Winter Village At Bryant Park

One of the many little shops in the Winter Village

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National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian

Space Shuttle Discovery

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Tuckaleechee Caverns, Townsend TN

Roadside attractions are always better when they’re natural and took millions of years to make

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New routes to SYD via OneWorld

Head’s up!  While reading The Points Guy this morning, I came across this update about new routes coming from some major airlines.   Quantas will begin offering service from SFO to Sydney beginning later this year.  However, it seems this will be on a …

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A little Filipino Heaven in the midst of London’s polite chaos

I first found Josephine’s Restaurant in February 2014 when I was in London for work. I’m half Filipino and miss the savory and delicious foods of my people and try to find a Filipino restaurant any time I travel. Sometimes that …

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Two ways to confuse the locals in Japan

“Konichiwa,” I said as I approached the counter this morning to make my purchases at the Keio Department Store food market with my hands full of my items. The lady at the cash register perked up and immediately began firing …

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Some tips for Public Transit

Here are some things I’ve learned in my travels for getting around in foreign cities, especially in Asia.  Not any particular order of importance, just some things I’ve noticed and picked up along the way. 1: Get the app.  These …

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A night out at the Abbot’s Choice in Roppongi

I’m sitting here in a tiny classroom full of engineers, sitting in and assisting with a training class that some consultants from my company are putting on to teach them how to deploy OpenStack Cloud software.  The room has nice …

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The Month of Living Expatriately: Part 5 – That Evening, She Wept

Wednesday started off melancholy for me.  It was my last day in Taipei, my last day of work in the office at Taipei 101.  My last night in the only other city in the world that feels like home.  Tomorrow I would …

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The Month of Living Expatriately: Part 4 – Weekend Shenanigans

Taipei can be a very busy city.  The locals work hard from morning and often well into the night.  It’s not uncommon to see businesses that westerners would expect to be closed by 6:00PM to remain open until nearly midnight. …

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