Seoul – Gyeongbokgung Palace


Now, where was I? Oh yes, Seoul! As we all know, I am enamored with history. The older the better, really! And while I did visit some modern-day sites in Seoul, we cannot forget why…

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Settling Back In


First and foremost, I LIIIIIIVE!! I know there’s been radio silence since I got back to the States, but it’s been a bit insane.  I swear, it feels like I have somewhere or something I’m…

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Beijing – The Great Wall (Mutianyu)


I’m hopping around a bit here, so bear with me.  I know I was just talking about my first stop in Seoul last week, and not to fear – I went a TON of other…

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Seoul – Trick Eye Museum


    We all know I’m a history buff.  I’d say the majority of my posts in China kinda prove that, don’t they? But we also should all know that I’m a great big dork.  Hey,…

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The Truth of the Matter


It was the little things that made Bea realize that Jake might have had a problem. The sudden start when in an otherwise quiet room. Staring off into space as if listening to a distant…

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Dalian Zoo – Part 2


So we got to see a whole bunch of those warm fuzzy critters last time, but not EVERYTHING! Not by a long stretch! But, I mean, we got the pandas and the adorbs red pandas,…

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Life Lessons from Debate


This past weekend, I got to be a judge at a debate tournament here in China. Don’t worry – I’m not going to launch into the ins and outs of debate in China and how…

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Dalian Forest Zoo (Part 1)


Did I mention I had witnessed an attempted jailbreak in Dalian a few weeks ago?  No?  I even got a picture… (yep – I think I’m funny….)   Now, why on earth would I be…

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Thank You For Coming In


“Thank you for agreeing to meet with me, Agent Rider.”  The vice-principal had greeted Richard at the door with a grim smile and a firm handshake.  “Please, come in. Can I get you something to…

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Banpo Museum – Xi’an


Before I thought of going to Xi’an, I admittedly didn’t even know this one existed, and I only found it on a fluke.  I was looking at private tours for the Terracotta Warriors, and I…

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