14 Days in China

Our 1 week trip in China turned into 2, due to Super Typhoon Mangkhut.

Trip time: 14 days: 10 PTO days + 5 weekend days – 14 hours each direction.

Major attractions visited:

  • Hong Kong
  • Tai O Fishing Village
  • Man Mo Temple
  • Shim Shui Po
  • Shenzhen
  • Longji Rice Terraces
  • Tian Tou Zhai Village
  • Yangshuo
  • Moon Hill
  • Fuli Town
  • Zhangjiajie National Park


Gone Fishin’ … with Cormorants
Cormorants are heavier and more intelligent-seeming than you would expect, with neck feathers that are as soft as high-end cupcake
Outmaneuvering Typhoon Manghut & Travelling on the Fly
Typhoon Mangkhut shut down the train between Yangshuo and the coast and cut off the path to our flight out
On Vulnerability in China
Musings on a cultural difference between China and the US.
Gratitude: The antidote for tough travel days
Today was tough. Shenzhen is louder, more confusing, and more difficult to navigate than Hong Kong, and my feet hurt
Eating in a country where you don’t speak the language
It involves a lot of pointing and uncertainty.