Staring at the Lion’s Feet in Shanghai

“Sometimes we don't even realize what we really care about, because we get so distracted by the symbols.” ― Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid...

Overlooking San Marco Square

"There is something so different in Venice from any other place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted...

Lessons from Utility Workers in Vietnam

I know that things are getting tougher When you can't get the top off from the bottom of the barrel. -Operation Ivy, Knowledge Sometimes it's difficult to...

Beer in the Park

"While we were sober, three shared the fun; Now we are drunk, each goes his way. May we long share our odd, inanimate feast, And meet at...
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Lessons from My Korean Temple Stay

Reflecting on the lessons I learned during my stay at Woljeongsa Temple in South Korea while traveling and searching for a job.
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Sunrise over Perugia

Near my apartment in Italy is a scenic overlook. It's a great location to watch the sunrise over Perugia and the hills below.
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Out of Seoul

Long conversations beside blooming irises – joys of life on the road  -Bashō Today I depart Seoul after two months of living in a tiny apartment near Toppoki...
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Touring Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei in the Angkor Wat complex is one of the most beautiful temples. This 10th century Cambodian temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
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Where Do You Want to Live?

Twitter user @PekingMike reminded me of an interesting sign I saw back in 2007 in Tianjin, China. Back in 2011, he co-wrote an article...

Farewell, Taipei

Today is my final full day in Taiwan, which is unfortunately filled with a long workday. I don't have much to pack, but I...
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Overlooking Hong Kong

After more than a month in Taipei, I've had time to reflect on past travels and destinations. I've started looking into weekend trips out...
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Vietnam Almost Deported Me for a Photo

I almost got arrested and/or deported for taking a photo of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee building in Vietnam.
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Pinkest Church in Town

While walking around my neighborhood in Saigon, I came across one building that stood out: Nha Tho Tan Dinh. This Catholic church was the...
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Staring into the Distance at Baphuon

Before heading back to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, my driver dropped me off at Prasat Bayon. At the top of Baphuon, I took in the view out over the crowd.
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Happy Lantern Festival

Happy Lantern Festival, a holiday in China that marks the end of the Lunar New Year festivities.