Blogs I Follow
I just finished listening to Bill Bryson narrating his book In a Sunburned Country. This tale of traveling around Australia made me want to return to see the Devil’s Marbles, Ayer’s Rock, Shark Bay, Bondi Bay and even the Telegraph … Continue reading
I highly recommend animator Guy Delisle’s graphic memoir Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. Deslisle, a French Canadian, had to go to North Korea for two months to supervise the animators his French employer contracted (for their ultra-cheap rates). As … Continue reading
“A lovely face is a gift from heaven, but tiny feet can improve social standing.” Lisa See‘s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan tells the story of Lily and her “old same” or lao tang, Snow Flower. Because the two … Continue reading
It’s the birthday of the man who said: “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux, born in Medford, Massachusetts (1941). After college he went in the Peace Corps and taught school in Malawi, … Continue reading
I used Fodor’s Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque, on my recent trip to New Mexico. I favor the Fodor’s series because their “Fodor’s Choices” always meet my expectations and their star system helps me decide what to see when I … Continue reading
capturing memories one moment at a time
Drawing inspiration for travel
Extraordinary delight of musicals and spirituality
Life hacks, fashion and beauty tips, photography, health gyan, poetry and heartfelt musings about everything and anything under the sun!
“The audience seems hazy to me, shrouded in a veil through which I can’t see.” Park Chan-wook
A sailboat, a couple, and their little dog too.
A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.
A celebration of Japanese culture.
Favorite Finds From YouTube
TWO PILGRIMS PROGRESSING TO PARADISE
Vegetarian + plant-based recipes + travel photography
By University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, iSchool Students
The good, the bad and the ugly; an uncensored look at the latest films hitting the big screen.
News and commentaries for a free and just China
Helping you attain your goals
Looking deeper at the best classic movies
Photos, thoughts and stories