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Day 4: Exploring Kunming/Overnight Train to Lijiang (July 28)

Day 4: Exploring Kunming/Overnight Train to Lijiang (July 28) It was around 11:30pm when I powered down for the night. With plans to start our day at 8:30am I figured this would be plenty time for rest. Unfortunately, I slept quite poorly and woke up many times throughout the night. I suppose my body is…
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Day 3:Beijing to Kunming (July 27th)

Day 3:Beijing to Kunming (July 27th) I woke in a bit of panic to the phone in our room ringing. I remember been in the middle of an intense dream, but I can’t remember what it was about now. I asked Kim the time and was pleased to hear it was 5am and we still…
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Day 2: Flying and Beijing Airport/Hotel (July 26)

July 26th Toronto to Beijing Airport/Hotel With China being 12 hours ahead most of the day was spent on our 12.5 hour plane ride which surprisingly wasn’t so bad. We got so lucky checking in for our flight when the staff offered to move us to seats without someone in between us. Knowing we had…
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Day 1: Toronto to Beijing (July 25/26)

Day 1: Toronto to Beijing (July 25/26) Suggested Listening With a 13 hour flight ahead of me today I opted to stay up as late as possible the night before in hopes that I’ll be able to sleep on the plane. I spent most of the night watching Season 7 of Suits and getting my…
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One Day Left (China and Mongolia here we come!)

Suggested Listening: Artist: Stars Song: One Day Left Several years ago my four siblings and I took a short weekend trip together to Collingwood, ON. After having such a great time we all agreed that we’d really love to do something like it on a grander scale sometime again in the future. Then, of course,…
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Lessons From Failure (A List Someone Else As Definitely Written Before)

Suggested Listening: Artist: Dan Mangan Song: Troubled Mind Hello? Is anyone there? It’s been so long since I’ve sat down to write that I have to confess doing so feels a bit foreign. Where do I even begin? In this instance, I think perhaps the best place to start is with a failure of mine this…
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Song 125: Dagny – That Feeling When

Artist: Dagny Song: That Feeling When Completely new to me as an artist this song is also quite new being released just a few days ago. She does have some pretty popular songs though with a few million views from a quick look on Youtube. This one was a random suggestion on YouTube for me and…
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Song 124: Frank Turner – Little Changes

Artist: Frank Turner Song: Little Changes Newly released song. Prior to Arkells touring with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls in North America a while back now and seeing him open for them at Copps Coliseum… I mean First Ontario Centre,  I’d never heard of him. I remember seeing them play and enjoying the set.…
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Song 123: Monowhales – Take It Back

Artist: Monowhales Song: Take It Back Continuing on the BlackBox session trend this one is pretty different than some of the rest. A bit heavier than the others it still caught my attention enough to want to hear more from them. I’m not sure what the live experience would be like, but I get the…
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Song 122: Danielle Duval – Whenever You Want It

Artist: Danielle Duval Song: Whenever You Want It Another random song from BlackBox Session which once again impressed me. I’d never heard of the artist before this song. A quick google search informed me she’s from Montreal. The song grew on me as it played so I listened to another song by hers afterward. I’ll…
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