"But that is an age and more ago" February 12th 2007 I had sworn the baozi in China couldn’t be topped. For 3 kuai, and made in a street corner shack with steamy windows, I had determined to remain their loyal patron to the end. But as we walked along the night market in Luang Prabang, Sitt turned to me and challenged me to his claim that any I had before tasted would simply be inferior to those in Laos. Images of the chap-cheeked Chinese peasant ... read more
Asia » Laos Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
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 ... full info