Posts by: AbandontheCube

Yellow Mountain Fever

We returned today from a four day trip to HuangShan, Yellow Mountain, in Anhui province, China. Nine Dragon Waterfall On Friday the 13th we...

Taking the train on Friday the 13th

Today we’re heading to HuangShan, yellow mountain, in Anhui province. This is the most famous of the five sacred mountains of China,...

International Visas

As the trip planning progresses I find myself at the stage of applying for international visas, a process wrought with vagueness and...

The Problem of the Borders

In planning the trip from Shanghai to Ashgabat, I’m encountering some chatter online about difficulties previous travelers have faced...

Shanghai to Ashgabat, the Plan

As many of you know, I was laid off from my financial job on New Year’s Eve (classy timing). But this upsetting twist has been an...

How Much Would it Cost to Travel for a Year?

How much would it cost to travel in Asia for a year?  This thought crossed my mind today as I was sitting in my office.  Like being back...

Whats That Floating in the Pot?

We recently moved into a new apartment because there were “health issues” with our last place. Walking around the Shanghai...

The Pit of Despair

We all remember this scene right?  When the Six-Fingered Man turns the water wheel and Wesley convulses in pain?  “I’ve just...

Laid Off on New Year’s Eve

Its official. I was laid of on the 31st of December while on vacation in Beijing. I found out via an emailed letter from an employee...

Christmas in Shanghai, New Years in Beijing

For the holidays this year my little sister flew into China via our week together with our brother in Japan. We took a break to hang out in...

Shurii Castle and Kokousai Street

Abandon the Cube explores Okinawa Island and the wonders it holds.

Rock Climbing in Okinawa

Abandon the Cube goes with family to the beach to enjoy the tropical island.

All I Want for Christmas

Abandon the Cube reflects this Christmas on the differences between China and the US.

Pineapple Paradise Park

On the third day- we rested. The next morning we were itching to get out of the cabin after having watched an entire season of The Office....

The Downfall

Christmas with family always has a few bumps and Abandon the Cube navigated them in the classic way, with drinks.

An Okinawan Adventure

Abandon the Cube visits family in Japan for Christmas.

A New Camera for Lu

Abandon the Cube examines the ins and outs of the Canon 1000D.

How to Fund Quitting your Job

Top 5 Best Ways to Find Jobs in China

Abandon the Cube reveals their tips for finding work in China.

The Shanghai Music Scene

Abandon the Cube enjoys what Shanghai has to offer via the music industry and local talent.

Breakfast with Barack Obama

Abandon the Cube retells the excitement of the 2008 election while overseas.

Shenzhen to Hong Kong Border

Abandon the Cube travels for work to the iconic city of business.

Dancing on the Shores of West Lake

Abandon the Cube visits the lovely West Lake and admires the Tail Chi practitioners.

The Final Day of the Cruise

Abandon the Cube ends their cruise and enjoys the way back to Shanghai.

Boating up the Three Gorges

Abandon the Cube sails up the Yangzi River to soak in the sights of China.

The Ghost Town

The Yangzi River cruise takes Abandon the Cube to intriguing and amazing places.