Monthly Archives: June 2009

Cast Away

We’ve arrived in Manila and spent a night in a small hostel managed by older Japanese couple. The ride to the hostel was quite entertaining and getting there was an adventure in itself – we used public transportation jeep where you hop on/off whenever you want and share the ride with several other people –…

A Walk to Remember

Beijing Beijing has a lot to offer – Forbidden Palace, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and of course the famous Great Wall. On the first day Derek took off and visited the surroundings of the Forbidden Palace, though was barred from visiting the Tiananmen Square as he didn’t bring his passport with him…

Bells, Drums & Warriors

Xi’An We arrived in Xi’An, the former capital of China – where the emperor resided, after a 27 tiring hours train ride. Due to not thinking ahead, we ended up spending the first night in a hotel (we arrived late at night).  The next day, we booked our Hostel and started exploring. The city’s main…