Entries from December 2008

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Seattle Snow

Wow, what a surreal environment to come home to.  The city is litterally frozen.  The snow hasn’t stopped all day.  I spent the afternoon sledding down Denny on capitol hill.  People are litterally snowboarding to work!
Here is a video of a run down the hill I did on a trash can lid.

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

马上回美国. headed home

A quick post from the airport that I’m about to get on the plane to head back to the cold Seattle rain.  I have pictures from Malaysia and Singapore that I will post when I have a faster connection.
Right now I don’t feel much other than disbelief.
我的脑子知道,但是我的心还没发现. ~

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

4 days in Malaysia

I spent 4 days with my roommate Billion exploring his home town of Segamat, Malaysia.
Malaysia is the most multi-cultural place I’ve ever been.  Malay, Indian, and Chinese all live harmoniously together with a slow paced life style.  We spent some time in the jungle exploring the fruit, palm, and rubber tree plantations.  Bought a fish [...]

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

云南第五天: 梅里雪山. Yunnan Day 5: Meili Xueshan

So we finally reached further into the mountainous reaches of Yunnan to the sacred Meili Xueshan range.  The tallest peak has never been climbed - quite a number of attempted and have either turned back or been killed. The Tibetan Buddhists regard this as one of the most sacred peaks and thousands make pilgramages there [...]

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

云南第四天: 香格里拉. Yunnan Day 4: Shangri-La

The closest big town to the 美丽雪山 is the famous town of Shangri-La.  We stopped here for an evening.  It was cold, and we were at a high enough elevation to be mildly affected by the altitude.  Still the scenerey and uniquness of the town kept spirits up.
We visited a temple area of the town.  [...]

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

云南第三天: 虎跳峡. Yunnan Day 3: Leaping Tiger Gorge.

As our group made its way out to the mountains we stopped at a few other sites along the way.  The first was a trip deep into the Leaping Tiger Gorge.  We hiked down and up in the day and lazed around the stony river bed for a few hours.  A great icebreaker for the [...]

Monday, December 1st, 2008

云南第二天: 丽江. Yunnan Day 2, Lijiang

Quickly leaving the bustling dirty city of Yunnan, we took the 8 hour bus ride through 大理 (Dali) to 丽江 (Lijiang), an ancient city deeper into the mountains of Yunnan.  However the city still felt a little touristy and we were itching to get into the rural areas.
We found a hiking tour guide who was [...]