The Easiest Countries to Travel
AbandontheCubeDec 08, 2009Like
After reading through some of our polls people have participated in throughout the site, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of...
Statistics from Shanghai to Ashgabat
AbandontheCubeJun 29, 2009Like
Originally, the trip was planned as a Shanghai to Ashgabat adventure. Well, we have an announcement to make—we have decided to keep on...
How Not to Start A Trip
AbandontheCubeMay 01, 2009Like
Step one: Leave with too much stuff in your bags and pull every muscle in your back and neck. Step two: Backpack to post office to mail a...
Top Ten Things We’ll Miss About China
AbandontheCubeApr 30, 2009Like
We leave China today. Here is a list of the top ten things we’ll really miss about China: Drinking in Public. While this may seem...
Apartment Hunting in China
AbandontheCubeApr 26, 2009Like
As we pack up our apartment I’m reminded of when we first moved to China and began looking for a place to live. The process of...
Hua Shan Hospital
AbandontheCubeApr 25, 2009Like
There are several mixed reviews about Chinese hospitals and myths about “socialized medicine,” but I deemed it necessary to...
Getting a Visa for Uzbekistan in Shanghai
AbandontheCubeApr 16, 2009Like
This is apparently what a visa to Uzbekistan looks like, but I wouldn’t know. It has officially been 3 weeks since we began our...
The Sink Sequel
AbandontheCubeMar 26, 2009Like
A few days ago our kitchen sink began to leak and we had quite the adventure as the landlord’s mother and several other randoms...
An OMG Kind of Morning
AbandontheCubeMar 23, 2009Like
On Friday our sink began to leak, we cleaned up the mess and contacted our landlord. The landlord (who speaks amazing English and is...
Yellow Mountain Fever
AbandontheCubeMar 17, 2009Like
We returned today from a four day trip to HuangShan, Yellow Mountain, in Anhui province, China. Nine Dragon Waterfall On Friday the 13th we...
Shanghai to Ashgabat, the Plan
AbandontheCubeFeb 26, 2009Like
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...
Whats That Floating in the Pot?
AbandontheCubeFeb 16, 2009Like
We recently moved into a new apartment because there were “health issues” with our last place. Walking around the Shanghai...
The Pit of Despair
AbandontheCubeFeb 13, 2009Like
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
AbandontheCubeJan 21, 2009Like
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
AbandontheCubeJan 02, 2009Like
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...
All I Want for Christmas
AbandontheCubeDec 08, 2008Like
Abandon the Cube reflects this Christmas on the differences between China and the US.
The Shanghai Music Scene
AbandontheCubeNov 08, 2008Like
Abandon the Cube enjoys what Shanghai has to offer via the music industry and local talent.
Tower Wars: Battle of the Shanghai Skyline
AbandontheCubeSep 12, 2008Like
Abandon the Cube observes with amusement the erection of competing towers; who will win the highest tower award?
Apartment Hunting in China: Finding Home in Shanghai
AbandontheCubeFeb 18, 2008Like
Abandon the Cube experiences the ups and downs of looking for an apartment in Shanghai.