Category Archives: China

“Holdin’ it in” and practicing Putonghua in Northern Xinjiang during October 2012

“Holdin’ it in” and practicing Putonghua in Northern Xinjiang during October 2012 All pictures here. Holdin’ what in? Read on and you will be enlightened. But until then, here’s the story. Strange departure from the original plan The original plan called for a trip to Vietnam in October 2012. The group was supposed to consist … Continue reading


Discovering ass saving gel bike seats in Yangshao, May 2012

Discovering ass-saving gel bike seats in Yangshao, May 2012 Geotagged photos are here (yes, I am showing off my techie skills) Ridin’ with the crisis ” A crisis of epic proportion looms over the entire European Union”, screamed the newspaper headline. Financial “pundits” were warning of spillover effects all over Asia. They were forecasting plenty … Continue reading


Bum Slidin’, Stair Climbin’ and Army Watchin’ in Xian during Easter 2012

Bum Slidin’, Stair Climbin’ and Army Watchin’ in Xian during Easter 2012 Photos are here. Videos courtesy of Martijn Doekes. I looked at the calendar. I saw April 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th in dark red color. So many red dates on the calendar could only mean one thing. It was time for a … Continue reading


Vacation, Christmas 2008, Ha Fu village (Shaoguan, China)

Pictures are at the hiking page.. Mission: To save RMB 150 each by infiltrating into the paid area of Dan Ha Saan National Park through a top secret, dangerous trail known only to a surviving few. ————————————————————— The final squad carrying out this mission consisted of four elite Trampers only: Fashionable leader Francis Lee who … Continue reading


Hiking: Shui Hao, March 21-23 2008

All the pictures are here. They are a must see. It starts On 28th March 2008 at 1900hrs, 8 prominent players -Chris, Ben, Vince, Suzanne, Claire, Winnie, Carrie and Andy- gathered on the tail end of the Sheung Shui KCR platform to embark on a China hiking mission. Team leader Francis showed up 30 minutes … Continue reading


Hiking in China (Tai Tong Tsuen)

Pictures here. It’s always amazed me how man cannot live (literally) without the effort of farmers and yet most of the hard working, productive farmers are on the bottom rung of the ladder of financial well being. Wouldn’t your product be worth tones of money if it’s required for the survival of human race?! Well, … Continue reading


Shuihao Trip

To Shuihao: Pictures from this trip are a must see and are here. Day 1: 27th October 2006 It starts: On the 28th of October 2006, I joined Francis on a trip to Yangshan in the Northern province of Guangdong. Vivian and Karen had also decided to join in the last minute. Requiring to be … Continue reading