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Random Food of the Day

A creative selection of breakfast dumplings at the Shanghai Pudong Renaissance Hotel

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 1 – Hamburg

This spring I had the pleasure of being a tour host for 3 of my nieces on a trip to Germany.  All three were approximately the age I was when I first lived in Germany, and I would be traveling … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 7: The Northern California Coast

It was well into the afternoon by the time I was waved through the shack of an agricultural entry station as my “welcome to California experience.” In today’s world, I rank it up there with Oregon’s professional gas pumpers as … Continue reading

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Clear English

There are many places where the odd use of the English language on an ice maker wouldn’t raise my attention… but it is a bit surprising to find it in a hotel in England.

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 6: Takayama

The train from Hida-Furukawa to Takayama only took about 15 minutes and is essentially going from one end of a valley to the other, so the ride in and of itself wasn’t overly impressive. Once at the Takayama station, it … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 3: Kashiwazaki

Kashiwazaki was an unknown to me before this trip, and I decided to make it a stopping point purely on the basis that I wanted to stay on the Sea of Japan coast, be close enough to Takayama to be … Continue reading

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Osaka from 500 feet and 30 miles

My arrival in Osaka was sadly predictive of my stay there. I was met at the airport around noon, taken to the office I was working at, and about 1:30 AM I got in a taxi and found myself heading … Continue reading

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