Posts Tagged: travel

Zhengzhou

The smartest purchase I make all year is a fifteen rmb folding stool ($2.50) right there in the Anyang train station. A tiny backless stool you see the old men and women sitting on in the park or on the

Zhengzhou

The smartest purchase I make all year is a fifteen rmb folding stool ($2.50) right there in the Anyang train station. A tiny backless stool you see the old men and women sitting on in the park or on the

Lijiang

Maya followed our advice and joined us on the ‘big bus’ this time for a few kuai more (which I believe is the sequel to A Fistful of Kuai). The bus ride itself was not as spectacular as the Kunming-Dali

Lijiang

Maya followed our advice and joined us on the ‘big bus’ this time for a few kuai more (which I believe is the sequel to A Fistful of Kuai). The bus ride itself was not as spectacular as the Kunming-Dali

Xinjie to Xinjie

The Road to Yuanyang: Part 4 I shouldn’t be too hard on the Xinjie bus station hotel room. That it had a Western toilet is by all accounts a miracle. Still, despite traveling for 24 hours, I could not bring

Xinjie to Xinjie

The Road to Yuanyang: Part 4 I shouldn’t be too hard on the Xinjie bus station hotel room. That it had a Western toilet is by all accounts a miracle. Still, despite traveling for 24 hours, I could not bring

Xinjie

The Road to Yuanyang: Part 3 You would think, judging by the expressions on their faces, the good people of Xinjie had never seen a white man enter their town by rolling down a dirt-covered hillside with all his belongings

Xinjie

The Road to Yuanyang: Part 3 You would think, judging by the expressions on their faces, the good people of Xinjie had never seen a white man enter their town by rolling down a dirt-covered hillside with all his belongings

Jiangshi to Xinjie

The Road to Yuanyang: Part 2 The woman with whom I switched bunks returned the favor in the morning. She shook me awake with a “Jiangshi!” I had expected Jiangshi to be the last stop. I couldn’t have been more

Jiangshi to Xinjie

The Road to Yuanyang: Part 2 The woman with whom I switched bunks returned the favor in the morning. She shook me awake with a “Jiangshi!” I had expected Jiangshi to be the last stop. I couldn’t have been more

My Last Sleeper Bus – Jinghong to Jiangshi

The Road to Yuanyang: Part 1 If there is a right way to get to Yuanyang, I did the exact opposite. Lonely Planet suggested taking a 12 hour bus ride to the town of Luchun. By the time you get

My Last Sleeper Bus – Jinghong to Jiangshi

The Road to Yuanyang: Part 1 If there is a right way to get to Yuanyang, I did the exact opposite. Lonely Planet suggested taking a 12 hour bus ride to the town of Luchun. By the time you get

Bus to Yangshuo

I headed to the bus station, because, like an idiot, that’s where I assumed one would pick up the bus. The clerk at the bus station explained the buses to Yongshuo left from near the train station. So I walked

Bus to Yangshuo

I headed to the bus station, because, like an idiot, that’s where I assumed one would pick up the bus. The clerk at the bus station explained the buses to Yongshuo left from near the train station. So I walked