Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

New address

49 cuo Lang rd
shangri-la, Yunnan 674440

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hong Kong and Shangri-la

So three weeks in Hong Kong have just some to an end. Tomorrow morning after a 2 hour train ride, 1 hour bus ride, 2 hour flight, and 30min taxi I will be back in Kunming to close out my apartment and move to Shangri-la for the next couple months.

Hong Kong has been great. Worlds apart from China, there is even border control, customs and Hong Kong visas. Sort of defeats the one country two systems idea.

On the way to dinner the other night I noticed a young couple pushing a stroller. Just then I noticed the woman bend down to attend to the child. The child sat up, just above the top of the baby stroller exposing its grey hair and the pointed ears of a schnauzer. I thought this was funny.

Over a dinner of american style hamburgers and shakes we started talking about the office. Someone mentioned that there were local versions of the office in many countries, the US, UK, Germany. Then we all imagined what a Hong Kong office would be like. In the group there were several Hong Kong office workers who had first hand experience with Hong Kong office life. They suggested the sitcom be extended to 2 hours to encompass the long 8am-9pm Hong Kong work day. Slightly off-topic some one asked the group if anyone else takes naps in the bathroom. Surprisingly several people responded yes without hesitation or embarrassment. I have never slept in a bathroom and never imagined people took trips to the bathroom for napping on the toilet.

On the way home another stroller approached us on the sidewalk. This one was an actual doggie stroller with a pug inside.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009


Walked around town, casey got a tibetian jacket made. Parked the bikes at a friends house and chatted in the afternoon. On the 12h sleeper bus back to kunming now. Afterwards casey is going hiking with a college friend and I am off to Hong Kong for a few weeks.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


40 km. Short ride in the grass land ended even shorter when a local guy got a nasty cut on his ankle. 3hours and 25 stitches later and it was dark.


0km. Lazy day Internet repairs and a movie projected on the white side of an unsuspecting Tibetian house. Looks like the journey will end here. Got a couple day rides and repairs lined up and an over night bus to Kunming at the end of the week.