Entering mid-90s, Chengdu was infected by soccer craze. Wealth gap started to become more noticeable in the society and I started to learn to fathom a complicated world around me.
Three rapid knocks on the door jolt me awake from a semi-conscious state. “Chi tsu’ung lo…. Tai yang tzao pi’i gu’u lo’o!! (Get up… the sun is shining on your butt already)” my Erba’s voice announced loudly from…
I don’t recognize much of this city anymore- its streets, its skyline, and its people have all transformed while I was away. But I recognize this feeling in me and the accent, a distinctive type of flat-toned sichuanese dialect with a laid-back speech pattern and drawn out vowels that are uniquely Chengduren….
Varanasi is easily among the top three most incredible places I’ve been to in my years of travel. I have never heard or seen another place like it. And there may not be another place like it on earth.
Our journey in India lead us to Udaipur and Jodhpur, two of the most impressive cities of northern India. Jaswant Thada, a Jain temple in Jodhpur, was easily my favorite spot in India.
Fatehpur is a small town outside of Agra. It’s known for a grand mosque in the center of the town. In the middle of the square of this mosque is the Salim Chishti Tomb, a beautiful marble edifice. Jaipur is larger city with a beautiful lake as the city center. Castles and defensive walls were raised on top of the mountains surrounding the lake and the city.