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My nephew is going to Russia for a semester starting in February. I’ve never been there, but here are some tips for him. Advertisements
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
When I lived in Seoul there weren’t anywhere near as many kinds of cafés. I remember going to a Barbie™ café, but it ran out of business. The lamb café was quite close to where I was when I visited in … Continue reading
Since it’s so expensive (usually $36 for adults) I haven’t been to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium in years. Probably 35 years. But a friend enticed me to try the Wednesday night “Jazzin’ at the Shedd” experience, which is just $18. In … Continue reading
I had a great brunch on Saturday at Inspirations Kitchens’ 3504 W. Lake St, near Garfield Park. It’s a restaurant where homeless people are trained for careers in restaurants. The atmosphere was bright, artsy and cheerful. The service was swift … Continue reading
I tried Megabus for my return to Chicago from Champaign, IL. The price seemed good and the bus would get me in an hour before Amtrak. The bus was to leave at 5:15pm. At the bus station I asked the … Continue reading
Insadong is one of my favorite places in Seoul, South Korea. It’s a neighborhood of tea houses, shops, art galleries and cultural demonstrations. It’s just fun to wander around. My favorite way to wind up an afternoon in Insadong is … Continue reading
I had a layover in Bangkok so I decided to stay at a Best Western by the airport. Luckily, this was a great decision. The hotel shuttle was easy to find; the hotel personnel were friendly and spoke English well. … Continue reading
I had four days off in a row and took the opportunity to go to Datong so I could see the Yungang Caves and the Hanging Temple. Datong’s off the beaten path and there’s only one train a day there. … Continue reading
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