Beginnings en paris

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When you’re getting ready to travel to France, people tell you a lot of things. They tell you the people can be rude, the men can be aggressive, the food is delicious, that… Continue reading

Ne Mutlu Türküm Diyene (?)

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“What happiness is in he who says ‘I am a Turk’” I was actually going to bring up the topic later, but I saw something last night that compels me to write about… Continue reading

Getting around

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Landmarks One of the first orders of business upon arrival in any foreign country is learning how to get around. There are really two components to this: mode of transportation, and route navigation.… Continue reading

Hey, it’s Not Like I Meant to Cause a Security Breach at an International Airport…

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When it comes to foreign travel, I’m not exactly Marco Polo out here. When I had money, I had no time, and when I had time…well, let’s just say I spent much of… Continue reading

When Seattle’s Rain Follows You To Sydney

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Hey, a vlog! My very first; though, getting creative has a cost. In loving tribute of my camera — because I left Seattle’s rain only to get water damage elsewhere — here is… Continue reading

There is No Never Ending Banquet Under the Sun: The Last Blog

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All Good Things Come to an End We ask out new friends from Sun Yat-sen University and Xiamen University “Are you sad we’re leaving? Will you miss us?”, they all have the same… Continue reading

Rain, Rain, Go Away

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The Hawaii of China This is not quite what I had in mind. To end our trip, we were supposed to be living it up in Hainan! Hot spring and beaches for days!… Continue reading

Tea Tasting with the Locals

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My Trip Has Been Fulfilled Tonight is our last night in Guangzhou. Tears. This is definitely one of my favorite cities. It’s still a tie between here and Hong Kong. Anyway, for our… Continue reading

Is This Vacation?

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Much Needed TLC Have you ever walked the entire region of southern China? Well, neither have I, but sometimes it feels like we’re trying to! We’ve been “roughin’ it” at some of the… Continue reading

Comparing Apples to Oranges: Xiamen to Guangzhou

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Gotta love the city We have just completed our second full day in Guangzhou and I think I’ve got a good enough sense to form an opinion. Guangzhou is the third most popular… Continue reading