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Archives for November 2014

ChengDu East Music Park

Travel the World

Travel the World So you want to travel the world, but you don’t know how? You came to the right place. My blog focuses much on my life and my adventures as I wander around the world, but I want to give back to those out there that need a push to change their lifestyles,

Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong For the first time since arriving in China I rode on a bicycle to Lan Kwai Fong. I followed behind Chris, on his scooter, and weaved in and out of traffic. Motorbikes, scooters and bicycles come from all directions so I kept my head on a 360 degree swivel to avoid crashing

Abandoned ChengDu

Abandoned ChengDu I joined Jelte, Chris and Sarah today for a round of go-karts. The price we read online greatly differed from the price he quoted upon arrival. They charged by the lap. Sarah haggled down to 8 RMB per lap, which almost halved the price of 15 RMB per lap. I decided to watch



I spent the whole day confined to a very small room learning the rules and strategy behind a Chinese game called Majang. I lost about 60 RMB in the process of learning since technically it’s gambling. Each game has a winner and a runner up. It’s kind of like rummy, but the difference being you

Wuhou Shrine

Wuhou Shrine

So I tagged along again with Chris and Sarah and visited Wuhou Shrine. I learned about Liu Bei, who was a Chinese warlord in the Han Dynasty. He founded the state of Shu Han in the three kingdoms becoming their first ruler. He was a bad ass in all aspects of life and a fairly

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