Charlie in China
I was quietly awaiting the 5 o'clock whistle so I could leave work and enjoy my St. Patrick's Day weekend when I received an instant message from my friend and old roommate Charlie. He moved to China in January 2005. I finally got an updated address for his home on the web, and promptly added it to my blogroll on the right. It's called The 19th Step. I've yet to delve into his recent posts and photos from the past few years, however I know it'll make for some good reading. I highly recommend you check it out as well. He's been earning a living as a DJ, and using Chengdu as his base for travels around the region, including Southeast Asia and Russia. With a little luck, I'll be able to meet up with him this time next year, on his turf!
GoBackpacking was listed among a group of other wonderful sites on In My All Stars. The post was about Travel Blog Honesty, in reaction to a National Geographic Traveler article about reasons you shouldn't necessarily trust the advice and guidance of travel bloggers. I promptly left a comment, as I was gracious to be in such fine company as Brave New Traveler and The Lost Girls.