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2018: Entry Three– Jianshui, Yunnan, China

After the rice terraces and the Yuanyang area, I wasn’t thinking much of Jianshui, a city where we would stop for the night before ending back in Kunming. We didn’t have to journey all through the mountains like on the … Continue reading

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2018 Entry Two- Yuanyang Terraced Rice Fields, Yunnan, China (continued)

Haan, the driver, became another person taking those narrow, sharp, and curvy mountain roads. Even Cherry was complaining that she was getting sick. I was having horrific flashbacks of traveling on that dangerous mountain road, Route 13, in Laos between … Continue reading

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2018- Entry One Yunnan, China

I love having a ten-year multi-entry visa for China. I just get the ticket, jump on the plane, and can go for up to sixty days at a pop! My first real trip there several years ago was fantastic, and … Continue reading

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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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