Category Archives: Experience

What is this?

I don’t remember the country of origin of this headdress or its era. Anyone know? It looks Southeast Asian to me, but I sure could be wrong. Advertisements

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Candlelight Christmas Tour

I was lucky to go to the Glessner House’s Candlelight Christmas Tour on Saturday. Located on the famed Prairie Avenue, where Chicago’s elite lived 100 years ago or so, the Glessner House is a museum housed in a 18th century … Continue reading

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What Not to Do in Russia

My nephew is going to Russia for a semester starting in February. I’ve never been there, but here are some tips for him.

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Travel Tips for China

Traveling in Asia is a lot different than in North America or Europe. You need to prepare yourself for different bathrooms, traffic, negotiations and foods. There’s a lot to delight in, but you’ll enjoy yourself more if you are prepared. … Continue reading

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Visiting Hakone

Let’s take a little arm chair trip to Japan. Hakone is a good day trip from Tokyo. I’ve just discovered these Life Where I’m From videos and love them. Check them out and subscribe on YouTube.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

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 be … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny

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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Cocktail Hour in Kunming

Here’s most, but not all of what the Sofitel Kunming club floor offered for cocktail hour during my stay in June. Amazing, right? And just as delicious as it looks. Of course, there were sweets.

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Sofitel, Kunming, China

I used some points to stay at the Sofitel in Kunming. Although they were extremely busy with a meeting between Yunnan and Taiwan, the staff went out of their way when I checked in and whenever I was in the … Continue reading

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