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Visiting the Great Wall of China Travel

A trip to 北京 Beijing, China wouldn’t be complete without going to see the 长城, the Great Wall. It’s certainly worthy of all the attention it deserves, and it is definitely worth spending a day 爬 climbing it. Like most other attractions in China, however, the Great Wall is often packed with tourists, especially during the weekends and holidays. About the Great Wall The Great...

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Doors in Beijing, China Travel

Whenever I travel, one of the things that most catches my eyes are the doors and doorways I come across. And in Beijing, China, there were so many beautiful doors and doorways that I found myself with my 照相机 (zhàoxiàngjī) camera constantly at the ready. I noticed that many of these 门 (mén) doors were painted 红色 (hóngsé) red. In China, red is an auspicious...

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Doors & Doorsways in Paris, France Travel

In past posts, I’ve shared my love of doors – their character and their beauty. They are probably one of the things that I most photograph whenever I find myself out and about, and over the years, I’ve built up quite the collection. This isn’t my first post about doors in Paris, nor will it likely be my last. But if you’re looking for something...

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TUO Travel Undergarment Organizer Review Travel

After years of pretty regular travel, I have my system for packing down. Organization is my thing. Especially when it comes to physical space and packing can be a pretty enjoyable process for me (as long as I’m sure of everything I need to bring). But there’s always one part of packing that I’ve been a bit unsure of, and that’s how to organize my...

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Maille Mustard in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Established in Marseille, France in 1723, Maille has since opened boutiques featuring its mustards, cornichons, salad dressings, and oils in Paris, London, New York, and Bordeaux. Antoine-Claude Maille, a distillateur-vinaigrier (distiller and vinegar-maker), saw great potential in vinaigre (vinegar) and so he invented the “Vinaigre des quatre voleurs” (Vinegar of the Four Thieves) meant to be swallowed by the teaspoon along with water to fight the...

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