One Year Ago Today, I Left Home To Travel

One year ago, on a day just like today, I stepped away from my desk at my old job for the last time. I vividly recall the feelings of emptiness and lack of purpose I was feeling at the time. I was living life not the way I wanted to live it, but the way…

My 2018 Travel Goals & Wish List

About a year ago, I wrote a long list of travel goals I had set myself for 2017……and I’ve failed miserably at them. Not because I didn’t achieve any of the goals I had set up for myself, nor because 2017 was a bad year. In fact, 2017 has been the best freaking year of…

A Recap Of My 2017 Travel Year

2017 was a year of HUUUUUGE CHANGE!!! I began the year behind a desk at a job I didn’t really enjoy anymore, still living in a city where I no longer felt like at home. But all that changed, as two short weeks into the year, I was boarding a flight for what was going…

24 Hours In Beijing

I had planned to flee (yes, flee) for a few days to Beijing for a while, if not for anything but to escape the boredom of yet another weekend in Changchun. So I drafted a plan to visit China’s capital for a weekend, even if that meant taking 2 overnight trains in 3 nights.

A Few Odd Things About Beijing

Beijing, like any other capital in the world, has its quirky things about it. As one of the oldest capitals in the world, Beijing has much to do and see within and beyond its city limits. It also has many one things that, as a first time visitor, might strike you.

China travel summary

Changbaishan And Heaven Lake

I just couldn’t believe it. After almost a full day and a half of travelling by train, two police stations, and getting kicked out of two different hotels in two different cities, I had finally made it to Erdaobaihezhen. I was worried about the bad omen following me so far, and I certainly didn’t want…