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Why Do Images Of Buddha Look Different?

  Have you ever wondered why sometimes statues of Buddha are thin and serious looking and other times he is quite round and jovial? Think of the statues in your local Chinese restaurant and then your local Thai restaurant, they … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 27Aug11 Bali

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is a statue of a Barong in the artist community of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Masks and other artwork featuring Barongs are some of the most iconic of souvenirs brought back from the … Continue reading

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Man In The Moon Or The Rabbit On The Moon?

As a kid I would hear of the man in the moon, but I never saw it. I had a very active imagination -  my mother would argue an overly active imagination – but I never saw the man in … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 8July11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Chinatown in Singapore (yes, Singapore has a Chinatown but that is a different blog). The Lion Dance that utilizes this costume is typically preformed during the Chinese New Year. … Continue reading

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Adapting to Foreign Power

Even the most seasoned traveler is often confused when sorting out global power and adaptor needs and all too often relies on the advice of the sales clerk at a pricey travel gadget store. We are all tethered to our … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 28April11 Singapore

This week we venture into the street markets of Singapore’s Chinatown. This photo of Chinese calligraphy brushes taken in a shop on Pagoda Street. The colors and textures of the brushes pop against the red background. Red is a very … Continue reading

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What is a “Mer-ee”?

Not every one is familiar with Mer-ee so I have asked our mascot and favorite travel companion to tell in his own words a little about himself. Mer-ee has been great fun to travel with and has been a great … Continue reading

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March’s travel book review

Food, travel, and biting wit is the focus of GW Nunn Adventures travel book of the month. For March’s review we look at Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservation: Around the World on an Empty Stomach.” We have absolutely no reservations about … Continue reading

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