Guangzhou | China: National Day Parade & Celebration

During National Day in China, we were on the move, leaving Guilin on our way to Hong Kong via Guangzhou. As we lugged our increasingly weighty bags through the Guangzhou airport, we caught site...

Hong Kong | China: Mid Autumn Festival

One of the most important holidays on the Chinese Calendar, is a celebration dating back 3,000 years, when a gentleman named Chang'e was lifted up to the moon. We're guessing he was consequently worshiped....

Hong Kong | China: Tian Tan Buddha

Today, we sought out a little spirituality. We don't do it enough, but in whatever form it may come, taking time to reflect, particularly in extraordinary spiritual places provides a wonderfully cathartic experience. We...

Hong Kong | China :: Out & About In Hong Kong

As with all places one visits, comes the question, "Could I live here?" Manali and I have asked ourselves this question over and over, but we finally and excitedly said "YES!" to Hong Kong....

Osaka | Japan :: Crossing The Formidable East China Sea From Osaka To Shanghai

We are determined not to shy away from any means of transportation during our trip, as the lust of unseen places is fuel enough to drive us forward. Okay, its a nice thought, but...

Shanghai | China :: Torrential Traffic In World’s Most Populated Country

Upon your first task of crossing a street in China, you quickly realize it is much different from home, wherever that may be...well aside from India maybe? I'm only speculating, but I would think most...

Shanghai | China :: Funny Things We Like About CHINA (Or NOT)

All bits of culture have their little quirks...but the cultural quirks in China have quickly made lasting impressions, and leave us wondering, "Why do they do that?". For example, many Chinese men wrench their...

Hong Kong | China: Tai O Fishing Village

Earlier in the day we visited the Tian Tan Buddha, and couldn't leave the area without a glimpse of Tai O Fishing Village. There is nothing completely interesting about this place aside from its...

Shanghai | China: Tallest Observatory In The World Atop Shanghai World Financial Center, Strikes...

Exploring the city of Shanghai right now may leave you a little frustrated, due to the massive construction effort being undertaken for Expo 2010. Poised to put Shanghai on the map, as the 2008...

Shanghai | China :: Blue Mountain Youth Hostel Review

Blue Mountain had a great location, directly across the street from the Luban Road metro stop on line 4 in Shanghai. The importance of such close proximity to mass transit can only be known...

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