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Travel

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Travel is a theme worthy of more posts here on the blog, but resources and other constraints limit this traveler’s ability to access the world abroad. In my youth, I traveled extensively throughout the 48 contiguous (sometimes referred to as the “lower 48”) United States with a couple of brief entries into Canada and Mexico. Driving is a common and comfortable manner of travel within the U.S., though air travel has wide appeal when time is limited and the distance is great. While I enjoy travel by train, it is often more costly than air travel and, of course, takes much longer. I’ve traveled to Europe twice and would surely enjoy further in-depth, exploration of the Old World, but alas, so many destinations yet, so little time. I have only ventured to Asia once to visit friends in the Philippines. China is my next international travel destination. I am currently engaged in research for that trip.

Follow this link to an interesting compendium of travel resources.

Travel

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The railroad track is miles away, 
    And the day is loud with voices speaking, 
Yet there isn't a train goes by all day 
    But I hear its whistle shrieking.

All night there isn't a train goes by, 
    Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming, 
But I see its cinders red on the sky, 
    And hear its engine steaming.

My heart is warm with friends I make, 
    And better friends I'll not be knowing; 
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take, 
    No matter where it's going.
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For more about the life and poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay go here.

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    • Lara He on April 8, 2014 at 9:54 am
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    Looking forward to seeing you in China. I’d like to be your guide when you come to Xi’an the old city. Even though the air is bad, the local flavor is great and old culture is attractive.:)

    1. Thank you for your comment and for your very gracious offer to be my guide in Xi’an, Lara. I am eager to see the Terracotta Warriors and I know that your city is also famous for noodle dishes. I love noodles! My planning continues. In fact, I will be posting a longer article in which I will ask for suggestions about the best places to visit in China.
      See you in the next lesson. I also made a slight edit to your comment for grammar correction.

    • Young yang on April 11, 2014 at 7:56 am
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    Welcome to Shanghai, China! It’s a modern city with kind citizens like NY,U.S. You may see many of skyrockets standing in the city. It’s very suited for you to have a chance to taste some local yummy dessert and food!

    1. Yes, I am excited about visiting your city. I understand it is very modern with some of the worlds tallest skyscrapers.
      I look forward to meeting you and your family and your Auntie June as well.

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