Blogs I Follow
So WordPress is ending this fun, community-building, delightful challenge. They haven’t given a reason why, which is disappointing. I loved getting a new theme to inspire me and to get a chance to see how others had responded. I connected … Continue reading
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
The Grand Mercure Dongchen offers beautiful rooms and good service. I actually reserved a room here by accident. I wanted to book a room at the Mercure by Beijing’s South Cathedral, but inadvertently booked this location. I found the staff … Continue reading
This weekend I went to Beijing with some friends, one whose travel style is higher than mine. She doesn’t like to take public transportation so she’s been hiring a driver, Charlie, to take her around. I just wouldn’t consider hiring … Continue reading
It turned out that I had forgotten to book a room in Beijing for July 6th. In April I thought I’d just save money and stay at a hostel before returning to my Beijing hotel, Novotel Xinqiao. However, the hostel … Continue reading
For years, since it opened actually, I’ve wanted to stay at the Peninsula Hotel in Beijing. This five star hotel group is outside my price range in the US, Europe or Hong Kong. I’ve considered booking a room in the … Continue reading
Since I needed good Internet access for my online class on Saturday I checked out of my hostel and into the Novotel Xi in Beijing. I was looking forward to the nice decor, cable news and a splendid bathroom. I … Continue reading
If you need to stay near Beijing’s Airport, the Crowne Plaza is a good choice. It’s not as expensive as the Hyatt and offers a free shuttle outside gate 5, which leaves ever 30 minutes. I checked out the Ibis … Continue reading
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
“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
Street | Urban | Travel | Photography by Marcus Puschmann
Open eyes. Open hearts. Open hands.
Connecting to Friends, Old and New, Through Recipes, Gardens, and Dinner Parties
K-beauty, skincare, Asian cosmetics, and possibly some hamster butts.