Asia in Retrospect – Final Post (Beijing, China)

And now, it is my last day in Beijing; I am finally ready to leave China, finally ready to go to Mongolia, to Siberia to Moscow on Trans-Siberian Railroad.  I have my tickets in my hand, my visas in my passport, and my plane tickets back to the US are already booked.  My journey across … Continue reading

Into the Jungle – Taman Negara/Melaka, Malaysia

I sat on the ground of my mud hut, my gaze alternating between the blood stains on the cement floor and the five leeches hanging out of my legs and ankles.  My socks were rolled down to my muddy shoes and stained with my own blood.  My shirt was yellowed with sweat and saturated with … Continue reading