Month: February 2015

The Beauty of the Unknown
Asia, The Philippines, Travel

The Beauty of the Unknown

It’s a cool, serene night, the landscape lit up by a nearly full moon. There’s a quiet and lonely calmness unique to such isolated, remote corners of the earth. The smell of fresh fish fills the air, reminding me of the hunger I had been suppressing for several hours. But the wait […]

The Wild Great Wall
Asia, Asia, China, China, Food, Travel

The Wild Great Wall

January has proven to be the perfect time to visit Beijing. The weather isn’t too cold, especially in comparison to the Chicago winters. In fact, it has been surprisingly sunny since I arrived. The rush leading up to the Chinese New Year, beginning on February 19th this year, hasn’t quite […]