Searching for Something #20: Into the Great Wide Open – Gobi Desert and Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

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A camping/driving trip from Ulaan Baatar to the Gobi Desert and back is full of locals, animals, huge tracts of land, and mutton overload.

Searching for Something #21: Homeward Bound – Beijing and Xi\’an, China

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Beijing and Xi’an are the last stops before Tutti and Josh head back to San Francisco, and no, they aren’t going to stay to linger over the Terracotta Army.

Searching for Something #18: The Roof of the World- Tibet

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The ubiquitous police presence in Tibet has Tutti glad the cops can’t read English, but where they are suspicious, the Tibetans are welcoming.

Searching for Something #19: Seven Days in Tibet – Tibet

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Going from Lhasa to Everest has no shortage of interesting monks and monasteries, and Tutti’s favorite: the 10,000 images of the Gyantse Kumbum.

Searching for Something #17: Sichuan: Buddhas, Pandas, Gorges, Mountains & More – China

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There are few things like sailing for 52 hours on the Yangtze River, but the Chinese way of enjoying nature leaves much to be desired.

Searching for Something #16: Lazy in Laos – Laos

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The doctors are find kinder to Josh than time has been to the supposed most beautiful city in the world.

Searching for Something #14: Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge – Yunnan Province, China

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Reading a guidebook before could’ve taught Tutti that you don’t chuck your cold-weather clothes before getting to China.

Searching for Something #15: Guangxi Experiences – China

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The doctors are find kinder to Josh than time has been to the supposed most beautiful city in the world.

Searching for Something #12: From Religion to Tunnel Rats in Vietnam – Vietnam

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Viet Cong tunnels have been widened by about 30% to “accommodate western sizes”, as Tutti finds during her stay over Liberation Day.

Searching for Something #13: Same Same But Different – Vietnam

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Tutti found most Vietnamese people very friendly but there were a few who openly disapproved of a mixed-race couple.