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Exploring the Beauty Hole and Other Rocks in Xiao Liu Qiu, Taiwan

Exploring the Beauty Hole and Other Rocks in Xiao Liu Qiu, Taiwan
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that we live on a stunningly beautiful sub-tropical island, small enough that many areas are accessible for a day trip or a weekend. This weekend, we decided to ditch the city and headed to a tiny island in the Taiwan Straight called Xiao Liu Qiu (Little Golden Lion...
August 29th, 2010 | Feature, Taiwan, Travelogue | Read More

My Time in Exile!

My Time in Exile!
Pop quiz hot shot, your back in Asia, tucked away in the southwest corner of Taiwan catching up with some buddies you haven’t seen for some time and you receive a phone call telling you that you have 24 hours to leave the country.  What do you do…WHAT DO YOU DO?  Sorry for the Speed reference...
June 18th, 2010 | Feature, Hong Kong, Travelogue | Read More

Rocking & Rolling in Tokyo: Celebrity Style!

Rocking & Rolling in Tokyo: Celebrity Style!
Never have we had an opportunity to hang out with a celebrity.  I’ve seen the movies and the TV shows like Entourage, but knowing someone before they were famous and having an opportunity years later to reconnect puts a unique perspective on things.  This was the case for our recent trip to Tokyo. ...
May 23rd, 2010 | Feature, Japan, Travelogue | Read More

Step into the Super Future: A Weekend in Tokyo!

Step into the Super Future: A Weekend in Tokyo!
Arriving in Tokyo is like what I imagine arriving on the moon would be like. Like part of a real life Jetson’s episode, Narita airport is a conglomerate of unmanned and ultra efficient trams zipping weary travelers to and fro; LCD screens displaying arrivals, departures, and helpful hints; and...
May 22nd, 2010 | Feature, Japan, Travelogue | Read More

Figuring Out What’s Next: Three Weeks on the Left Coast

Figuring Out What’s Next: Three Weeks on the Left Coast
We arrived at YVR after 26 hours in transit: from Montevideo, Uruguay, we took a red eye to Panama City, then another flight to Houston. We had a seven hour layover in Houston (which was obviously spent over beers), and then onto Vancouver, where we arrived just before midnight on March 22. When you’re...
April 12th, 2010 | Feature, Life Abroad | Read More

What? No, Ur-uguay!

What? No, Ur-uguay!
Just across the river from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the southern coast of Uruguay. A one hour ferry ride across the Rio de la Plata, the beautiful colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento is the oldest town in Uruguay. It was settled by Portugal in the 1680’s, which upset the Spanish so much...
April 10th, 2010 | Feature, Travelogue, Uruguay | Read More

Jesus Takes a Bath: Adventures in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jesus Takes a Bath: Adventures in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, South America’s premiere tourist destination, is set to host to the world during the 2016 summer Olympics. With Brazil queued up to host the football World Cup two years earlier, there’s little doubt that the world’s collective attention will soon turn to this self-proclaimed and...
March 16th, 2010 | Brazil, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Swallowed by the Devil: Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Swallowed by the Devil: Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Deciding to endure a 20-hour bus ride is not a decision to be taken lightly, unless of course you’ve experienced the luxury of traveling by cama bus in Argentina. A cama suite is a full-leather recliner chair that reclines to a completely flat position, allowing you to sleep on the bus as you would...
March 15th, 2010 | Argentina, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

The Great (Urban) Outdoors: Argentina’s cities

The Great (Urban) Outdoors: Argentina’s cities
Arriving in Northern Chile after two weeks in Bolivia — the last few days of which were spent in a high altitude and desolate desert — was like arriving in an figurative oasis (figurative, because northern Chile is desert as well): well-paved roads with clear signage and emergency runaway...
March 15th, 2010 | Argentina, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Fall in love with Tango

Fall in love with Tango
As if Argentina had not already shown-off enough personality to make us fall permanently in love (wine, futbol, outdoor cafes…need we say more?), we both became even more enamored after a day of taking in yet another national passion: tango is so hot right now! We started off in the barrio of La...
March 9th, 2010 | Argentina, Feature, Travelogue | Read More
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