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 The bracketed figure is submitted reviews -- reviews may not be published for editorial reasons or may be removed because the property concerned has been delisted from Travelfish or has closed.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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Annoying Trekker Abuses Friendly Guesthouse Owner
Published 9:00 am, 31 Mar 2015
When you travel, you meet a lot of annoying people, but one tops them all: the person who won't stop bragging about how little they've been spending. Now, the bragging itself is annoying, no question, but the way these people go about saving money is far worse. An example could explain this better than I. As luck would [read more...]
Transportation Problems in India: Why Can’t I Leave Goa?
Published 12:01 am, 20 Jan 2015
The Indian province of Goa has over 70 kilometers of beautiful beaches and excellent cheap food. That combination kept me in my beach hut two weeks longer than planned. India’s transportation network kept me there another two weeks. Flying in and out of Goa seems relatively simple, but leaving by land proved exceedingly difficult. When [read more...]
Trekking On Our Day Off From Trekking in Manang
Published 9:09 pm, 2 Dec 2014
The next morning we ate a leisurely breakfast, content in the knowledge that we didn't have to set out on a day of hiking. We were taking the day off to help us adjust to the altitude. OK, so we were already completely adjusted thanks to our slow pace and our having taken a day off for 'altitude acclimatization' in each [read more...]
Snacking on Scorpions in Beijing
Published 7:01 am, 29 Oct 2014
The Chinese are famous for eating everything. Name an animal and I guarantee there’s a restaurant that serves it; name any part of that animal and they’ll have a dish featuring it. To be fair, mostly this stereotype applies to the south. There’s even a saying among the Chinese that people in Guangdong province “eat [read more...]
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...]