Category: travel stuff

  • Congratulations!  “Lived-In-Xi’an” Graduating Class of 2012

    Congratulations! “Lived-In-Xi’an” Graduating Class of 2012

    Leo, Guy, and Lee are holding the mics, belting out their rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, while the rest of the room joins in.  Empty beer bottles and snack plates litter the table in our dark-light enhanced KTV room.  About twenty or so energetic singing lunatics are crammed together, declaring that they got a moose and […]

  • Xi’an City Wall Marathon

    Xi’an City Wall Marathon

    November 5th, 2011.  people from all over the world came to the city of Xi’an to participate in the Xi’an International Marathon held on top of the city wall.  Thousands of people participated, from hard core athletes who are actually there to compete, to running enthusiasts there for the experience, to out-of-shape guys like me […]

  • My First Hash Run

    My First Hash Run

    You would think that running and drinking wouldn’t go well together.  But there is this weird club for runners and drinkers call The Hash House Harriers that does exactly that.  The Hash House was started by a bunch of Brits living in Malaysia in the late 1930s and had spread throughout the Far East, Europe, Australia, […]

  • The Great Xi’an Scavenger Hunt

    The Great Xi’an Scavenger Hunt

    This past Saturday, Los Tres Stooges that are Patrick Antony, Shane, and Daemon organized our very first Great Xi’an Scavenger Hunt to great success. There were 11 teams of three’s and four’s comprising of over 30 participants! Everyone chipped in 20 yuan toward the pot, grabbed the hunt list from Patrick, and proceeded to “discover […]

  • Journal Entry: Bell Tower Starbucks

    Journal Entry: Bell Tower Starbucks

    July 31, 2011 Xi’an, China Sipping a latte at the Bell Tower Starbucks.  There are four smokin’ hot Russian models sitting across from me, all tall and skinny and European looking.  How do I know they are models?  I talked to one of them while we were both mixing sugar into our coffee.  I asked […]

  • Video: Xi’an Surroundings

    Video: Xi’an Surroundings

    Made this video for family and friends to get a glimpse of my surroundings in Xi’an.  It wasn’t too hard to make, I just whipped out my camera whenever there’s something interesting to shoot or talk about.  Footage from 3 different days.

  • Journal Entry: Moving to Xi’an

    Journal Entry: Moving to Xi’an

    July 10, 2011 Xi’an, China Lots have happened since I wrote the last entry.  I left Virginia on May 26, taking a twenty hour flight on Air Nippon to Hong Kong, with a layover in Tokyo.  Spent the weekend in Hong Kong, stayed at a hostel called “YesInSpace” in Mongkok for around $40 a night. […]

  • Playa del Carmen, part 2

    Playa del Carmen, part 2

    < read part 1 We fought our hangovers and got out of bed relatively early the next day (around 9 o’clock).  After a hearty Mexican breakfast at the resort’s buffet, we prepared to go on our jungle excursions by grabbing as many beach towels as we can find.  Berger and Angela hugged them like they […]

  • Playa del Carmen, storm’s 30th

    Playa del Carmen, storm’s 30th

    For her 30th birthday, Pat Matthews flew his little sis, Angela, and the entire Matthews clan to Mexico to celebrate.  Only a handful of friends managed to book the last minute flights to join them.  The 30th birthday seems to be a big deal for the Matthews, as they’ve thrown crazy parties for both Pat […]

  • DC Events on Oct 30th

    DC Events on Oct 30th

    A few people on the Daily Show forums has expressed interest in finding out which special events are going on that day after the rally.  Being the helpful guy that I am, here’s a compiled list of noteworthy links and events for October 30, 2010.  I tried to list only events that are after 5pm. […]

  • Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun

    Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun

    I did not know the resort was meant for couples and honeymooners when I booked it for my brother and I.  It  got 4.5 out of 5 stars on Trip Advisor (out of 1200+ reviews) and the price, $1080 per person for an all inclusive package, including airfare, all your meals and drinks, and three […]

  • Word of Warning Regarding Timeshare

    Word of Warning Regarding Timeshare

    This was our first time to Cancun, so we didn’t know where to go or what to do, and I’ve forgotten to print out the vouchers and instructions telling us where to meet our ride to the hotel.  So Vinny and I decided to approach one of the official looking men under the “hotels and […]