Stir Crazy? Get Creative at Home With These Online Courses – Tokyo Travel Article

Stir Crazy? Get Creative at Home With These Online Courses Raise your hand if you’ve had way too much free time at home! Especially if you’ve made the move to work remotely, you might be a little stunned by how much time your commute to work actually took up, and are now left with a couple of extra hours every day. You might want to pick up Japanese and get fit, or maybe you want to take this time to…

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Exploring the Bingling Caves • Travel with Mei and Kerstin – Couples Travel Article

Exploring the Bingling Caves • Travel with Mei and Kerstin  Leaving Xi‘an after only 3 days, we felt like betraying the capital of ancient China. When our guide Rocky waved us goodbye at the train station, I almost regretted not having extended our time in Xi’an for a few more days. But I reminded myself to not forget our goal. The purpose of this trip was to discover the Ancient Silk Road… About 630 km further west, we arrived in Lanzhou.…

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How Tokyo’s Yamanote Train Line Inspired a Unique Art Poster Project – Tokyo Travel Article

How Tokyo’s Yamanote Train Line Inspired a Unique Art Poster Project When the first section of Yamanote Line was built in 1885 it served as a freight line that connected Shinagawa and Akabane stations, completing the route that led all the way from Yokohama to Aomori in the far north. The new C-shaped route ran through Tokyo’s western foothills (yama-no-te) where there was less populous to disturb. The ever-expanding city soon encroached into the sleepy villas of Meguro, Shibuya and…

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African Shopping in Stockholm – Slow Travel Stockholm – Sweden Travel Article

African Shopping in Stockholm – Slow Travel Stockholm African Shopping in Stockholm Uncover the beautiful colors of Africa in Stockholm as Bobbie Traut explores deeper into Stockholm to find African shopping in Stockholm with unique designs, textiles, art, and jewelry. Colours of Africa photo courtesy of the authorCities have layers. And as you dig deeper into a place, you begin to peel back those layers. You find that your perspective and relation to that place has shifted, deepened, expanded. To…

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Lalique’s Elegant Glasswork the Perfect Marriage with Japan’s Royalty – Tokyo Travel Article

Lalique’s Elegant Glasswork the Perfect Marriage with Japan’s Royalty The Art Deco movement of the 1920s and ‘30s came at the height of the French colonial empire when 10 percent of the world was under the control of France, and goods, materials and new forms of art were flowing into the country from Africa and Asia. The Purist faction of Art Deco, led by architect Le Corbusier (who designed the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo), eschewed the frivolous, gaudy designs…

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Why you need to escape Manhattan to truly see New York — all the ways you wander – Travel Article

Everything arrived together, which we love, and along with enormous pieces of crispy fried chicken and golden waffles, we just had to include Corn Bread, Mac & Cheese, Pork Belly Nuggets and Braised Collard Greens. It’s safe to say our first southern food experience was well-rounded! The Pork Belly Nuggets were the star of the show with Kimchi, Blueberry Balsamic Glaze and Pickled Watermelon. Although the buttermilk chicken was the perfect combination of crispy goodness and moist, tender chicken, our…

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Culture and Adventure in Iranian Kurdistan » Discover World Places – Travel Article

A story about life; it’s unbearable, it’s wonderful, it’s unique taste and kindness from a travelers perspective.  10 minute read. Horrible nights The night was long, endless almost. Man, was I mistaken when yesterday I thought we would sleep in paradise. Surrounded by a one-hectare garden filled with pomegranate trees, the soft sounds of the whirling river down below and the cool summer air on our skin. It was late when we arrived at Sarriz’ garden, and the night had…

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The Motelorcycle Chronicles Motels and Motorcycle Travel, The New Roaring 20s – Travel Article

Welcome the glam. Welcome the style. Welcome the 2020s! It was 100 years ago that America welcomed in the roaring 20s. The Great War was over and people were thirsty for decadence and adventure. The 1920s ushered in a new era of motor tourists as Americans bought shiny new motor vehicles and took to travel the country.  While there is no record of the total amount of motorcycles sold in the 1920s, by the end of the decade Americans purchased…

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Seeking solace in Sri Lanka – MyStatesman.com – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Seeking solace in Sri Lanka – MyStatesman.com Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, May 05, 2018On the three-hour drive from Colombo to Sri Lanka’s far southern coast, my driver says very little. Occasionally he points out a tea plantation, a crew of fishermen working together in one long line to pull a heavy net from the sea or a gleaming, golden Buddha anchoring the exterior of a temple. When he speaks again after a companionable period of silence, I am struck by…

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