werebears:

Giving you reasons to smile.

Art by Laurel Schwaebe for WEREBEARS.

werebears:

Giving you reasons to smile.

Art by Laurel Schwaebe for WEREBEARS.

werebears:

AMPED to be putting out our first release in months!  So many new things coming down the pipeline.  We’re super excited to be grooving to new music playing new shows with new dudes!!!!

Art by Laurel Schwaebe for WEREBEARS.

manyreservations:

Xi’an is my favorite city in China, hands down. The most appealing part of the city is undoubtedly the night market right by the Great Mosque. Granted, I didn’t see much of the city, but the market was so amazing and offered so many interesting foods and drinks I could hardly leave the place.

My favorite dish, aside from the last chuar (roasted meat on a stick) was this strange orange bun-cake sort of thing. We assumed it was sweet potato, for its color and texture, but when I reached the middle, it was filled with some sort of gooey sugary substance. I couldn’t eat enough of these hot little cakes. I wish there was some way to bring them back to the United States with me.

Xi’an has a lot of Muslims, so naan is very popular, and many of the dried fruits I found in Turkey were sold on the streets for very cheap. I bought some and brought it with me on the train. It was amazing.

manyreservations:

Xi’ning, though beautiful, was perhaps the city I enjoyed the least on the trip. It was very cold, and there wasn’t as much to do as say, Xi’an. The altitude of the city was somewhere around what I am accustomed to, so that was nice, but it was cold and not nearly as populated as anywhere else we’d been. However, the Ta’er Temple was beautiful and the cold air gave us some motivation to keep moving. We only stayed one night, and then we hopped on a train to Tibet.

Poster created for Sarah Menke-Fish’s Cross Cultural Video and Production film screening, 2012.

Poster created for Sarah Menke-Fish’s Cross Cultural Video and Production film screening, 2012.