Category Archives: Destinations

As goes Dubuque, so goes Hong Kong

In 1882, the rich in Hong Kong needed the Peak Tram to take them up Victoria Peak, and a rich man in Dubuque needed a cable car to take him home. Today, visitors can still take the railways the rich once used, to find some great views. Continue reading

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STL-BRU-HAM-LIM-WAW

St. Louis to Brussels to Hamburg to Lima to Warsaw … on a plane … takes a long time. Continue reading

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World Travel in Western Illinois

A Western Illinois trip down the Mississippi River Road takes me to exotic locales: Brussels, Warsaw, and Lima. Continue reading

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Tiger Love at O’Hare

The mural at Chicago O’Hare where tigers make love (out of nothing at all) Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Shanghai

Apartments ready to be torn down for development in Shanghai. Continue reading

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Dyslexic Shanghai: A Pnik Experience

When PINK becomes PNIK, you know you’re in China. Continue reading

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Checklist for China Visitors

Here is a checklist that every visitor must see on travels to China.  It has nothing to do with the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, or the Terra Cotta Warriors at Xi’an.  Here is the true list of things not to miss … Continue reading

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Crossing a Shanghai Street

There is logic to traffic in Shanghai, but I can’t quite figure it out. A simple crossing of a street becomes an SAT test question. Continue reading

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Shanghai’s Ugly Skyscraper

The ugliest skyscraper in Shanghai is a poor Caesars Palace imitation. But I almost started to like it. Continue reading

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My 5 Favorite Views of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city of great views. Here are my 5 favorite views. Continue reading

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