Upcoming Trips and Musings – The Best Way to Recover From Jetlag is to Book Another Vacation

So this case of jetlag after coming back from China has been rough so that’s as good a reason as any to do a post.  The next few weeks will be posts about the major stuff in China we did including giant Buddhas, medical forgery, and midnight drunken strolls.  However first, a few extra pics from China that are just mildly entertaining with some bonus … Continue reading Upcoming Trips and Musings – The Best Way to Recover From Jetlag is to Book Another Vacation

How is my China Trip Going? Part 5 or 6…Whatever…

Firstly, yes that panda is scratching its butt, we have all been there don’t judge and it’s one of my favorite photos from this trip.  So I’ll be leaving China in less than 24 hours, it has been a trip of ups and downs.  I ate so much spicy food, saw so many pandas, and so many people spitting.  It is my 3rd trip here … Continue reading How is my China Trip Going? Part 5 or 6…Whatever…

How is my China Trip Going? Part 4: Panda Wine

So currently my internet is very slow so this will be a quicker update. First, I dressed up, drank panda wine in a panda themed waiting area while waiting to hug a panda…definitely more on that later. Then I tried to steal someone’s food, panda wine has that affect on people. GIVE ME THOSE DUMPLINGS Then we had to fly back to Shanghai and apparently … Continue reading How is my China Trip Going? Part 4: Panda Wine

Grand Sumo Tournaments in Osaka and Tokyo

In 2015 and 2017 I attended the Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka and Tokyo respectively.  Sumo wrestling is one of the most popular sports in Japan and the tickets go very fast.  For 2015 we had to buy tickets 3 months in advance and for 2017 it was sold out except for a package tour that included a sake tasting and garden tour(which was totally … Continue reading Grand Sumo Tournaments in Osaka and Tokyo

How is my China Trip Going? Part 3: Emergency Dumplings

Today I have to offer a shout-out to Xishu Garden Inn. It’s where I am staying and they helped me through a rough patch in my life.  I woke up at around 6am today in Chengdu, China due to jetlag once again but it was different.  My stomach was on a warpath.  It demanded dumplings and it would not be ignored.  Outside my window I … Continue reading How is my China Trip Going? Part 3: Emergency Dumplings

How is my China Trip Going? Part 2: I got Wet then Drunk

Well I did finally make it to Shanghai and it is basically how I remember China from years past.  The internet is either a pain or slow(which makes these updates a bit difficult) and there’s a definite culture adjustment.  That said, this place is way friendlier than I am used to from the past and everyone is incredibly nice.  Also only one person has whipped … Continue reading How is my China Trip Going? Part 2: I got Wet then Drunk

How is My China Trip Going? Well….

So I’m currently jumping around Shanghai…well I’m supposed to, but I was delayed in Beijing last night for mechanical problems… Here is my vacation so far, I’m sure every traveler has many stories like it. This one will be random and disjointed as I’m exhausted and apparently allergic to China.  It is serving as a therapeutic vent right now. It wasn’t all bad though we … Continue reading How is My China Trip Going? Well….