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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Belgium, France, Lynn, Netherlands, Roadtrip, Travel tips

The Time Some of Us Relayed Trip Planning

12 Dec , 2015   Gallery

It all started when one of my good friends, Matt, finally agreed to my begging of him to come visit me in Paris in 2013 and asked our friend lePMP (you can read it by adding an “i” in your head as we move along this series) to come along. At first neither of us thought lePMP was […]

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Adventures, Africa, Jo, Morocco, Outdoors

The time we rode camels into the Sahara Desert

4 Dec , 2015  

A camel gets up butt-first.  That was one of my first lessons in camel-riding when I was pitched forward as it rose off it’s hind legs.  The only thing that stopped me from an embarrassing tumble headfirst was the camel unfolding its front legs to help me regain balance. Then we were off, walking into […]

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Historical, Lynn, Xi'an

The Time I Couldn’t Figure Out What was a “Fake” Bus to The Terracotta Warriors [Xi’an]

15 Nov , 2015   Gallery

Swindling tourists is a real occupation in most cities that attract large number of tourists. As a resident of Paris, I’d like to think that I’m quite good at avoiding the swindlers, usually because I’m not standing in the middle of a tourist attraction looking around in awe, or appearing confused at some intersection trying […]

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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, Outdoors, Travel tips

The Time Waffles Raced to the Great Wall Train

14 Jun , 2015   Gallery

When I was younger, I often attributed line-cutting to people from China. I still remember the shock I experienced in the airport bathroom in Shanghai when I patiently waited for a stall to open, only to have the person who came in behind me dash to the stall before I even got a chance to see […]

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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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