Beijing – Fighting Cricket


Remember how I teased about the Fighting Crickets when I did the Hutong tour?  Well, here you get the details! Not going to lie, this was the biggest pull for me to do the Hutong…

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Beijing – Hutong District


Man, it has been a while, hasn’t it?  So I feel it’s about time to play my favorite game – Where In The World is E.M. Ervin?? (A hint to the audience, she’s back in good…

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Once Upon a Time – Earworms


Believe it or not, there was a time before the interwebs.  I know, it was a very long time ago, before several of you out there were born (excuse me while I cry), but THERE…

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Seoul – Bukchon Hanok Village


While I was in Seoul, I got to visit a number of different sites. Bukchon Hanok Village, while a touristy place is also a residential district.  It’s one of the ‘historical districts’ in Seoul. It’s set…

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Seoul – Lotte Tower


While I was in Seoul, one of the places I had the chance to visit was Lotte Tower. This is the tallest building in all of South Korea, the fifth tallest in the world. Yeah…. it…

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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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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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