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May 11

Hong Kong

There is one flight daily from Jinan to >>> Hong Kong and it only takes a couple of hours. However, we had delays for some odd reasons and arrived an hour later than scheduled. It seemed as if we had spent the entire day to take a 2 hour flight. From the airport in HK, …

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May 10

Jinan in springtime

After an overnight in Beijing and the half day tour of the Summer Palace, we caught an afternoon train to Jinan. It is such a comfortable way to travel. Traveling 90 minutes with seating that allows relaxed leg-space usually results in at least 40 minutes of snooze time for me. Judging by the trees I …

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May 09

The Summer Palace

After an overnight stay, Echo and I got up early and had breakfast before going to visit another one of China’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites – The Summer Palace. On this visit to China I arrived in Beijing and the sky was bluer than I have ever seen in the capital city. It has …

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Feb 11

The Georgia Aquarium

On day two of my recent visit to Atlanta, Pi and I went to the Georgia Aquarium. As I discovered with the Coca-Cola Museum, the cost of entertaining kids while on holiday is steep! Entrance for adults is just shy of $40 and $35 for kids. There is no argument that this was a well …

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Feb 10

Back in the Land of Coca-Cola

Just about two years ago I posted an article detailing a short trip to Atlanta, Georgia and my surprise at how big Hot ‘Lanta – the City in the Forest had become. Recently, I returned for another brief visit and took in some more of the local attractions. Echo was attending the yearly trade-show exhibition …

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Nov 24

Two Temples in Taipei

In Taiwan there is a noticeable difference from Mainland China with respect to the practice of religion within the culture. In the previous article I mentioned that Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai Shek became Christians. There are many Christians in Taiwan as well as practitioners of Eastern religions of Buddhism and Taoism. During this trip …

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Nov 22

Taiwan

The flight from Jinan to Taipei is about 2 hours. The Island of Formosa or “Beautiful Island” in Portuguese, named by the first European sailors to reach it in 1544. One interesting resource I accessed prior to going to Taiwan is ytravelblog.com The weather was tropical and I should have dressed more for summer. …

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Nov 21

Jinan – my second city.

Jinan has become my second city and as always I am grateful for the many friends I know there. This was my 4th visit to The City of Springs. You can read about previous trips here, and here, and here. My usual routine is to fly into Beijing and then spend the night in a …

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Oct 25

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) extends from Maine to Georgia. Covering nearly 2,200 miles (3,500 km.) and traversing 14 states- heading north from Georgia, into North Carolina, then Tennessee, on through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and finally, culminating in the woods of Maine. Meandering through many …

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Oct 10

The Colorado Cannabis Scene

As a follow-up to my post about recent travels to Denver, Co. I mentioned in that article the state of Colorado has legalized cannabis for adult use in the privacy of their own home. Under Colorado law it is now lawful for an individual to purchase up to one ounce of cannabis per day. Here …

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