After a rough and super stressful few days in Manila and a 16 hour ferry with my “room” shared with 147 other passengers and a migraine the entire boat ride, I have landed in Coron, Palawan! Needless to say, the day has progressively gotten much much better! The ferry was super interesting it’s a few giant rooms with 8 rows of bunk beds, and no … Continue reading Cheers from Coron!
I haven’t really been able to formulate full and complete thoughts about what I’ve experienced in the last 24 hours. The poverty and living conditions in Manila make my worst depiction of poverty experiences in China look like a vacation at the Ritz. I have been left all evening sitting here wondering if this is why the people of China support the People’s Republic of … Continue reading Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong has in some ways been a big switch up from Mainland China, but in other ways it is still very similar to the other big cities I’ve visited over the last month. The city of Tai O however was remote and quaint and a big switch up from the other towns that I’ve visited so far. Before I jump right into Tai O, … Continue reading Tai O Fishing Village
Mount Huangshan Skipping over a lot of the trip so far, because internet has been incredibly difficult to work with! This afternoon I returned back to Tunxi from Mount Huangshan (the Yellow Mountains) for two more nights before heading to Hong Kong, and I’m so sore I can’t walk anywhere so I’ve got some time for an update. Mount Huangshan was absolutely beautiful, even in … Continue reading Mount Huangshan – Yellow Mountains
Hello from Shanghai! Today is my last day here and then I’m heading to Hangzhou tonight (change of plans) and the Hangshan and the Yellow Mountains, because 1. I’m not ready to leave China 2. I need some nature in my life. I’m currently cuddled in my bed, which consists of no mattress, just a piece of foam on top of plywood, but the sheets … Continue reading Sunny Shanghai
Ni Hao! Internet has been less than ideal, but I’m alive and thriving and only slightly less weight, thanks to an endless supply of carbs in my diet! I will keep this short and sweet because I’m having to type on my phone and I don’t love how the last post turned out! Apparently my OCD for symmetry and formatting hasn’t been affected by China … Continue reading Xi’an and This Fried Banana I ate
Officially landed and settled in Beijing! The flight was great, I had the window and then the guy sitting next to me moved (not taking it personally) so I had a bit of room to stretch out. I didn’t sleep much at all, but watched 3 movies while attempting to unravel a ball of yarn I’d managed to knot up very badly, which I’m wanting … Continue reading Beijing: Day 1