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Dressing up for a photo

In China, we observed professional photographers taking photos of (mostly) women who were dressed in traditional costumes and who posed in front of a scenic backdrop.  We saw it in Guilin.  We saw it in Shanghai. The lakes in Guilin … Continue reading

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Take a break!

We’ve been on the road for over nine months and we’ve learned an important lesson. Every once in awhile, we need to take a break. That doesn’t mean going home.  It means a pause in the busy-ness of traveling, time … Continue reading

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The romance of train travel (maybe?)

We looked into flying from Shanghai to Guilin, China, and the two fares would have been almost $600.  Taking an overnight train seemed romantic and less expensive, with a fare of $224 for two of us in sleeping berths.  What … Continue reading

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