Archive for the 'travel' Category


Thursday, April 17th, 2008

i posted 33 pictures from china on flickr. that’s enough to get you started.

i’m home and my blog looks messed

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

but i’m lazy so not going to fix it right now. maybe over the weekend. after i’ve organized my 1000+ pics from the trip/wedding. edit: fixed!

beijing – count down to home

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

having fun in beijing. here’s a lowdown of the highlights: staying with marielle and fred. minus the mosquitoes beijing duck with suzannah bar hopping and pole dancing three hour hike along the great wall now, for the grand finale of my trip: the silk market. gotta make my mama proud.

if i shang-had a million dollars

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

i would buy pumas from shanghai tang (okay, i nearly did). i would buy a $1000 dress by yoon hanii. i would stay in the grand hyatt. i’d be rich.


Sunday, March 9th, 2008

in china, tissues are your friend. i mean, i’ve been dependant for a few reasons: my nose is runny (and i’m not into blowing it onto the street like locals) they don’t give you napkins at restaurants many washrooms don’t have toilet paper fancy stores give you tissues so your makeup doesn’t come off on […]

internet cafe

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

i’m in an internet cafe that is bigger than a gymnasium with row after row of computers. it’s 3RMB (less than 50 cents) an hour, and each computer has a big set of headphones and a web cam. there are even private rooms. everyone seems to be gaming, except for lori and i (the only […]

trailblazers (a guest post by Lori)

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Hey guys, I am back from the 2-day Tiger Leaping Gorge trek, safe and sound in Xian (and slightly sunburned). Despite an inauspicious start to our first day (I fainted onto the bathroom floor of our hostel) and beginning the hike when the sun was the strongest, Schachter and I still managed to ascend the […]

not so radio silent

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

at first lijiang might just seem like a pretty place with stall after stall of pashminas and dried yak, but tonight lori and i experienced the fun side of lijiang. at night along one of the creeks there is a row of restaraunts that have club music playing and flashing strobe lights a la mandel […]


Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

so the internet at the hotel won’t let me post to my blog. nothing about the government watching me, but posts just won’t go through. pretty frustrating after writing a great one and then losing it completely. so i’m getting my mom to post them on my behalf. today lori and i are walking from […]

Normal People vs. Me

Friday, December 14th, 2007

When Normal People pack for a tropical vacation, they pack things like bathing suits and sunscreen (possibly oil, depending on their complexion), shorts and tanktops. I pack 60+ sunscreen, long sleeves/pants, wide brimmed hats, cortisone cream, and antihistamine. The sun is my nemesis. If I ever tell you that you are my sunshine, don’t take […]