Long-haul flights are proving to be a very useful time to get lots of new blog posts completed! I went to Singapore with my friend Kitti recently, and I used the 5-hour flight to start and finish a little video for Thailand.  It’s posted to YouTube, but there’s a chance it may only work on a laptop (not mobile).  So check it out!  Link to YouTube Click above!

I’ve been considering this post for a while, but given the content I’ve held off. However I realize that there are certain things that unite all of humanity in weird ways and using a toilet is one of them. It’s also a place I’ve noticed some of the biggest cultural differences over the last six months. Odd, I know. Though I think it’s worth sharing. Firstly, the potties may be squatty, but at least you generally have privacy. Though you have to squat over a porcelain hole in the…

We’ve crossed the official 2/3 point in our Chinese adventure and looking back on it, one of our best decisions was to prioritize traveling in China.  Since Chengdu sits near the geographic center of the country and the airport is a major regional hub, we have over 100 direct flights from which to choose.  Many of these are short (<2 hours) and frequent (many flights available per day), so we have found ourselves spoiled with options. We haven’t gone outside of China for the last five months- all…