Travelfish contributions by dmcbane
The first number represents the total number of published reviews by dmcbane. The bracketed figure is submitted reviews -- reviews may not be published for editorial reasons or may be removed because the property concerned has been delisted from Travelfish or has closed.
Life according to dmcbane
Half German, half American, traveler, blogger, hobby photographer, avid movie watcher (but not in theaters), teaching myself Japanese and Chinese
Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Italy, USA, Canada, Japan, China, South Korea, India, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
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I Love Chinese Repairmen!
Published 9:41 am, 30 Sep 2014
When you live in a Chinese apartment, something will stop working. Actually, most things will stop working. The majority can be fixed using duct tape, paper clips, newspapers, rubber bands, chewing gum and/or various other items laying around the house. Occasionally none of those will work and you have to call a repairman. That’s when [read more...]
Arriving In Manang…Two Weeks Later Than Most
Published 5:04 am, 10 Sep 2014
After my apparently trend-setting ice bucket shower and a quick breakfast, we headed out. This was the day that would take us to Manang, the largest town on the Annapurna circuit trek and generally seen as the halfway point. It is also the last bastion of civilization before the Throng Lo Pass. Manang sits down in the valley, which meant [read more...]
How Long Does It Really Take To Pick Ten Lychees?
Published 1:46 am, 20 Aug 2014
I’ve been on a number of sightseeing tours in China and they all had one thing in common: they were bad. Often very, very bad (like this one in Xi’an). Despite that, I enjoyed most of them. Having the right people on the tour helps, but the most important factor is attitude. If you go [read more...]
Drinking Yak Sewage in Ngawal
Published 5:38 am, 30 Jul 2014
A majestic yak with fuzzy red earrings greeted us at the entrance to Ngawal. We had seen a few yaks already, but from this point on they were everywhere—their meat even started popping up on guesthouse menus. We were mostly happy about this. Yak meat is delicious and the living animals make great photography subjects. They are little more than [read more...]
Sweating Away at Shenzhen’s Meilin Reservoir
Published 9:01 am, 16 Jul 2014
Summers in China are horrible. They’re hot and humid and anyone who sets foot outside is instantly soaked in sweat. When I lived in Shanghai, I escaped to Kashgar in the far west of China for the summer. The temperatures are even higher there, but the complete lack of moisture makes life much more pleasant. [read more...]