Posts Tagged ‘Photography’
 
 
 
Bizarre
 
Midget Theme Park-7
Midget Theme Park-7
Midget Theme Park-7

Three Words: Midget. Theme. Park.

Tweet For a long time I suspected that something was wrong with Mr. Chen, but only now did I grasp the majestic breadth of his insanity; I could now color in an entire childhood of licking windows, kicking squirrels, and chasin...
 
 
China
 
Chinglish Side Photos-1
Chinglish Side Photos-1
Chinglish Side Photos-1

Chinglish 101: Five Secrets to Understanding Demon Bird Moth-Balls

Tweet If Americans love one thing more than looking at silly things on the Internet, it’s getting really, super offended at silly things on the Internet. So before I start this week’s Photo Travelogue, I’d like to preface by sa...
 
 
Adventure
 
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The Mystery of the Immaculate Herpes

Tweet It was a miracle—a horrible miracle—that turned my pleasant morning tinkle into a heart pounding free-fall into nightmareland. HERPES!!! I diagnosed (even though I’d never actually seen herpes before). For several minutes...
 

 
Bizarre
 
SW China-23
SW China-23
SW China-23

Going South on China: A Panda Hunt

Tweet Before I try to rationalize for you my ill-conceived quest into the bamboo forests of Sichuan, I’d like to clarify that I harbor no secret vendetta against the Giant Panda. I just simply couldn’t understand why the world ...
 
 
Postcard
 
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Weekly Postcard: Sichuan, China

Tweet GoPro: check. New camera: check. Laptop: check. New content: currently in the making. Thanks again to everyone who donated!! New stories coming next Tuesday, March 19. To hold you over in the meantime, here’s a deli...
 
 
Bizarre
 
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Kazakh Eagle Festival-2
Kazakh Eagle Festival-2

A Steppe Too Far?: Eagle Hunters, Cultural Darwinism, and Getting Banned in Kazakhstan

Tweet At 4:27PM, on the afternoon of October 29th, I received an e-mail from an acquaintance in Almaty, informing me that Backpackology has been banned in Kazakhstan. When my initial laughter subsided, my amusement faded into c...
 

 
China
 
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Silk Road-11
Silk Road-11

Silk Road Ramblings: Lost Empires, Gobi Fugitives, and The Secret Meth Habit of Marco Polo

Tweet I have conquered the Silk Road. I’ve hid from Chinese guards in the starlit dunes of the Gobi. I’ve visited mud-thatched villages and seen old Uighur men as hairy as camels shriek in wonder and delight as they passed arou...
 
 
Inspiration
 
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Flipside-1

Guest Blogger Viktor Wallström: Flipside Pilgrimage

Tweet This guest post is special because, generally speaking, I’m quite apathetic towards inspirational YouTube videos. I’m always the one sitting there, watching my friends going misty eyed over a particular clip, asking mysel...
 
 
Culture
 
Karakoram Highway-15a
Karakoram Highway-15a
Karakoram Highway-15a

The Karakoram Highway

Tweet When I tell people that my favorite country thus far has been Pakistan, I often receive horrified stares, as if I’ve just admitted that I enjoy licking squirrels or pooping in jam jars.  But what people don’t realize is t...
 

 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Jiankou Wall-1 copy
Jiankou Wall-1 copy
Jiankou Wall-1 copy

Guilty as Charged

Tweet If Purgatory exists, I imagine it looks something like the Concord District Courthouse’s waiting room: a torturous realm of eternal, soul-sucking silence; overly air-conditioned, reeking of floor cleaner, lined with woode...