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Vote for my Feel Good Travel Photo Entry

My Feel Good Travel Photo entry made it as one of the finalists in the photo contest sponsored by On The Go Travels. Help me win a 10-Day Trip to Turkey if ever I got the top prize in my category. Would appreciate your votes—and if possible, share it to your friends, families, relatives and […]

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Nine Dragon Screen in Datong, China.

The Largest Glazed Nine Dragon Screen in China

The largest glazed Nine Dragon Screen in China is found in Datong. It is the oldest one in China. It’s one of the four screens that are found in the country. Two are in Beijing (Beihai Park and Forbidden City) and one in Pingyao. As you all know, though mythical, are revered in China. You’ll find […]

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Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam gave me view of what life looked like to people living on boats and on stilt houses. There’s so much activities there and people didn’t seem to mind the deep and strong current of the yellow river that passes through six countries: China, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. […]

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The Great Confucius is Buried in this Humble Plot

The Great Confucius is Buried in this Humble Plot

Confucius or Kong Zi, in Chinese, is buried in a humble plot in Qufu, Shandong Province. His tomb has no sign of luxury or grandeur of a philosopher whose analects shaped China—and are still highly-regarded until today. While I was still working in Beijing, one of my students told the class that he’s a descendant of […]

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Ghost Street in Beijing

Ghost Street in Beijing

One of the places frequented by expats is the Gui Jie or the Ghost Street in Beijing. Don’t be fooled by its name—ghosts are nowhere in sight. At least, to my knowledge. Right off Dongzhimen Subway Station or at Beixinqiao Subway (closer) is Gui Jie, a street teeming with restaurants in traditional Chinese architecture. My […]

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Mao's Portrait at Tiananmen Square in Beijing

My Ten-Minute Boyfriend

Once upon a time, a girl friend of mine asked me a favor to show his newly-acquired boyfriend around — anywhere in Beijing. She was busy at work and couldn’t ask for a leave, even for a day. I agreed, of course. It’s my expertise—showing men what I’ve got. I mean, the city where I […]

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Six Things to do and see in Hongkong

Six Things To Do And See in Hongkong

I’ve been to Hongkong four times in the past—and those visits weren’t really for pleasure and leisure. They were short visits that lasted only 3-4 days, just to exit mainland China and to get a new temporary visa which will be changed to working visa by my employer in Beijing. Since Hongkong isn’t that big, […]

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Traditional Chinese Wedding

A Traditional Chinese Wedding

This is a repost from my old livejournal blog which I abandoned long time ago.  An Aussie friend and his lovely Chinese girlfriend got married in a traditional Chinese wedding at Beihai Park, one snowy day. Beihai Park, in Beijing, is the park where the Mongolian hero-fighter Genghis Khan built the famous White Pagoda on the hill […]

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