This weekend, I returned to Shanghai for the first time since my very first trip to China back in 2008 (!) to run the city’s half-marathon.
Despite incredibly high pollution levels that made running more like burning my lungs, the race was pretty fun and I had the chance to meet up with several old friends over the weekend.
More photos of that ever-evolving Shanghai skyline coming soon.
We didn’t have turkey, but we did have a bird. A roast Peking duck to be exact.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I had to get back to Beijing from Laos, and the quickest way to do it was via Hanoi, which has a direct flight. And since I’ve been Ho Chi Minh but not to Hanoi, I figured what the heck, might as well stop over for a day and grab some pho if I was going to fly out of there. So 36 hours in Hanoi capped off my two-week Southeast Asian tour. Continue reading
…Continued from Laos, Part I.
Laos is fantastic. Did I mention that? It really is. The people are all very friendly, it’s not overly commercialized — you can go to a market and shop without being hounded at all — and it’s just so beautiful. Continue reading
The third leg of my trip to Southeast Asia was the highlight of the vacation: Laos. (And because I have so much to say and so many photos from there, I’m splitting this into two posts.)
After three years in Hong Kong, I’d managed to get to every other Southeast Asian country (at least every ASEAN one except tiny little Brunei) except Laos, so this year it was high on my list. Continue reading
After the sort of chaos that comes along with visiting a place like Myanmar, we decided that we would treat ourselves with a nice, relaxing few days at a beautiful beach where we could soak up the sun, drink some Changs and get some rest. Continue reading
Finally getting around to this…
Boys play chin-lone, a sort of volleyball played with the feet, on the streets of Yangon.
My most recent trip was two weeks in Southeast Asia. The first destination on my list was Burma, also known as Myanmar. I’d been to the country back in January for the first time, but was excited to go back as B hadn’t been there. Also, I didn’t mind going back again because it’s just such a wonderful place, full of friendly people. Continue reading