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Lijiang Old Lady Attack

All the greats suffer for their art, and if you consider smart-ass travel blogs to be ‘art’, and wasting entire days in loud, smelly Asian internet cafes ‘suffering’, then it would appear that you’ve, on your own, just defined us as great. … Continue reading

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Through The Liu-king Glass, Pt. 2

Don’t be a dum-dum! Read the First Part! With the end of the workweek graciously ending their time with Ms. Liu, the Boys moved with heavy steps into their next quest, to find Dima the CouchSurfing Host, whose domicile they … Continue reading

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Through The Liu-king Glass…

“[The Bishkek Chinese] embassy is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays… The embassy recommends a travel agent – well, just a lady really – by the name of Liu who has an office on Toktogul Street, who can do everything for you…” … Continue reading

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Say Waaaat?!

Angkor Wat. Yeah, it’s a wonder of the ancient world. It’s huge. It’s beautiful. It’s real great. So wat? If you really care, or want to look at some pretty photos of it, look it up on half a million … Continue reading

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The Nutkin Family

Rescue Dad and Basement Girl Nutkin We’ve insulted a lot of people on this trip — usually ones who can’t comprehend what we’re saying. Lack of a common language and culture can obviously lead to misunderstandings and missed cues, and more often than not we’ve … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Trains: The Entirety of China

Human rights abuses, environmental catastrophes, political repression, global trade malfeasance, and funny accents may be the touchy subjects that spring to mind, or at least pop up when you Google “China + controversy”, but the one thing nobody will ever … Continue reading

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Going Native: Kazakhstan via Americans II

Part II of our thorough, incisive, unbiased, wholesome, American, thirdhand account of Kazakhstan. (Continued from Part I.) Names: Mark and Mike Location: Taraz, a reasonably picturesque college town Profession: Peace Corps non-profit management consultant and English teacher, respectively Kaz21 Newbies, Mark, … Continue reading

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