Tag Archives | Asia

The Secret to Ultralight Backpacking

How do you define ultralight backpacking? Sure it’s minimalist packing, but everyone seems to have their own definition of this idea. After all, on my 2010 Asian Adventure I thought I was packing light… I had enough sets of fresh clothes for 5 days and enough shirts for a week! Here’s the thing… I didn’t know […]

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Say What?? Travel Photos: Valuables

Buddhism in China is a funny thing. It certainly doesn’t manifest itself in the same way as it does in Southeast Asia or even in Tibet. In fact, in many parts, you wouldn’t even know that Buddhism really existed in China (though remember two words that contributed greatly to that…Cultural Revolution). That’s not to say […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Title

Bangkok is a city of many food courts. But it’s not quite the type of food court you like to think of. You see, the Thai version of a food court involves booths that only make one or two unique items. Often times, these will have a central cashier somewhere. That’s not to say that […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Foot Etiquette

Buddhist temples, much like all religious structures, have a certain code of etiquette attached to them, the most important of which deal with ones feet. Often times, it can be difficult for western visitors to know these rules, so someone in the dzong (former fortress now serving as a temple and civic center) in Punakha, […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Viagra?

Viagra is big business here in the U.S. I mean, it’s hard to turn on the TV without seeing an ad for it or a related pill. Given it’s popularity, I wasn’t terribly surprised to see that Guangzhou (formerly known as Canton), one of the largest cities in China, has an entire hospital devoted to […]

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Travel Photo: The Hungry Cow

“Say What??” is taking a day off today for the Labor Day holiday in the U.S., so I thought I’d bring you another cute photo from my travels! This hungry cow comes from the Tibetan village of Litang, high up in the mountains of China’s Sichuan province. It’s so high up there that no grass […]

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