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2017 Entry Two Bali- Ubud and Lake Batur

  I was so happy to finally put Seminyak in the rearview mirror for a few days and get on the road heading north. Our first stop was in the city of Ubud, about an hour from Seminyak. Despite a … Continue reading

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2017 Entry One- Bali, Seminyak and the Beach

I suppose this area was a good choice for the first few days of this first trip to Bali. It is the northern tip of a stretch of beach from South Kuta that is largely inhabited by a never-ending flow … Continue reading

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Summer 2016: Entry 9- Shanghai Part 2 and Beyond!

I managed to shower and take a 1 ½ hour nap before venturing forth in search of the Shanghai Museum. After walking around a bit to get my bearings of the neighborhood, I reached the People’s Park. It was then … Continue reading

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Summer 2016: Entry 8- The Road to Shanghai

Returning to the hotel in Xi’an from the Muslim Quarter, I grabbed my bags and went out to the street to get a cab. You would think that one would be available at 3:30, but I waited for 10 minutes … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 Entry 7: Xi’an Part Two

Xi’an is a big distraction because it has so many attractions! I felt like a monkey surrounded by so much bright and shiny bling! Every time I focused on going to one place, I’d see an equally interesting one and … Continue reading

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Summer 2016: Entry 6: Xi’an and Its Warriors — Part 1

It took about 45 minutes to get to the Luoyang Longmen Station for the high-speed train to Xi’an. David’s older brother wanted to stay with me to be sure I got the right train, but his little daughter, “Dede,” was … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 Entry 5: Luoyang, China

The first thing you notice about Luoyang, indeed most cities here, is the haze of fog and pollution. In the winter, there are even alerts to stay indoors because of the poor air quality. I know first-hand that any lung … Continue reading

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