Bali, Indonesia: Ubud & Gili Trawangan

Tek Tok Dance

After an amazing 10 days in Thailand with my new bride and my parents, it was time for the next leg of our travel. Normally Bali can be expensive to get to, especially from where I live in Shanghai. However, since we were already in Bangkok, I checked and sure …

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Living With Dead Hearts

Living With Dead Hearts

Wow! This is unbelievable! If you are at all interested in free documentary films and/or China, you definitely need to watch this film about kidnapping in China. Kudos to “Living With Dead Hearts” and Songhua Films for producing this and their efforts for social justice. Living with Dead Hearts from …

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Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines

Baby Sea Turtle, Port Barton

After a whirlwind 4 days of secluded beaches, island hopping and motorbike adventures in El Nido, we were off to our next stop: Port Barton. This is a quaint little town, and by ‘little’ I mean about 5 blocks long by 3 blocks wide, situated in a little bay geographically halfway between …

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El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines

Smiling Faces of the Philippines

I wasn’t sure what to expect from El Nido. I’d heard so many say that it’s amazing, and others say it’s nothing special. It’s just one of those places you have to go and see yourself I guess, and after having been there, I definitely fall into the ‘it’s amazing’ …

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10 best things about the Philippines

Beach side hammocks in the Philippines

After a recent and amazing trip to the Philippines, I just had to write about it’s awesomeness. In no particular order, here are my 10 favorite things about this beautiful country: 1. 24-hour Vulcanizing: I always wanted to be a Vulcan, and in the Philippines you can do it 24-7. I …

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