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Italian Adventure

CHINA | Monday, 24 Sep 2018 | Views [72]

Here I am Italy and I am not quite sure how it happened.  I applied for the Italian homestay program many months ago and so the idea of living in Italy had always seemed remote (and unreal). Even now, I am having trouble wrapping my head around ... Read more >


Photos: Spring Festival Holiday Adventure - Part Three

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Mar 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Spring Festival Holiday Adventure - Part Three

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Mar 2016 | Views [244]

Next day, Ryo got us to the train station for our overnight stay in Osaka before heading back to Taiwan. Managed to navigate our way to our ryokan (traditional style) hotel with tatami room and public bath. Settled in and then headed out to the nearby ... Read more >


Photos: Spring Festival Holiday Adventure - Part Two

JAPAN | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Spring Festival Holiday Adventure - Part Two

CHINA | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2016 | Views [234]

After spending the morning overwhelmed by the 1,000 golden Buddha statues in the Sanjusan shrine, we bullet trained to Nagoya and met Ryo and Narumi. Had a great dinner of shabu shabu at their place, played games and made plans for the next leg of our ... Read more >


Photos: Spring Festival Holiday Adventure - Part One

CHINA | Saturday, 20 Feb 2016 | Photo Gallery

Taiwan - Little Liu Schiu Island
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Spring Fesival Holiday Adventure - part One

CHINA | Saturday, 20 Feb 2016 | Views [363]

Well, the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year holiday finally arrived. Nanjing was showing signs of holiday festivity preparations – stores were packed with special New Years treats, shoppers were busy stocking up on all the necessities for their ... Read more >


Shanghai/Christmas - Where's MY culture shock?

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | Views [312]

As I headed into the holiday season – the first time to be away from the states at this time in many years – I was expecting a heavy dose of homesickness and culture shock. We had been teaching all new students in our program in Utah about ... Read more >


Photos: Shanghai/Christmas 2015

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Tokyo Trip Part Two

CHINA | Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 | Views [289]

We met the next morning and headed to a French bistro for their breakfast set – amazing assortment of breads, pastries and jams with good, strong coffee to start the day. On the way there, we passed a street performance in front of a department ... Read more >


Photos: Tokyo Trip - Part Two

CHINA | Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Tokyo Trip Part One

CHINA | Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | Views [296]

Japan – World premiere, cheesy show, good friends, amazing food, culture shock I just returned from a four-day trip to Tokyo to see the world premiere of a new musical about the career of Harold Prince. During the trip, I was able to re-connect ... Read more >


Photos: Tokyo trip - part one

CHINA | Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Three Day weekend fun!

CHINA | Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Redefining Home

CHINA | Saturday, 10 Oct 2015 | Views [217]

As I came back from my trip to Hong Kong, for once in many years, suddenly I was not coming back to the familiar sights of the Great Salt Lake, the Wasatch mountains, Salt Lake’s skyline to land in the Salt Lake airport as I had done so many times ... Read more >


Photos: Hong Kong Part Two

CHINA | Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Hong Kong Part Two

CHINA | Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | Views [186]

Friday – made my way to TST on my own – navigating the way to the Star Ferry from the Wan Chai metro stop – made it! – paid the fifty cent ferry fee for a spectacular ride across the harbour. Met Gordon at a fancy mall and headed ... Read more >


Photos: Hong Kong Part One

CHINA | Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Hong Kong part One

CHINA | Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | Views [185]

Hong Kong – it is one of those anomalies of a city. You wonder how it can exist. Buildings shooting to the sky – apparently covering every inch of the small island space available. The ultimate in high end glitzy shopping – Prada, Louis ... Read more >


Photos: Working LIfe at Jinling High School

CHINA | Saturday, 12 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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