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Dali Dali, We Like to Party

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Dali is one of the more popular tourist destinations in China, especially for backpackers, known for a laid back vibe, beautiful scenery and the availability of certain herbal delights. I was more intent in getting out of the city of Kunming and seeing some nice countryside again, and booked an afternoon bus to Dali which would take about 5 hours. There was also the option of taking an overnight train, but seeing as that takes 10 hours, I didn’t see why anyone would do that. After eating some breakfast and packing up, I hopped in a taxi to the bus station. Kunming streets are clean and easy to navigate, but are a real pain in a car, as you have to drive very far out of your way and do a U turn instead of being able to just turn left at any given intersections. But after only a few minutes, I arrived at the bus station, ticket in hand, and made my way past all the hawkers to find my bus. Showing my ticket to a few people, I was finally directed to the back of the station, and shown a minibus that had the Dali characters on the front. My bags were thrown in the back, and I sat on theĀ  minibus, by myself, and waited for it to leave. No other people got on, however, and a nagging feeling started at the pit of my stomach. Something didn’t feel right. [read on]

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Just a short hour or so flight from Pnomh Penh brought me back to Bangkok around 10am in the morning. I had one day to do a bunch of errands and things I needed to do before I would meet my friend Chris again and prepare to go to China. Since my flight got in so early, I assumed that I would have most of the day to get everything done and still have time to spare. But of course, in Asia, nothing should ever be assumed. [read on]

Bangkok, Volume I – The Khao San Road Experience

Monday, July 3rd, 2006
Everyone has an opinion about Bangkok, whether good or bad. The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok can be just a quick stopover on your way to the next place, or will keep you marooned as days and weeks seemingly float ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Vacation from our Vacation

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Phuket Island is sort of the Cancun of Thailand. The main beach area is called Patong and that is where the hoards of package tourists head to, with huge stretches of beach, seemingly endless streets full of bars and restaurants, ... [Continue reading this entry]