26 Aug 2012

That Time I Went to Yangshuo

I didn’t expect to like Yangshuo.

I expected to love it.

Located an hour away from Guilin on the famous Li River, Yangshuo is known for its stunning scenery and laidback, small town atmosphere. Yangshuo is tiny by Chinese standards, but it’s immensely popular among foreign and Chinese tourists alike.

In fact, my guidebook […]

17 Aug 2012

That Time I Took a Raft Cruise on the Li River

Guilin is all about the Li River.

Don’t get me wrong. The city has plenty going for it besides the river.

There are pleasant, osmanthus-lined sidewalks perfect for strolling.

There is a festive night market where you can pig out on spicy barbecue and cheap beer.

In the center of town, you […]

11 Aug 2012

5 Things I Miss About China (Even though I don’t remember liking them when I lived there)

It’s been a little over two weeks since I returned to the States.

I keep on waiting for the reverse culture shock that everyone talks about to kick in, but, overall, life is pretty darn good.

I’ve been spending a lot of time hanging out with my family. Especially my niece and nephew, who […]

2 Aug 2012

That Time I Took a Group Tour to the Longsheng Rice Terraces

Hello, there, fine peoples of the Internet.

If you read my last post, you know that I’ve returned to the States for the first time in over a year and a half. (If you didn’t read my last post, then I guess you have some homework to do, huh? What are you waiting for? […]