Beware: if you are flying to Australia tomorrow, you need a Visa.
Beware: never book through Chinese travel agents you’ve never met.
Okay Tumblr. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC needs foster homes for these puppies that will otherwise be euthanized on Saturday morning. Please contact email@example.com if you can help.
Argh! Puppies? Put to sleep?! D: Ashevillians, help these lil animals out! (I.E. the mun is signal boosting this for the city to see.)
What the city is missing: Thierry Cohen photographs cityscapes and then photographs deserts at night, combing the two to show us what our cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced, they are actual photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. Click on each photo to see which city it is.
ohmygod imagine?? this is really beautiful
The Great Wall of China. All recommendations be damned, we did it easily for $1.60 round trip for travel, and $4.50 each for admission. No jade shops, no crappy tour guides. The 12 hour tourist: we came, we saw, we left.
Saying to hell with the tour groups in the morning, going to take the train 43 miles out of Beijing and attempt to see the Great Wall on our own time and schedule.
It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
I dream about having a house by the water and not doing anything, not feeling ambitious, nor having the need to make money.
Went part way into the ditch to avoid hitting a fairly large turtle who was crossing the road. In my rear view mirror, I saw the next three or four cars make similarly awkward maneuvers to avoid the turtle.
I love it when humans aren’t complete shitheads.
In Beijing. Survived getting to the city center from the airport using the subway. Just match up the squiggly lines and you’re set.
And Yahoo apparently just bought Twitter so let’s see some Flickr Pro integration.
The Buddha’s Birthday
To celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday we visited the Tian Tan Buddha, the largest in the world (for now), and Po Lin Mon monastery on a foggy afternoon on the mountain.
The 12 Hour Tourist: London