Korea & China 2011

Revisiting China’s Forbidden City (Ain’t That Forbidden. At All.)

Revisiting China’s Forbidden City (Ain’t That Forbidden. At All.)

“Why would they block off the middle of the stairway?  Doesn’t that seem, like, not conducive to effectively moving the 50 gazillion Chinese people here?” I ask my pretty-much-Chinese friend, Tony, while approaching the Forbidden City’s first majestically ornate stairset.  “It obviously decreases walkflow and disallows–” “You see how there aren’t even any stairs in(…)

Photo: Shirtless Chinese Guy Pushing a Bike

Photo: Shirtless Chinese Guy Pushing a Bike

China.

Flickr Fototraganza

This time of year is really busy for me.  Since, you know, I’m a skier. In light of that lack of time, here are a couple sets of photos from the past year, all available for your viewing pleasure on my Flickr: India China Korea Hawaii Alaska

BAMF #31 & 32

BAMF #31 & 32

Bike(s) From Another Mainland I wonder how hard it is to find Brooks, Aerospoke, and Knog in China? Probably not very, considering I found Black Diamond, Arc’teryx, Mammut, and Mountain Hardwear.  All fake. Yes.  Fake cams.

Are Big Cities for You?

A list of the most populous cities, according to Wikipedia, that I’ve visited on this planet. 5 Beijing, China 11,716,000 10 Delhi, India 11,007,835 11 Seoul, South Korea 10,575,447 22 Lima, Peru 7,605,742 39 Santiago, Chile 5,012,973 43 Kolkata, India 4,486,679   51 Los Angeles, United States 3,792,621   54 Busan, South Korea 3,600,381  (…)

Korean Climbing, part 3

Korean Climbing, part 3

continued from part 1 and part 2 When the climbing began, the climbing seriously began.  Those Koreans climbed hard.  I’ve climbed at quite a few climbing areas over the last 5 years, and those little Asian guys could seriously pull.  But before I get too into the climbing, drink in the location: This area, outside(…)