Monthly Archives: July 2012

On my first morning, my Airbnb hosts showed me the way to the farmer's market--showing me the way to some wonderful coffee and a beautiful rooftop view.
When I visited Beijing in the couple years before the Olympics, I didn't see any of the venues for the games. At that time I didn't even know where in the city they were located. I stuck with the...
For a short time before the Beijing Olympics in 2008, I taught at a language center in Shenzhen. It wasn't entirely legal as the company couldn't get me a residence permit and had me apply for business visas for...
I've seen plenty of animal crossing signs in my travels. Some are obvious and others are not. When I was 16 and traveling with my parents through New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado, we came across a Bigfoot Crossing sign...
After searching for reasonably-priced accommodations in Halifax and coming up empty, I decided to give Airbnb a try. For my readers who don't know, Airbnb is a service that connects travelers with locals who rent out rooms or enter...

Party Crashing

It was a pleasant coincidence that I booked my trip to Halifax during Canada Day celebrations. I also visited Montreal last year during a fireworks festival that I discovered while searching for things to add to my itinerary. Sometimes...
A trip to Halifax to enjoy Canada Day on July 1 before returning to the US to enjoy American Independence Day on July 4.

HK at 15

July 1 marks 15 years since Hong Kong was returned to mainland China. I wasn't around long enough to notice the significant changes.