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While roaming around Siquijor island crossing back north through the mountains from a trip to the southern side of the island something caught my attention. At the highest point just before the decline down a few locals waved their hands and pointed me in some vague direction indicating that I should go check it out. […]

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The Niagara Falls are one of the prominent memories of my childhood tours around America. I remember them as one of the most impressive natural wonders I’ve seen up to that point in  time and together with the general high of the visit to the American wonderland, the falls proved a memory to last. …

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In the spirit of the lovely trend of "Shit girls say…" or "Shit people say…" and seeing that my "Sh*t Hong Kong People Say to White Guys" was able to get a few positive responses, I sat down to quickly write down some of the sh*t people usually say to me about my PhD studies. […]

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There are lots of wonderful neighborhoods in Seoul, but Insadong is perhaps one of the more charming ones to visit, especially as a tourist. It has some laid back traditional Korean feeling to it, offering the glimpse into Korean traditions and culture that tourists expect to see during a quick visit to Seoul.     […]

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In the spirit of the lovely trend of "Shit girls say…" or "Shit people say…" I sat down for a few minutes to quickly write down some of the shit HK people have said to me over the duration of my stay here on more than one occasion. It's a very long list, but I […]

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Washington DC has some superb museums to keep you busy. Some serve as obvious musts for incoming tourists and some are perhaps a bit more off the usual itineraries and are located a bit further away from the central Washington DC Mall.   Since I was naturally drawn to Washington's Chinatown area, not too far […]

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It has been referred to as one of the most beautiful universities in China, and I finally had a chance to look into it first hand while I was visiting Xiamen in China’s Fujian province. I’ve been to a few Chinese campuses before, and in general I would (delicately) say that I wasn’t very impressed […]

Israeli Restaurant in Shenzhen : Ahava

Another surprising discovery. After the new Israeli Falafel place I found in Guangzhou, a friend told me I should go over to Shenzhen to visit a newly opened Israeli restaurant. I was somewhat skeptical, expecting this to be a "middle-eastern" restaurant probably with either Turkish or Egyptian owners/chefs, but as I arrived in Shenzhen’s Shek-O […]

Travel Numbness & Decreasing Newness : My Perspective

The issue at hand – travel numbness & a decreasing sense of newness. It’s to be expected, really. No big surprises here, we can all see it coming, and now the question is how we can best deal with it. It’s a tricky one, there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution to this. …

Clockenflap Music Festival 2011 : Hong Kong

Did I already mention Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Music Festival was brilliant? Yeah, time to show you a bit of what went on.     Aside from the lovely Helen Feng and Nova Heart, I saw a few music performances (though sadly only documented a couple), and spent long hours …

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