Category Archives: Travel

The Cangshan Mountains

My attempt to climb the Malong Peak in Dali’s Cangshan Mountain range. Chinese Tourism 1, Spademan 0. Continue reading

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The Southern Tour: Train to Dali

There is nothing quite like a journey through China by train. You can’t really say you’ve seen it all until you have taken at least one extended ride on a train. Pictures from my ride between Kunming and Dali. Continue reading

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The Southern Tour: Field Walking

An afternoon walk through the paddy fields. Miles and miles of green, and no end to pictures. Continue reading

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The Southern Tour: Nameless Village

A collection of photos from a village where we spent some time, far down in the south of Yunnan. Continue reading

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The Southern Tour: In Which We Head South

The second part of the great Southern Tour. Our trip south on a bus brings us through high mountain passes and ever closer to the border of Myanmar. Continue reading

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The Southern Tour: Kunming

The first section in my southern tour of Yunnan, a business trip of sorts. Sure, it’s not the longest, but hey, we’ve got to start somewhere! Kunming is a great place to start a great tour. Continue reading

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Back From the South

After two weeks of exploration in China’s far southern Yunnan province, I am finally back in Beijing. ┬áIt’s already quite late, and I have a whole mess of stuff to do tomorrow, but here is just a (small) sample of … Continue reading

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Chuandixia Village

We decided to take a trip to the small town of Chuandixia, just outside of Beijing. Word of Advice; Never get into cars if you can avoid it. Continue reading

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The Long Post: Shanghai, China

Arriving in Shanghai with knowing quite what to expect, I find a city that surprises me in every way. It is not quite China, and it is not quite New York. This is Shanghai. Continue reading

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The Night Train to Shanghai

A last minute decision pulls me onto a night train headed for Shanghai. 13 hours later, I had been schooled in the ways of life on the rails in China. Continue reading

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