Journey of Friendship: District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Food and Fun)

The first day in Vietnam John and I decided to do a long, extensive, walking tour of District 1. Our first destination of the day was to get some of the famed Vietnamese coffee, which is famed in a right and just manner. Vietnamese coffee tastes like the sweetest, most delicious coffee anyone has ever … Continue reading Journey of Friendship: District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Food and Fun)

The Reality of Us (Rambling Philosophical Thoughts, RPT)

Humanity is a diverse and expansive race of intelligent beings. Our populations have grown and adapted environments with greater ease than any other organism known. It seems funny to say known by us; that can be literally expanded to any level to prove that perhaps we are relatively poor at doing so.  However, from the … Continue reading The Reality of Us (Rambling Philosophical Thoughts, RPT)

The Mountain Adventure Yiwu, Zhejiang (Pt. 3 Descent, and The Return of Life)

When I reached the top of Xianhuashan mountain I was immediately chilled by the cool breeze freely flowing over the peak. The peak was standing alone higher than any other point on the horizon. A Chinese flag blew a brilliant red from a flagpole atop the peak. There was a small temple with a statue … Continue reading The Mountain Adventure Yiwu, Zhejiang (Pt. 3 Descent, and The Return of Life)

The Mountain Adventure Yiwu, Zhejiang (Pt. 1 departure, arrival, and saviors)

Hidden a few hours away from Shanghai is a "small town" named Yiwu, in Zhejiang province. When I say small town the population is about 1.2 million people, so small is merely relative to the vastness and enormity of Shanghai. This town was the destination of Anya and myself for a small weekend getaway. Our … Continue reading The Mountain Adventure Yiwu, Zhejiang (Pt. 1 departure, arrival, and saviors)