Hangzhou, Historical, Lynn, Outdoors, Shanghai, Urban, Work, Wuhan

The First Time I _____ Alone

12 Jun , 2016   Gallery

So I really wasn’t sure how best to title this post, given that the experience I’m going to write about was a first for me, but first of what, I can’t seem to pinpoint. Not the first time I got an airplane by myself. I did that for work in early 20s going to Baltimore, Maryland […]

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Hangzhou, Historical, Lynn, Outdoors, Shanghai, Urban, Work, Wuhan

Itinerary: Two Weeks in China

11 Jun , 2016  

Dates Travelled: April 11, 2013-April 23, 2013 Number of days: ~13 including flight, 11 days not including travel time Cities Travelled: ~4  (Shanghai, Wuhan, ZhuJiaJiao, Hangzhou) Total Personal days: ~6 days Series Tag: China2013  Day 1-2 – Paris to Shanghai to Wuhan Arrived in Shanghai at 7am Pudong Airport Flew from Pudong to Wuahn Tianhe Airport at 11am Checked in at hotel […]

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India, Lynn, Urban, Work

The Time I Celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi

22 May , 2016   Gallery

Fireworks. If there’s something that should invoke excitement in anyone of any age, it should be fireworks. I’m not talking firecrackers you light up in a park on July 4th/Victoria Day/Chinese New Year or whatever excuse you get to use to buy these explosives out of a truck parked on a side street that’s illegal […]

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Belgium, Lynn, Netherlands, Roadtrip, Urban

The Time We Paid Our Respect to the Umbrella Graveyard

17 Dec , 2015   Gallery

After taking out a week or two of your precious vacation days, carefully planning a trip, booking an expensive ticket to cross one of the great oceans, the worst nightmare any traveller can have is rain – all trip. While it’s raining hard, you can’t live with yourself if you stayed in your hotel all day […]

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China, Historical, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Tandem Biked On a Fortress Wall [Xi’an]

25 Oct , 2015   Gallery

I’m a good bicycler (i wouldn’t exactly call myself a cyclist…), I swear. The last time I got into a biking accident was when I was 12 and I absent-mindedly rode straight into a pole and scraped my knees and elbows. My friend supported me, my bike, and her own bike a few blocks to […]

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China, Lynn, Urban, Xi'an

The Time We Took a Sleeper Train to Xi’an

17 Oct , 2015  

Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what gave me the idea of going to Xi’An. I knew that I wanted to take Waffles to Taiwan, and I knew that I wanted to go to a place I haven’t been before and Beijing turned out perfectly as a cheap stop-over – but I wasn’t sure if going […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Had to Eat Peking Roast Duck Twice [Beijing]

8 Sep , 2015   Gallery

For those of you who might not know this, “Peking” is the Cantonese (and some various other Southern Chinese) dialectic pronunciation of the Chinese characters 北京. These characters are pronounced as Bei Jing in Standard Mandarin. When Europeans first arrived in China, they came through the Southern ports, which is why this capital city was known as Peking. […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time I Ordered Liver for Breakfast [Beijing]

23 Aug , 2015  

I have to admit, if you haven’t already noticed from my previous posts on this trip, that I wasn’t the most pleasant human being on my time in Beijing: I complained about the density of the crowd, the hacking cough of the locals, the length of the walk between a intersecting metro line, the spacing of buildings, the […]

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Adventures, Destinations, Jo, N. America, San Francisco, Urban, USA

The time we visited the Sutro Baths in San Francisco

10 Jul , 2015  

We had left the traffic chaos that is downtown San Francisco, and were driving by neat rows of houses on the way to the northwest side of the city.  We were taking a step back in time to see how the filthy rich lived more than century ago.  We were going to the luxurious Sutro Baths. […]

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Florida, Guests, Urban

The time we got drunk at Disney World

7 Jul , 2015  

It’s practically a given that all of us, at one time or another, have uttered the five words: “Let’s go to Disney World!”  When we’re kids certainly this is a no-brainer, however as we get older we start to assume more and more that there’s nothing entertaining for our older selves there.  As one of […]

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