Continue reading Road Trip to Tibet
For some reason, I read the most while traveling. Maybe it's because I'm not working my 9am - 5pm [or 10pm] job at home, but I just find that I read furiously while traveling. And since I'm traveling so much this year, I ambitiously gave myself a goal for 100 books this year. And I… Continue reading Reading on the Road: My Top 10
China is a beautiful country, and many places it was hard to take a bad photo! But here's some of my favorites...
I'm back in America now, and looking back on life in China. It was a great trip, and I experienced a part of the world that was brand new to me. I made friends with people with on the opposite side of the world with the opposite worldview as me. Yet, we became friends. It… Continue reading My Random Life in China
If I discovered paradise in China, it'd be in Guilin. This mountainous wonderland should be experienced by anyone who travels to China. The peaked mountains, the lush greenery, the cozy cafes, the obvious souvenir tourist traps, it's just great. We spent just 3 days in Guilin, specifically Yongshua, which is the most touristy part of… Continue reading Gorgeous Guilin