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You Threw That Out?! Heads Are Gonna Roll!

As a rule, apartments in Japan are small and the Japanese are neat and organized. They don’t hoard, so sometimes, the garbage is interesting. We passed this on the street and wondered who’d tossed these out. ...

The Garden of Happiness in Shanghai

Having decided to forego the Traditional Chinese Tea Scam, we instead walked through the Old City of Shanghai. It’s the original urban core of Shanghai dating back to the 12th century. It was once defined by ...

Shanghai’ed in Shanghai!

We really stick out in a crowd in some places of the world, like a cat in a dog park. In these places, I don’t even bother trying to blend in. I wear my blue Columbia hiking ...

3 Taiwanese Rituals Explained

One of the reasons we love to travel is to learn about other cultures and traditions. Even though I’m familiar with Judeo-Christian rituals, I  could not imagine what worshippers were doing in the Dianji Temple in ...