Behold: the Photos of the Day from May 2012!

May 31, 2012

The delightfully easy to ride Beijing metro

May 30, 2012

A WWII-era cartoon at the Pingyao Newspaper Museum fires up the Chinese troops

May 29, 2012

Rooftop in Pingyao

May 28, 2012

Surrounded by priceless historical artifacts at the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, Chris examines the wireless sensor in the corner of the display case

May 27, 2012

Terra-Cotta travelers

May 26, 2012

All too common: the whole gang jammed into a vehicle

May 25, 2012

Suzhou's jolly fat Buddha

May 24, 2012

May 23, 2012

Shadow puppets in Tongli

May 22, 2012

A slice of Shanghai's skyline

May 21, 2012

Uh-oh... the Shanghai Propaganda Museum worked on Ken

May 20, 2012

Our first night in mainland China, and sure enough, plenty of websites are blocked

May 19, 2012

Backed by the Hong Kong skyline, our new friend Amanda shows us around her favorite breakfast: dim sum. Yes, we finished all those and more!

May 18, 2012

Karen points out the exact spot where she slipped, fell, and bruised her bum (trust us: you don't want to see a photo of the result)

May 17, 2012

The word "four" in Chinese sounds like the word for death, making the number unlucky. So our Hong Kong hotel doesn't have a 4th, 14th, or 24th floor. Plus, no 13th- that one's for us westerners.

May 16, 2012

Next Stop: World has doubled its personnel count. Our dear friends Chris and Angie are joining us on our China odyssey.

May 15, 2012

At Man Mo Temple, they're serious about burning incense

May 14, 2012

Arrival in Hong Kong

May 13, 2012

Karen seeks enlightenment at the Boudhanath Stupa

May 12, 2012

You have no idea how exciting it is for us to go to an expat-friendly farmer's market!

May 11, 2012

You have no idea how exciting it is for us to eat at a Westerner-friendly, all-you-can-eat restaurant!

May 10, 2012

Take the day off! A strike shuts down the roads in Kathmandu.

May 9, 2012

Our ride home... once they unload all the cargo and reinstall the seats

May 8, 2012

The intrepid trekkers

Our guide Jarrnel and porter Rotana strike a pose during a break from hiking. Of course, WE were the ones who needed a break, not them.


May 7, 2012

Early on my birthday morning, the sky is clear and Everest is in view- it's the peak that is juuuust poking up from behind another mountain, a bit left of center in this photo

May 6, 2012

Classic trekking food: steamed veg mo-mos!

May 5, 2012

Snow greets us in Khumjung

May 4, 2012

Dusk in Namche, under an almost-full moon

May 3, 2012

Starting our trek to (views of) Everest

May 2, 2012

Karen's cooking chili, and Leila's loving pasta

May 1, 2012

Our host dog, Taji

Check out the archives from previous months:

January photos

February photos

March photos

April photos