When it comes to the world of infamous and grueling train trips, the Trans-Siberian railway is probably the grand-zaddy of them all. An epic 5,772 miles of iron cutting through mountains, valleys, tundra, and snow connecting the Russian capital of Moscow with the Pacific Ocean port of Vladivostok, just a stone's throw from North Korea and China. This blog post is not about that trip though. Well, not entirely at least. The modern Trans Siberian railway has evolved into a co
If you've ever met me before, it's probably no surprise that much like a puppy or toddler I can very accurately be described as "food motivated." Eating delicious food is one of the things that gives me the most joy in life and it definitely shapes the goals I set for myself when visiting a new destination. Make no mistake - before my little half-Asian feet step inside the aluminum tube jetting me off to a fun new city, they've already done the leg work to identify a list o
I had mixed feelings about my trip to Beijing. Of course I was excited. How can you not be excited when you're spending a week exploring a city with such cultural landmarks as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven? It's a treasure trove of sites to explore and I was pretty much frothing at the mouth in anticipation of sinking my teeth into it. On the other hand, I was visiting Beijing during a period of high tension between Japan and China. The n
Like many good things in life, it all started as a mistake. I was on my way back from Luang Prabang, a magical little town on the shores of the Mekong in Laos. While its beauty is heralded I also knew it was often overrun with hordes of tourists, which made my choice of visiting during the shoulder season all the more delightful. A vacuum will always be filled, so the lack of fellow tourists seemed to leave the floodgates open for humidity and heat. When I left the steamy
I’d like to start off by apologizing for the poor quality of pictures that you’ll see in this report. I’m still getting the hang of hotel reviews so I often forget to take photos of areas outside of the room. Additionally, after my 15 hour flight from Chicago, I was too knackered to adjust the lighting setting on the camera before crashing and consequently the photos turned out quite …. crap. But I suppose you’ll just have to deal with it! Background If there’s one positiv
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Hello! I'm David - world traveler, food aficionado, gay dude, and storyteller. This is where I share amazing sights, delicious dishes, LGBT travel advice, & my favorite stories!