The Guilin/Yangshuo Weekend: Part 2

Xingping Ancient Town I found myself sleeping well at a bottom of a double deck bed at the hostel staff’s room in Yangshuo. We hurried the accommodations the day before, so we had to settle for that. I was now with Raymond, Ariel, a young Chinese couple, and another enthusiastic lady companion who appeared to … Continue reading “The Guilin/Yangshuo Weekend: Part 2”

The Guilin/Yangshuo Weekend: Part 1

Longji rice terraces Without referencing to the plane ticket, my email inbox, and a calendar, I would just say the decision to take a solo trip to Guilin went through because an officemate helped me book my flight online the night before my trip. I remember finding myself in an airline office just a few … Continue reading “The Guilin/Yangshuo Weekend: Part 1”

Biking In and Around Shanghai

The break to the nine-month blogging hiatus is going to be about what has become a regular, semi-daily routine for me: biking. My first bike here was an Oyama folding bike, which I bought on my first year. The justification in getting one boiled down to why-not, because-I-can, and this-is-China-bikes-are-everywhere. I chose a folding bike … Continue reading “Biking In and Around Shanghai”

Jeju Island, South Korea: Day 4

Manjanggul Cave (만장굴) Today’s tour was for the East Course, which had two UNESCO World Heritage sites on its list (Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, and Manjang Cave; Jeju women divers were also recently put into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List), which I would safely assume were the main reasons the only seats available on the … Continue reading “Jeju Island, South Korea: Day 4”