Category Archives: Culture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Huashan 1914

If you visit Taipei, you really should take a stroll around Huashan 1914, a one time industrial complex that’s now an artsy, creative center. Huashan 1914 has several cafés, galleries, shops and restaurants. The art ranges from the cute to … Continue reading

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I’m Free Walking Tours: Sydney

I love a good, freebie and so when I saw a write up in my Lonely Planet: Australia for I’m Free walking tours of Sydney, I starred the entry. I’m Free general walking tours are offered at 10:30 and 2:30 … Continue reading

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Simon & Martina

If you can’t get yourself to Asia to live the fabulous life of, say an English teacher, just check out one of the over 1000 videos Simon and Martina have made in which they share their discoveries of their old … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Simplify

Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack invites bloggers to post travel photos each week. This time she’s given us “Simplify” for a theme because the first week of August is Simplify Your Life Week. The images above all have simple lines … Continue reading

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Užupis

A friend of mine visited Užupis in Lithuania and mentioned its unique constitution. It’s made me want to visit. Maybe next summer?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Russian Tea Room, Harbin, China

Eating at the Russian Tea Room in Harbin is like eating in a Russian grandmother’s house. The decor is homey, full of antiques from former Russians who lived in Harbin in the early 20th century. I enjoyed the Russian tea … Continue reading

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National Art Museum of China

Harmony in Diversity – Four ProfessorsDai Shunzhi, Fan Yang, Han Jingwei and Yuan Wusi Traditional Chinese Painting Exhibition runs through next Monday. I loved the different styles of ink painting. The exhibit is free if you bring a passport or … Continue reading

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798 Art Space

Last week I visited the 798 Art Space in Beijing. I’m proud of myself for getting to this place beyond the subway system using public transportation rather than a taxi. Just take the subway to Dongzhimen and then take bus … Continue reading

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