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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China, Lynn, Taiwan, Urban

The Time I showed Waffles Chinese Morning Markets

21 Jun , 2015   Gallery

In Toronto, Night Markets have been springing up during the summer that mimics the famous night markets held in Taiwan. Thus, most people I know have heard of Night Markets, which are …street markets [that] operate at night and are generally dedicated to more leisurely strolling, shopping, and eating than more businesslike day markets. They are […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Paid 20 RMB to Cross the Street [Beijing]

4 Jun , 2015   Gallery

I had always wanted to go to Beijing. The Taiwan in which I spent a part of my childhood was not a China-hating Taiwan, but a Taiwan that held a deep wistful longing for China, the home of many disenfranchised Kuomingtang, members of the Chinese Nationalist Party who were forced to retreat to Taiwan after the Chinese […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Travel tips, Urban

The Time We Held Up the Train Ticket Line in China

27 May , 2015  

Booking flight tickets these days have been easier and easier. Gone were the days when people had to find a travel agent and work with them on figuring out their itinerary with no visibility of what’s going on with the airlines. The last time I recall using an in-person travel agent on a personal trip […]

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Asia, China, Lynn, Taiwan

The Time Waffles Won a Vacation to Asia

20 May , 2015  

In March 2014, while Waffles was in the US (Coffeyville, Kansas, to be specific), he had received an email like this: At first, he thought it was spam – but then something tickled his senses. Maybe it was the fact that the spammer knew his first name, middle initial, and last name, maybe it was because […]

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China, Lynn, Taiwan, Urban

Itinerary: Two Weeks in China (and Taiwan)

17 May , 2015  

Dates Travelled: May 02, 2014 to May 18, 2014 Number of days: 16 including flight, 14 days not including flight Cities Travelled: ~6 China: Beijing, Badaling and XiAn Taiwan: Taipei, Hualien, Tainan Series Tag: ChinaTaiwan2014

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