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
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
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