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Chengdu is our first real taste of Chinese culture (if, like most people, you don’t count Hong Kong), so we set off exploring some of the unique areas – People’s Park, bar street near Anshun Bridge,...

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Check out the highlight video above of our day at the World’s Largest Building It’s hard to describe in words just how big the New Century Global Center is in Chengdu, China.  It’s three times...

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It’s been a week of battling the crowds and language barrier that come from traveling in China, and we’ve already had a number of fun and interesting moments.  We took the train across the border...

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Before embarking on a 20-day tour of China, Alissa and I have stopped in Hong Kong for our first visit to the Special Administrative Region.  Our expectations are mixed, as we have heard from travelers with...

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‘I Survived Sagada’ is apparently the tagline of the small town of Sagada in the Mountain Province of the Philippines. We saw it on many t-shirts in the souvenir shops that line the main road....

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When I was planning our flights in and out of the Philippines last month, I found a really good deal from Manila to Hong Kong on AirAsia.  The flight left from a city about one...

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There is definitely a different atmosphere when visiting WWII sites in countries like the Philippines, Singapore, Burma, and the Solomon Islands.  Unlike Japan and the U.S., these countries were not only innocent bystanders, but were...

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We are back in Southeast Asia after a three-week break in Japan and Korea, and that means no more country-wide high-speed rail lines; it’s back to night buses, jeepneys, and pick-up trucks. We depart Manila...

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We’re back in the Philippines! The destination of our first international trip together in 2010, and the country that helped feed our desire for travel. Our first trip included the exotic, barely developed beach towns...

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Eating street food is a way of life for most Vietnamese, and we travelers love to join in, trying exotic dishes fried up by the best chefs around.   On the bustling An Hoi island near...

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