From 2006-2007, I studied Mandarin Chinese at Beijing Normal University as part of an exchange program through my school. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to take a number of trips both within China and throughout Southeast Asia. This is a rather rough compilation of some of those experiences, and though I'd like SO MUCH to edit them now, I'll leave the posts the way I wrote them at the time.
To give credit where credit is due, many of the pictures were taken or influenced by my travel companion, Sitt, in the Burma, Laos, and Vietnam posts. Specifically, the shot of me with the kids in Burma is not due to a particularly ingenious set-up on my part, but to a friend with a great eye for story-telling through image.