An unexpected trip to Hong Kong

After ten days in Thailand we were all ready to get home, but through some unexpected travel events, we found ourselves headed to Hong Kong for a few days. Hong Kong was always very high on my Asian bucket list and…

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One night in Bangkok- again!

After a lovely week in Hua Hin, we made our way back to Bangkok to spend the night and sight see for the day. Our hotel sat right on the Chao Phraya River, which runs through the heart of Bangkok. (Last…

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Hua Hin, one of my favorite Thai destinations

As our time in Asia is quickly coming to a close, we decided to take one last trip to Thailand because we love it so. We arrived in Bangkok late, and after some good sleep, thoroughly enjoyed breakfast with a…

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Our last springtime in Japan

Springtime in Japan is a glorious thing to behold, and something I will dearly miss. The girls and I decided to head to the nearby Shiofune Kannon Azalea Festival on one beautiful spring day last month. As a desert dweller,…

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24 hours in Shanghai

The last and final stop on our tour of China, was the amazing city of Shanghai. With a population of about 24 million people, it is roughly three times the size of New York City. China is massive! Our first…

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The Terracotta Warriors- fascinating!

When planning our trip to China, I knew that seeing the Terracotta Warriors would be a must, even though it takes a bit of work to get from Beijing to Xi’an. Also, when once in Xi’an, it’s still a 45…

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The ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an

The next stop on our recent trip to China was to the city of Xi’an (pronounced she-ann), home of the infamous Terracotta Warriors. We flew from Beijing to Xi’an on China Eastern Airlines and it seemed as though we had…

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The Great Wall of China!

Our next stop in Beijing…The Great Wall of China, and great it was! We decided to go to the Mutianyu section of the wall which was about 2.5 hours from downtown Beijing. We hired a driver to take us to…

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Beijing and the Forbidden City

Beijing has always been a bucket list item for me, and with our time winding down in Asia, we decided we had better take the plunge. There are lots of hoops to jump through to visit China, including getting a…

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