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Say What?? Travel Photo: One Room Shop

You’ve heard of Shangri-La, right? You know, that mythical place from James Hilton’s fictional novel, “Lost Horizon?” Well, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you probably know that Shangri-La is also a city in China that draws many a tourist thanks to its name! You see, it wasn’t always this way. The […]

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Say What?? Travel Photos: Valuables

Buddhism in China is a funny thing. It certainly doesn’t manifest itself in the same way as it does in Southeast Asia or even in Tibet. In fact, in many parts, you wouldn’t even know that Buddhism really existed in China (though remember two words that contributed greatly to that…Cultural Revolution). That’s not to say […]

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2010’s Weirdest Travel Experiences

2010 was quite the travel year for me! 8 countries, 10 U.S. states, 37 bus journeys, 16 flights and 2 train rides. Somewhere in those figures are a whole lot of weird experiences. Here are some of my favorites: The Temple of the Divine Madman A walk through Bhutan’s “Village of Phalluses” gives way to […]

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Why I Don’t Like Visiting Cities

When I told people I was going to China for 2 months, their faces lit up as they gushed about all those places they had always dreamed about seeing: Beijing, The Great Wall, and Xian’s Army of Terracotta Warriors. So imagine the looks on their faces when I told them that my travels did not […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Airplane Food

Greetings from 35,000 feet. As I sit here enjoying the free WiFi on Virgin America (thanks to Google Chrome) I knew just the picture I had to feature today! I took one flight within China and it was from Kunming to Shanghai on Shanghai Airlines. Much like any airlines outside the U.S., we were provided […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Black Friday

It’s Black Friday here in the U.S., the single biggest shopping day of the year. It is so named because it’s the day retailers turn a profit (moving into the black, as in a positive cash flow), usually caused by their deep, deep discounts on products to urge consumers to buy! But in “red” China, […]

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