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Say What?? Travel Photo: Massage Room

When you arrive in Shangri-La, you’ll notice one thing. You have to do a lot of walking! Much like some other historic “old towns” in China’s Yunnan province (like Lijiang or Dali), Shangri-La’s “old town” is free of vehicular traffic, leaving the cobblestone streets looking quite picturesque! And if the streets aren’t enough, you could […]

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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 Photo: Save the Trees!

All this week, you’ve been seeing signs from Emei Shan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significance as a Buddhist peak and the historic temples that line its slopes. But today’s sign isn’t about protecting valuables or telling you to like monkeys when you should really fear them; it’s a little saying about nature: […]

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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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Say What?? Travel Photo: Shhhh…

You’ve heard of Chengdu, right? No? Well it’s the capital of a Chinese province famed for its firey cuisine! Yes, I speak of the Sichuan province, though you probably know it by an alternate spelling often found throughout Chinese Restaurants in the U.S…Szechuan. (In fact the pronounciation is closer to Suh-Chwan). Sichuan Province borders Tibet. […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Condoms Anyone?

Would you believe me if I told you that there was a restaurant centered around condoms? Now, if I told you that restaurant was in Bangkok, Thailand, you’d probably get all these awful images in your head, right? But this celebrated restaurant isn’t part of the city’s famed seedy underbelly. In fact it’s a classy touristy […]

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NYC Holiday Magic: Bryant Park

You know how they say the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year?” Well, here in New York City, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the most magical! This is when the city puts on its best face as it gushes on its holiday charm, and it is a […]

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