Lijiang Old Town, China

Spices being sold at the market
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From Guilin, we left around 10 am and had a 23-hour train ride (which we originally thought was going to be nine hours) and stopped off for a few hours of sleep in Kunming, arriving at the train station at 9am (and after waiting in the taxi line, finally got …

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Longji Rice Terraces

Longji--4_fi
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After somewhat recovering from our motorbike accident, we decided to forego the organized tour to the Longji Rice Terraces (named “Devil’s Backbone” due to their formation) and take it on by ourselves. We left the Ming Palace Youth Hostel in Guilin to catch bus after bus after bus, arriving at the bottom …

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Family Trip to Phoenix

Phoenix Cactus
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Last weekend my family got together in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate a few birthdays and have a long awaited reunion. The weather was beautiful and perfect for exploring and photographing, so I ventured out into the desert and found some cacti to photog!  

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