Fantasy Vs Reality.

There are two realities that would be travelers face. The first being how they image their dream destination. The second being the realities of said destination. Seeing a given destination as your dream destination, and not an actual place inhabited by real people, leads to disillusionment. Dream destinations are often developing nation. We travel to this countries for an opportunity to connect…

My Top 3

3. China After visiting China I was talking about it for months to follow. From the very moment I entered China, I knew it was not like its southern neighbors. China is a mission to modernize every square inch, even I that means destroying everything that makes China, China. The first thing I loved about China…

The Great Leap, and Ronald McDonald….

When I first arrived in China from Vietnam, the first thing i noticed wasn’t the blissful workers paradise, but the plethora of designer shops, filling the frontier town. Once on the bus to Kumming, I thought I would see the country side and Maoism hard at work. Instead what I saw was a glistening six lane…

China the loud….with pictogram subtitles

The first thing you notice when you enter China, the first being signs that no one reads, and the second is people yelling at you for no reason at all. One example of no one reading signs, I was in KFC in Chendu, there are signs on every table that say DO NOT SMOKE!!!! in…

China “the wild”

China. different people think of China, they think of different things. Some people think of Chop Sticks, Kung Fu, and Panda Bears Others think China is going to take over the world Then there is what I thought of China…………….. Prior to my trip to China, the thing I wanted to do was to see panda bears…